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Old 09-29-2015, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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why don't you check out the nightlight on a Friday on Bell Blvd in Bayside? I find some bars a bit older than your age. There are some decent bars in your age group. Restaurants are plenty in the area.

The issue with you is finding an apartment by Bell Blvd (LIRR). There are less supply of apartment by there compared to say FH or Astoria. There are more apartments in Bayside closer to the Bay Terrace/ Cross Island which is quite a hike for you.

The advantage for Bayside over FH & Astoria is the parking. Its more easier to find parking in the residential area. Its is tougher to find parking on Bell or anything close to the Bayside LIRR.
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Old 09-29-2015, 05:02 PM
 
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Yea, the reason she likes Astoria of course is bc all of her friends and family reside in either Manhattan or western queens, so it wouldn't really be that too much of a change or culture shock for her. She also works in Manhattan so for her the commute from Astoria would be a piece of cake, I work in western Nassau (Garden city) so for me the commute from Astoria would be a bit hairy. At least an hour, if not more with traffic. And I would be a lot farther from all of my friends and family out in LI than she would. I feel like I would be the one doing all the compromising in a way.

I am from LI so for me, I feel I would like Bayside or Forest hills ( or even Kew Gardens) a lot more because those areas are kind of a mix between the urban and suburban landscapes. Bayside hills is very suburban, almost like Long island, same for Forest hills and Forest hills gardens....very suburban but yet still in the city, which is what I like.

Astoria really has no "suburban" parts to it. Yes, it has residential areas, but they are more urban than suburban.
Kew Gardens definitely gives a suburban vibe. Why not consider Woodside? It's on the LIRR train map and I've heard it's a less vibrant version of Astoria. Not sure how true this is because I do not have much experience with Woodside.
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