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Old 12-18-2013, 09:51 PM
 
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Thanks for all the links!
We will be moving to cypress hills in the spring, really looking forward to walking around highland park when the weather is warm. Btw highland looks beautiful covered in snow right now!
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:02 PM
 
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Thanks for all the links!
We will be moving to cypress hills in the spring, really looking forward to walking around highland park when the weather is warm. Btw highland looks beautiful covered in snow right now!
Please update us on your situation.
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:06 AM
 
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Thanks for all the links!
We will be moving to cypress hills in the spring, really looking forward to walking around highland park when the weather is warm. Btw highland looks beautiful covered in snow right now!
Congrats. The houses in cypress hills are very nice. Good to know someone that will upkeep them to their full potential will be moving into to one of them.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:09 AM
 
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Thanks for all the links!
We will be moving to cypress hills in the spring, really looking forward to walking around highland park when the weather is warm. Btw highland looks beautiful covered in snow right now!
Hi, since you are from Glendale and Ridgewood I am a little surprised you don't know more about the area since those are the towns surrounding Cypress Hills. I grew up in another surrounding town, Woodhaven, and knew quite a bit about the area. It's almost (maybe not quite) close enough to take a walk and look around, or take a short drive down Cypress Hills Street or Cyprus Avenue and walk the area at different times of the day and evening/night to see how comfortable you feel there.

Highland Boulevard has some really nice houses, but IMHO that's the only really desirable part of Cypress Hills.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:18 AM
 
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Hi, since you are from Glendale and Ridgewood I am a little surprised you don't know more about the area since those are the towns surrounding Cypress Hills. I grew up in another surrounding town, Woodhaven, and knew quite a bit about the area. It's almost (maybe not quite) close enough to take a walk and look around, or take a short drive down Cypress Hills Street or Cyprus Avenue and walk the area at different times of the day and evening/night to see how comfortable you feel there.

Highland Boulevard has some really nice houses, but IMHO that's the only really desirable part of Cypress Hills.
Although neighboring and close by, Ridgewood and Glendale are separated from Cypress Hills by the Cemetery Belt. It is very large physical border, and frankly, there was never all that much reason for someone from Ridgewood or Glendale to cross into Cypress Hills. Woodhaven didn't have such a border, all you had to do was cross the street, similar as someone going from Ridgewood to Bushwick. And althought we were both zoned for Franklin K Lane, it was rare for someone from Glendale to attend that school.

Up and down Ridgewood Ave and Etna St, you'll find some nice rundown rowhouses with under the right ownership can be made very nice.

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Old 12-19-2013, 07:41 AM
 
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martinjsxx, g-dale is totally right.

Cypress Hills was completely off my map because if I went to neighboring towns I went to Maspeth, Middle Village, Forest Hills, or Kew Gardens.

Yes Highland Blvd is very nice but I think the northern blocks near the park have a lot of beautiful buildings, even if they are a little rough around the edges. CH definitely needs some revitalization, many houses need to be restored. I do think there are a lot of factors that give it character.

I will definitely keep you updated on how our situation goes. I am not going to lie, I am weary of walking home from the J later at night by myself. I feel like I will have to be cautious, as we should anywhere...but there is definitely a harsher vibe then Ridgewood.

But we want to buy a home and the neighborhood is in our budget. Honestly we couldn't afford most areas of Queens which is where we wanted to be, but CH is close to neighborhoods where I spend a lot of time and offers a lot of green space to keep me sane. It is a little out of my comfort zone but I guess we are taking a leap of faith. Only time will tell how we will really feel.

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Old 12-19-2013, 12:27 PM
 
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Congratulations!

Like Glendale said, what separates Cypress Hills from interconnecting with Ridgewood or Glendale is the cemetery belt and the expressway. A bus ride going northbound on Cypress Hills St will take you back into Glendale-Ridgewood, if you want some neighborhood specialties. If you have a car, even better and quicker.

The face of Cypress Hills - City Line are changing. Immigrant Dominicans, Mexicans, Bengalis, Indians, Chinese, Arabs are all making their way and are more notable today than 5-10 years ago. Don't be surprise if you happen to see the 'new comers' making their way eastward from hot-spot neighborhoods and taking residents sometime in the near future around your new home, 3-6 years tops for early waves.

What's unique about Cypress Hills is the mixture of residential structures. ColombianBeef showed wooden old farm houses of NYC's past. There are a few like that one in CH.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:12 PM
 
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Video is about 8 months old now. YouTuber Bobby Flash tours Cypress Hills -



The rundown corner house at 1:10 was the one I mentioned early. It had been renovated and enlarged, it has yellow vinyl sides now. Some people don't like that others don't care.

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Old 12-20-2013, 09:28 PM
 
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Good job on promoting your hood. Really interested in its future and I will be keeping watch. It's exciting to see your neighborhood change. I have 2 Thai restaurants around my way now, 1 within walking distance.
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:15 AM
 
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well i'll be moving from east williamsburg to cypress hills (norwood stop on the J train), north of atlantic ave. On the bright side, i will be seeing less hipsters now.
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