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Old 02-23-2007, 10:15 AM
 
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Baylovers, the Rockaway Peninsula is coming back, finally. That whole stretch of empty lots by the beach is being filled with houses and retail in a huge development called "Arverne-by-the-sea". Yes, the housing projects and the weirdness will always be there, but with middle-class homeowners coming back and grocery stores and so on, the place should look much nicer very soon.

Regarding transportation, I would much rather ride a 1-hour LIRR train than a 90-minute subway.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Just stay away from the public schools. My boyfriend taught at the HS last year and said he couldn't believe the things he saw. It's listed as one of the top 10 most dangerous high schools in NYC.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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It is not a ride I myself would wish to undertake, but I did have a colleague that made that commute for 10 years. She drove about 4 of the 5 days and took public transportation the other days.

It made for a very, very long day and was expensive. I believe at the time (a year, plus ago) we both paid about 13.00/p day for parking.

But, it is an up and coming area as said above, and might be a lovely place to live.

Whatever you decide, good luck!.
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:06 PM
 
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Yeah quick question on the long distance buses:

Are they really any faster? Also if you have an unlimited metro card, do those bus rides become cheap methods of transport?

One way trip is quite expensive...I would not think an express bus would be worth it but I see many people on them.
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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If I understand your question, the Metro card does not serve as an alterative to the Express Bus card. Yes, those Express Buses are more expensive than the normative bus and subway. However, I believe they do have commuter discounts!

The only time I've taken the Express Buses, however, I did find them fast, comfortable and reliable (probably way the added cost).

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Yeah quick question on the long distance buses:

Are they really any faster? Also if you have an unlimited metro card, do those bus rides become cheap methods of transport?

One way trip is quite expensive...I would not think an express bus would be worth it but I see many people on them.
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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Manhattan-ite, I have seen the housing going up around the Arverne area & it does look kinda nice. My parents just sold their house on Bch. 92 St and moved to Hilton Head. I grew up down there and would still have to say, until they do away with the housing projects I would not want to live below Bch 90 St and that's stretching it.

However, if I was 22 again I would look into the co-ops along Shorefront Pkwy called Dayton Towers or the rental apts at Surfside Towers. I had sublet an apt many years ago in the building on 108 St and I wish I never gave it up. What a spectacular view right on the beach.

There is also a small building on Beach Channel Drive at Beach 138 St that is a Co-op that used to be fairly reasonable too.

If anyone is down that way this summer, stop into Connolly's and have a frozen pina colada for me. Thanks.
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