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Unread 11-05-2007, 06:59 AM
 
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Default L train between Montrose and Morgan

I saw a Condo that I absolutely loved, but I'm not sure about the neighborhood. I didn't see much stores or restaurants. In fact, I didn't see much cars or people. It could have been that because it was Sunday. The place is between Montrose and Morgan stops on L line. I work in Midtown East and it only took me 20 minutes to get there. The major cross streets are Bushwick and Flushing Ave. Is anybody here familiar with that neighborhood? If you are familiar, please comment.
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Unread 11-05-2007, 11:00 AM
 
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I used those stations once each. The area seems kind of desolate. Not sure if that counts as "east" williamsburg but its probably Bushwick. Not sure if I would live there but have only been around there a couple times,
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Unread 11-05-2007, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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I saw a Condo that I absolutely loved, but I'm not sure about the neighborhood. I didn't see much stores or restaurants. In fact, I didn't see much cars or people. It could have been that because it was Sunday. The place is between Montrose and Morgan stops on L line. I work in Midtown East and it only took me 20 minutes to get there. The major cross streets are Bushwick and Flushing Ave. Is anybody here familiar with that neighborhood? If you are familiar, please comment.
those areas are not the best, you're trading money for safety, if you don't have much money to use you might have to consider living further away, Astoria queens offers a quick subway ride to the city and a much better lifestyle
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Unread 11-05-2007, 06:39 PM
 
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It's still not the best neighborhood, but it's rapidly gentrifying as many areas along the L have in recent years. Proof of this is thats lines soaring ridership compared to just a few years ago.
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Unread 11-06-2007, 02:14 AM
 
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those areas are not the best, you're trading money for safety, if you don't have much money to use you might have to consider living further away, Astoria queens offers a quick subway ride to the city and a much better lifestyle
2x. "Technically" that is East Williamsburg (right near the Bushwick border) but it is far from the greatest area. That immidiate area is pretty desolite. It also has a high crime rate. So yeah it's basically Bushwick. The damn Bushwick PJ's are a couple blocks away. So is the "border" Flushing Ave. Only difference is real estate is trying to push this area hard.

I second Astoria.

BTW, here is a video you should watch involving the Bushwick/East Williamsburg community. Communities like these are full of social problems you honestly want no part of:


YouTube - S.C.A.R.P. 83rd Precinct Cops Get Served

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Unread 11-06-2007, 06:06 AM
 
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How about further East? around the Dekalb Station?
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Unread 11-06-2007, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Border of the 101/100 Precincts
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i know a few years ago dekalb avenue around the L train had a lot and i mean a lot of drug activity.....this was about 2000, im not sure of how it is now.
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Unread 11-06-2007, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Border of the 101/100 Precincts
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I saw a Condo that I absolutely loved, but I'm not sure about the neighborhood. I didn't see much stores or restaurants. In fact, I didn't see much cars or people. It could have been that because it was Sunday. The place is between Montrose and Morgan stops on L line. I work in Midtown East and it only took me 20 minutes to get there. The major cross streets are Bushwick and Flushing Ave. Is anybody here familiar with that neighborhood? If you are familiar, please comment.
i see you've posted several times on here asking about different neigborhoods.....how is your search going? have you found anything you liked yet? do you have an idea of what would suit you? cause i've seen you ask about harlem, brooklyn, a couple of places.
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Unread 11-08-2007, 07:43 AM
 
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My search isn't very focused. And yes I am still looking. If I like the condo, I'm not sure about the neighborhood. If I like the neighborhood, I don't like the condo. My budget is $400,000. And Condo only - no Coops. Now, I am focusing Brooklyn. But that's by no means definite. I am looking for a decent condo in decent neighborhood for under $400K, regardless of what borough it is.
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Unread 11-08-2007, 02:41 PM
 
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Have you checked Astoria? Nice neighborhood and lots of condos. Should be in your price range. Just make sure to doublecheck the part of Astoria the condos are in as some areas are not as nice as others. Astorians.com might be a good resource.
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