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Old 07-27-2019, 11:24 AM
 
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Astoria would be very convenient to go from work to because the N and R trains going straight to union square , plus it’s very very diverse demographically with nice restaurents and bars it’s just very expensive and most is over 2000 a month . I agree with the others posting about forest hills , very nice amenities . But bayside ? Omg you will be so far out it will take u forever and a day to get to work . Bayside so far I don’t think I’ve even been over there except maybe once because the only way there is by car and I had no reason to go that area as of yet , one time recently I had a job interview but I didn’t go because if I got it I would definitely hate the commute . There’s no trains in bayside , It takes about a hour to get there from even Jamaica so coming from the city forget about it lmao you’ll be better off moving to jersey ( not to mention bayside should be pretty expensive but without the convenient location and transportation)
Everybody and their mom is moving to Astoria, plus as you said, it is more expensive and parking will be harder. I'm already living in New Jersey, so I don't need to "move" there. No trains in Bayside? There's no subway - but there is a train in Bayside on LIRR's Port Washington branch, which is considered by a lot of people to be LIRR's best line. I already timed the potential commute from the Bayside train station to Union Square, and it would be 45-50 mins...maybe 55, tops. My current commute from Union City/JC Heights to Union Square is about the same. You said it took you an hour to get from Jamaica to Bayside - was there a lot of traffic, and what way did you take to get there? It's a 20 minute drive, but about 40-45 mins if you take a bus.
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Old 07-27-2019, 11:57 AM
 
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Old 07-27-2019, 12:08 PM
 
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Everybody and their mom is moving to Astoria, plus as you said, it is more expensive and parking will be harder. I'm already living in New Jersey, so I don't need to "move" there. No trains in Bayside? There's no subway - but there is a train in Bayside on LIRR's Port Washington branch, which is considered by a lot of people to be LIRR's best line. I already timed the potential commute from the Bayside train station to Union Square, and it would be 45-50 mins...maybe 55, tops. My current commute from Union City/JC Heights to Union Square is about the same. You said it took you an hour to get from Jamaica to Bayside - was there a lot of traffic, and what way did you take to get there? It's a 20 minute drive, but about 40-45 mins if you take a bus.
Okay good so youíll probably be better off in jersey from what it seems but yea your right itís a 20 to 25 minute drive from Jamaica to bayside and about 45 minutes on bus
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Old 07-27-2019, 07:44 PM
 
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In Jersey City, you don’t have to pay the 4% NYC income tax so that’s a plus.
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Old 08-08-2019, 11:18 AM
 
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Haven't been back on this thread in a little bit - but I appreciate everybody's input...as usual. Thanks.
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Old 08-08-2019, 11:28 AM
 
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In Jersey City, you donít have to pay the 4% NYC income tax so thatís a plus.
true, or the additional sales tax, BUT its jers.....
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Old 08-08-2019, 11:41 AM
 
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I'm not familiar with Queens enough to really comment on it but from the Brooklyn side I would say you should be able to find something in your range in south slope, midwood, windsor terrace area. After 19 yrs in nyc and in brooklyn I would say look for areas with multiple train options (even if its a local and express option), try to avoid 'two-fare' zones (where you have to catch a bus to a train), and I would say consider getting rid of the car or getting a car-spouse (someone you split ownership of the car with as well as expenses like insurance et al).

Congestion pricing is going to force a fair amount of local traffic to brooklyn bridge and other 'free' options which will add time/stress to driving in the city. I can say I watched folks post grad school leave the city for jersey city and other spaces outside of the city and now they are heading back into the city - the pluses of the move out of the city ultimately didn't outweigh the pluses of being in the city.
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Old 08-08-2019, 02:12 PM
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What's going on everybody?

Queens: Definitely interested in Kew Gardens, Bayside, and Sunnyside. On the fence for Ditmars Steinway, Rego Park, Flushing, Woodside, Briarwood, Forest Hills, and Kew Gardens Hills.

Brooklyn: Definitely into Ditmas Park, Kensington, and Windsor Terrace. Other possibilities include South Slope, Prospect Park South, Midwood, and the northern part of Sheepshead Bay (area code 11229, which is north of Avenue X).
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Out of your options:

Kew Gardens, Rego Park, Forest Hills and Kew Gardens Hills - all nice areas but parking is horrendous. You will spend an hour trying to find a spot, no joke. You will also be hard-pressed to find something there in your budget.
Bayside/Flushing - too far and the commute will make you want to commit homicide. The 7 train is packed to the point of insanity. You also might stand out as these areas are not really that diverse.
Briarwood - This might be a good bet depending and you can also take the LIRR from Jamaica station.

Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, South Slope, - you probably won't find much in your budget except for maybe a studio. Parking will also be an issue again.
Midwood and northern Sheepshead Bay - this might be your best bet. A lot of people are moving by the Newkirk Ave stop on the B/Q. Midwood and Sheepshead you'll have a good chance to find something in your budget. Pricing is going up quickly in these areas, but if you move fast you should still be able to find a deal.
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Old 08-08-2019, 02:23 PM
 
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There really isn't a good neighborhood left for you dude. I'm a little bit older than you, live in NE Queens, and can tell you that you ain't gonna find any chicks your age out and about. Maybe some hood ratz over at Resorts Casino, but not in a nightclub or bar. There used to be a ton of places in Queens for older action, but not anymore.

There's a hot Russian place in Sheepshead Bay. That's where I go. That and a few spots in Nassau.
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Old 08-08-2019, 06:28 PM
 
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My twenty something daughter loves Woodside. There are fun bars with trivia nights. Sunnyside is also very fun with lots of restaurants and bars.

However, finding a $1,800 monthly rent is going to be really hard.

I've used this real estate agency - highly recommend. https://www.welcomehomerealestate.biz/

Bayside - it's not for young people.

Midwood Brooklyn is where grandparents lived. Love it. However, it has changed and now has a large Hasidic population.

https://www.tripsavvy.com/hassidic-c...rooklyn-442781
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