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Old 02-02-2007, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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Flushing is nice and fairly cheap, but if you aren't Chinese or Korean you might feel out of place.

Yeah, if you live in Downtown Flushing.
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Old 02-02-2007, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Brooklyn is the hippest borough in the city? Yay. That's my borough.
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Old 02-02-2007, 05:11 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Hi,

A friend of mine is moving to NY and is considering living in Queens because she doesn't want to live in Brooklyn and can't afford Manhattan. I honestly don't know much of Queens so I was wondering if anyone from that area could tell us what the best neighborhoods are.

Thanks!
Which town is best for you depends on what you are looking for. If you are looking for a nice quiet town that is good for raising a family with a good school district, I would say Bayside is your best bet. They have an excellent school district. However, if you are young, single and want to be close to Manhattan but still be in a nice neighborhood, I'd say Forest Hills. Astoria is a hop and a skip from Manhattan but Forest Hills is basically a prettier town. The issue with Bayside is commuting. It may not be the fastest commute to the City. Queens is extremely diversified which is why I love it.

Other good towns (safe, clean, good schools):
Douglaston
Oakland Gardens
Kew Gardens (some parts nicer than others)
Briarwood
Clearview
Murray Hill
Fresh Meadows
Howard Beach
Whitestone
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Old 02-04-2007, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Middle Village is reasonably safe, there are some good shopping areas and it's not too far from the subway.
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:15 PM
 
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I would say Astoria because it's got a lot of shops, etc., is close to Manhattan via subway, and seems safe at night.

Ozone Park area is nice, too. If you're racist like some people on this forum, you might not like the large West Indian/Indian population, but I also feel safe there at night, as it is a very family-oriented area (with tons of cheap, good food).

Both those neighborhoods are reasonable as far as rent goes, and both involve a hassle-free commute to Manhattan. HOWEVER, I agree with the person who advised your friend against counting Brooklyn out. I don't think I'd ever choose Queens over Brooklyn--there's so much more to do and see there!
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Western views of Mansfield/Camels Hump!
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If you take the LIRR, the commute from Bayside to Penn Station is 20-25 minutes...and a lot easier than buses or subways. Granted, it's a lot more money, but you get what you pay for!
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Old 02-17-2007, 04:56 PM
 
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I beg you, theanswer: give us a break! You and your race obsession. Holy Madness.
Why don't you beg mead?? This person is clearly a racist. Iquess he/she is your cup of tea
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:20 PM
 
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Astoria is 10 minutes to the city, but it's very congested. Great for single people or young couples with no kids. I love Bayside. Its a longer commute into the city but well worth it. Great schools, restaurants, neighborhoods and parks. Hope this was helpful...good luck.
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:00 AM
 
Location: The Bronx
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I love Bayside. Its a longer commute into the city but well worth it. Great schools, restaurants, neighborhoods and parks. Hope this was helpful...good luck.

Yes, you bet. Crocheron Park is nice, during the daytime, anyway. The place used to turn into a dope supermarket at night, is it still like that? Hopefully, the cops chased them away - I haven't lived around there for some years.

And, you have White Castle!
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Old 03-05-2007, 01:52 PM
 
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Its hard to say what the best place to live in Queens is because there are alot of very different neighborhoods. You have the Rockaways if you like the beach, S.Ozone Park, Jackson Heights, Jamaica and Astoria if you like it urban. And you got Ozone Park and others if you like it suburban. There is alot to choose from in Queens.
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