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Old 11-28-2016, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Lawn Guyland born, Nueva Rochella for now
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Longtime CD lurker. Literally needed to join finally just to reply to your question.

Going to agree with prior posters on the issue of driving to LIC- don't even consider it. I go there about once a month for meetings. The only parking lots I've seen are paid lots/garages and they're often full by 8:30am. Depending on the area of LIC you need to go to, you also run the risk of accidentally going over the Queensboro bridge. Manhattan detours are no fun.

I take the LIRR to Jamaica, and then the E to LIC. I don't recommend this as a daily commute. Again agreeing with prior posters, public schools in Forest Hills and Kew Gardens (another upvote for PS99) are generally good. Looking in those areas for an apartment will considerably shorten your commute, and thus preserve your sanity in this crazy city.
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Old 11-28-2016, 07:09 PM
 
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Oh, I didn't think about the L. I thought it was the M train that ran through those neighborhoods. The L to the G doesn't sound bad...all local stops but doable.
Those options are at the opposite far ends of Ridgewood and Glendale. Another option is the Q39. But its never going to be as convenient as living off the 7 or E/F lines.
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Old 11-30-2016, 05:20 AM
 
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I would also suggest Rego Park (which is next to Forest Hills).
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Old 11-30-2016, 06:35 AM
 
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There are many mentions of the usefulness of the #7 train in LIC.
Any concerns about likely shutdowns of the line commencing very soon?


Being dependent on an undependable ride may be challenging.
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Old 11-30-2016, 06:52 AM
 
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Nice thing with Kew Gardens or Forest Hills is if the E or F train goes down you can take LIRR (Oyster bay line I believe). The only thing is you would actually have to take train in reverse direction one or two stops (from KG or FH) to Jamaica then get on a LIC bound train. Kinda would be a pain but is a back up plan if needed.

In either Forest Hills or Kew buildings off Austin Street are nice. Some will back to the LIRR tracks so if your sensitive to noise just look at streetside units. If you use Zillow and scroll down the ratings for schools are listed below each particular listing. I do know PS99 in Kew is good not sure of schools in Forest Hills but as that its slightly more affluent than Kew I would have to guess their schools are good as well.
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Old 12-06-2016, 12:46 PM
 
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Longtime CD lurker. Literally needed to join finally just to reply to your question.

Going to agree with prior posters on the issue of driving to LIC- don't even consider it. I go there about once a month for meetings. The only parking lots I've seen are paid lots/garages and they're often full by 8:30am. Depending on the area of LIC you need to go to, you also run the risk of accidentally going over the Queensboro bridge. Manhattan detours are no fun.

I take the LIRR to Jamaica, and then the E to LIC. I don't recommend this as a daily commute. Again agreeing with prior posters, public schools in Forest Hills and Kew Gardens (another upvote for PS99) are generally good. Looking in those areas for an apartment will considerably shorten your commute, and thus preserve your sanity in this crazy city.

I have been preparing for the move, so I apologize for the delayed response. Thank you so much for joining as well as all the other input that I received to help me decide. No one said much about Flushing though. Any ideas on that?

I keep hearing about Kew Gardens, but when I google mapped it...it almost seemed like it would be putting me out of my way. Am I wrong?! I know it's a pretty nice neighborhood...sue me for giving into media hysteria but I think of Kitty Genovese and haven't even entertained the notion of KG because of that OLD story. I'm weird...lol..

I have narrowed my search to Forest Hills, Jackson Heights, Astoria/Ditmars-Steinway, Sunnyside, and LIC...I can go back and add Kew though.
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Old 12-06-2016, 12:58 PM
 
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It makes sense to add Kew Gardens to your list. As well as Rego Park and Briarwood.

Flushing is a gigantic Chinatown. I personally love the neighborhood for visiting, but not sure I could live there. At least for Downtown Flushing where the subway station is located.
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Old 12-06-2016, 01:08 PM
 
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It makes sense to add Kew Gardens to your list. As well as Rego Park and Briarwood.

Flushing is a gigantic Chinatown. I personally love the neighborhood for visiting, but not sure I could live there. At least for Downtown Flushing where the subway station is located.

Are Rego Park and Briarwood near the 7? Lol. I know I am obsessed with the 7, but I just want to make my commute easy and under an hour.

Okay. Thanks for the info on Flushing!
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Old 12-06-2016, 01:16 PM
 
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Are Rego Park and Briarwood near the 7? Lol. I know I am obsessed with the 7, but I just want to make my commute easy and under an hour.

Okay. Thanks for the info on Flushing!
No. Rego Park has the R and M, and Briarwood the E and F. So the Queens Blvd line, which in my opinion are better neighborhoods than those on the 7 line. Would still be easily under an hour commute, with better schools and parks.
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Old 12-06-2016, 03:24 PM
 
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An ideal area, with good school, check north of the 74/ roosevelt subway station. Jackson heights or east elmhurst. Woodside and sunnyside are good areas as well.

This area, with those 4 neighborhood, leaves a person central to everything, and still find a 3 bedroom for $2200 a month.
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