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Old 01-04-2011, 10:15 AM
 
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I like Jackson Heights because of the small town feeling and the transportation options. You have the 7, E, F, M, R the Grand Central & BQE close by. It's very quiet north of Roosevelt Avenue (you wouldn't even know you were in the same neighborhood). It's a bit pricey in comparision with other Queens neighborhoods but less than Brooklyn and (IMO) easier to navigate commuting.

I grew up in (SE Queens) Jamaica/Springfield Gardens, Laurelton and despite the fact that it is middle class with nice homes, I moved because the commute is too far and city services have always been sketchy at best. Several schools are failing and will be closed by the DOE soon.

I lived in Central Queens (Holliswood) which was beautiful but also in a bus + subway zone. It's very peaceful and residental, near Cunningham Park. If you drive, the highways (LIE, Grand Central, Clearview) are right there. Houses are a bit pricey but you can get a reasonably priced co-op. Schools are either excellent (one side is in District 26) or lousy.
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:27 PM
 
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Sunnyside and Astoria are both pretty nice and minutes from Manhattan.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:54 PM
 
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Queens Is My Far The Best Place To Live In NYC, Ive Lived In Manhattans Upper Westside, The East Village And Harlem, Now I Live In Queens Elmhurse Area, Its The Most Racially Mixed Area In America by Google Ratings, Low Crime And 24/7 Night-Life On Roosevelt Ave From 74TH St To 90th St, 15 Mins From Manhattan On Express E Or F Trains, Both Airports Or In Queens And A New Casino Is Being Builded In Queens And Most Important, No One Is Made To Feel They Are Out Of Place, And Astoria And Long Island City Is Good Area, Jamaica Is Good And Jackson Ht Area.
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:46 PM
 
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Just my own preference but I've live in LES, Harlem, Chinatown, brooklyn, and Queens. Queens is by far the best place to live in. The express e/f train service to manhattan is fast as hell. Some areas are pricey but I think a good spot to live in is kew gardens.
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:50 PM
 
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Astoria is the best place with LIC a close second. Hunter's Point is another great option in the area.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Hudson Valley of New York
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Taxes out the roof?

Some people are clearly clueless. NYC property taxes are lower than almost any decent place in the northeast. Move to Jersey for real shocks! As for the subway, you are exaggerating terribly!
You will get more house and land for about the same amount of property taxes in the suburbs than the city.

What kills everyone in the suburbs is the school taxes!
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:55 AM
 
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Flushing is now pretty much Chinese, Indian, Pakistani are living.
Most Koreans moved away from main St Flushing to Bayside start from along Union St, Northern Blvd to Bayside, Whitestone, Littleneck ever since many Chinese are flocking into downtown Flushing area.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:42 PM
 
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Forest hills, Long island city get my vote
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Soundview bronx
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astoria/long island city, forest hill are 2 i can speak for.
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:14 PM
 
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If you are going to live in queens live either near long island city (for the fast commute via 7 train to manhattan) or live near a LIRR station as you get further out. I've taken the 7 train for many years and I can truly say I HATE subways. Always delayed and filled with loud obnoxious teenagers. I'd rather pay the 6 dollar premium for the LIRR to have a peace of mind and the speed.
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