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Old 07-20-2013, 01:57 PM
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Highland Boulevard - Cypress Hills Section of East New York. Lovely old mansions remain with a few lots divided into modest houses. I hope they landmark some of this before MacMansions sprout or Fedderers special sprout up on divided lots. The views are of Jamaica Bay, Atlantic Ocean and JFK. Your are right next to Highland Park. Lovely park but with an occasional crime hot spot in the park's isolated areas.

East Elmhurst/North Corona - a few of the old grand houses remain on Ditmars near the entrance to Flushing Meadows Park's Marina. Off there on 27th Ave you can find a few more before you see how the area is losing its fine houses while some are trying their best to maintain what was once an excellent neighborhood (and historic, Malcolm X's last residence is further to the west on 97th Street off 23rd Ave)
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:06 PM
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The older section of Jackson Heights is nice whereas the section right by and on Roosevelt Avenue are less desirable.
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:29 PM
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Thanks Chava astute but I don't think of Jackson Heights as undesirable except right on Roosevelt Ave in the 80's and 90's IF you are unfamiliar with this area (which is safer than it can appear). I was thinking areas traditionally considered as bad or only very seasoned urban dwellers could deal with and the beautiful gems in these areas.
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:15 PM
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The houses still standing from the Brooklyn Manor development in Woodhaven. Most of the homes have already been altered too much, but you can still tell that they once had their day.
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