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Old 04-05-2007, 06:28 AM
 
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Does anyone know anything about Briarwood Queens? Is it safe? Dangerous? Expensive? Cheap? I hear its a very diverse community is that true? Also is it easy to get to the city from there? If someone coudl elaborate that wouuld be great.
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:10 AM
 
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The E and F trains goes to the Van Wyck subway station, which is in Briarwood. Other than that, I know nothing of this place.
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:15 PM
 
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Default Briarwood

I think it is similar to Kew Gardens... parking is bad... nice buildings... decent shopping on Queens Blvd.
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:16 AM
 
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Hi Ive lived in Briarwood almost all of my life 37 years or so. It's a nice neigborhood very diverse with all kinds of people; a real taste of all the flavors that make you love NY. the neighbood has changed a little over the last few years since we have a lot of building going on ( to meet the demand of people wanting to move into the neighborhood) so this has affected the parking situation, if you use your car to go to work you should avoid the alternate side parking problem twice a week. it's safe, and friendly. we have great Pizza at Alba's and the bakery next door is to die for. come take a visit and walk around and see all we have to offer.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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It's a great area with reasonably priced housing and amenities like decent shopping on Queens Blvd., library and proximity to subway, buses and highways. There are good ethnic restaurants, bookstores, and shopping close by on Union Turnpike, to which you can walk or take a quick bus ride, and a couple of train stops away in Forest Hills. The people are down-to-earth, solid middle class. It's clean and the properties are well maintained.

As was mentioned before, the only downside is parking since most of the housing consists of high-rise apartment buildings in which many residents have cars that they park on the street.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:48 AM
 
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It's a great area with reasonably priced housing and amenities like decent shopping on Queens Blvd., library and proximity to subway, buses and highways. There are good ethnic restaurants, bookstores, and shopping close by on Union Turnpike, to which you can walk or take a quick bus ride, and a couple of train stops away in Forest Hills. The people are down-to-earth, solid middle class. It's clean and the properties are well maintained.

As was mentioned before, the only downside is parking since most of the housing consists of high-rise apartment buildings in which many residents have cars that they park on the street.
Agreed. Briarwood also does have a large number of single family detached homes with yards - although many of the latter are small. The area can be considered an extension of Kew Gardens. There's the well known Archbishop Molloy High School there as well as an NYC Junior High. On Hoover Avenue one can also find some pretty looking, esthetic homes.

In the Van Wyck subway station there's actually a precinct located there and Queens Boulevard has a number of conveniences - banks, restaurants, hardware store, greengrocery, supermarket. One can live there and not need to own a car for everyday activities.

One perceived negative for some is that Jamaica is right next door - but even for those who view that negatively, the well known Jamaica Hospital is a plus to have nearby in case of emergency.
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