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Old 08-13-2013, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Between the Bays
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You'll also be close to Hong Kong supermarket.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:08 AM
 
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Area of Elmhurst is quite big. Any more zip code besides 11373?
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:17 AM
 
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Area of Elmhurst is quite big. Any more zip code besides 11373?
Not really. The northern part of 11379 used to be called south Elmhurst when it used to be in 11373, but now I think they would just call themselves middle village. This would be the section between Elliot ave and the LIE.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:43 PM
 
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Elmhurst can be divided into two section north of Queens Blvd and south of Queens Blvd. South of Queens Blvd is quiet with many 2 family homes in a kid-of Archie Bunker architecture, with more trees an a brand new park to its edge. Many new buildings are being built or replacing old one on Queens Blvd, giving it a more "urban center". The Queens Center Mall is on Queens Blvd and serviced well by buses and subway. North of Queens Blvd you have some of the 2 families butmany more 4 - 8 story apartment buildings that you would see in parts of Forest Hills, Briarwood, and Kew Gardens near Queens Blvd. It can be quite congested with Roosevelt Ave being a busy traffic and ommercial corridor.

Ethnically it is akin to Sunset Park Brooklyn but far more concentrated with a huge gay Latino and smaller White/Black population from Jackson Heights going into the area for the inexpensive and good quality produce markets and some of the inexpensive and good ethnic eats.

The city is cognizant of the overcrowding in Elmhurst and has targeted that area for illegal sublets an added a good sized park to the area a little ways from public transport. The area along Roosevelt Ave has become much safer since I moved to the back in 94 when male and femal prostitution was rampant and drug dealing was bad on some parts.

Elmhurst can be a good place for small families and young people who are looking for something affordable and enjoy an ethnically rich neighborhood. The main drawbacks is parts of Elmhurst (espeically the north end) get crowded and the quality of housing is not as good as to the south of Queens Blvd (with exceptions, there are some excellent apartment buildings in that area). As for safety, during the day fine and at night most areas are except for spots near Roosevelt where it is OK but you do need just basic street smarts and comfortable with a very Latino (and soemwhat machismo) cultureand lively neighborhood. For a young single woman I would say Elmhurst near Roosevelt late at night is not ideal but it is not unsafe. The other area that maybe iffy at night is the Elmhurst/Corona border near Junction BLvd is not far from areas that aren't that good (not terrible though). The crime safety map given in the forum offers a good guide to the area.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:47 PM
 
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Not sure if it is any good or not, but they are getting a Joe's Crab Shack. It'll make the area even more crowded.

College Pt developer to build Elmhurst eateries • TimesLedger
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:25 PM
 
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Hmm, it depends G-Dale. I have seen some of the new housing being built in Elmhurst and it is very good. Of course there is some of the Fedderers crap thrown in there but I do think parts of Elmhurst are looking more attractive which is just as well - most areas west of Elmhurst have rents going up and bargains appearing far fewer.
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:09 PM
 
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Hmm, it depends G-Dale. I have seen some of the new housing being built in Elmhurst and it is very good. Of course there is some of the Fedderers crap thrown in there but I do think parts of Elmhurst are looking more attractive which is just as well - most areas west of Elmhurst have rents going up and bargains appearing far fewer.
There is a brand new luxury (whatever that means in any given situation) condo building on the corner of Queens Blvd and Broadway in Elmhurst, steps to the R/M subway station (Grand Ave-Newtown) and not far from the Target mall and the big mall. Also very close to a bunch of the Asian markets on Broadway. The building looks very nice from the outside and one bedrooms are being rented for $2200 to $2500. The Elm East | Luxury Rentals | Queens New York City ApartmentsElm |
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