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Old 07-10-2016, 02:23 AM
 
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Starting at Queens College shortly. Looking for:

1) Tolerable public transit commute to both Queens College and the city (ideally, halfway between each...under an hour to either place)
2) Affordable rent (i.e. cheaper than Astoria)
3) Reasonably safe area (...for a 30 year old male who is not new to NYC, but who has a lot of late nights)

I'm generally unfamiliar with all of Queens aside from Astoria, so I'm not really even sure what areas are desirable, safe, etc. Astoria is the only part of Queens I've spent any time in, but it's almost certainly out of my budget unless I have multiple roommates which I'm really hoping to avoid.

Only area I've looked at so far is Woodside which might work and seems nice, but I think it may be a bit out of my budget as well. Where would you recommend I look? Thanks!

PS...I left NYC in 2012 and haven't priced NYC apartments since 2010. Seems like rents have skyrocketed since then.
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Old 07-10-2016, 04:42 AM
 
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When our kids went to queens college we lived in kew garden hills
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Old 07-10-2016, 05:07 AM
 
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I would try either Elmhurst by Queens Center Mall, Forest Hills by 71st-Continental, or Jamaica by Hillside. For all three you'd have access to the Queens blvd subway line or LIRR for transit into the city, and a direct bus route to Queens College with no need to transfer. Respectively, the buses would be the Q88, Q64, or Q25/Q34.
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:25 AM
 
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Elmhurst, Rego Park, Jackson Heights.


Bummer is that no subways run as far as Queens College so buses <slow> will always be involved.
The way I would try it would be to get an apartment within walking distance to the school and then make a longer trip into the Manhattan for frolicking.


What kind of rents are they getting for those Summit Student Apartments on Kissena Boulevard?

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Old 07-10-2016, 06:25 AM
 
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Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, anything walkable to the Queens Boulevard transportation axis.
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Old 07-10-2016, 07:51 AM
 
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Also look into Flushing where you can take the 7 or LIRR into Manhattan and the bus to Queens College.
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Old 07-10-2016, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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Any neighborhoods along the Queens Blvd. line are fine, but the Q88 is probably the best bus since it'll deal with the least traffic compared to the buses on Kissena Blvd. That bus also starts right outside Queens Center mall, so it's really easy to catch.
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Old 07-10-2016, 10:22 PM
 
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Thank you all for the replies. This is very helpful.
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:23 PM
 
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Are all of the areas mentioned in this thread generally reasonably safe late at night walking back from the train (as an average 30-ish year old male who isn't new to NYC)?

Thanks again. I'm starting the search, and I am currently living far out of state, so the usual advice of, "wander around the area at 2am on a weeknight and see how it feels" doesn't really do me much good at the moment. I may have to find a place sight-unseen.
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:26 PM
 
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Are all of the areas mentioned in this thread generally reasonably safe late at night walking back from the train (as an average 30-ish year old male who isn't new to NYC)?

Thanks again. I'm starting the search, and I am currently living far out of state, so the usual advice of, "wander around the area at 2am on a weeknight and see how it feels" doesn't really do me much good at the moment. I may have to find a place sight-unseen.
Yes, the areas mentioned are all fine.
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