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Old 05-29-2009, 10:47 AM
 
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Hi, I'm very close to moving to Bayside, Queens. I'm 22 and found a place on 216th street near the train tracks ($1200 for a large studio, no utilities though), and like a 6 min walk to the LIRR. What do you think about the area? Bell Blvd looks like a lot of fun, the parks (especially Crocheron) look great, but obviously the downside is that it is far from Manhattan. The LIRR is fast, but there are very few trains on weekend nights. If I go out in the city, is it possible to get a cab back to Bayside, or will they refuse because it is too far? If they go back and forth that would solve the transportation issue, but if not, it means a lot of waiting at Penn Station. But it seems like a great area to live, a departure from the grittiness of the rest of Queens. What do you think?
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:51 AM
 
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Bayside is a very nice area, especially the part by Bell Blvd. You won't have any issues with a cab. Personally I've never heard of being refused service because someplace is too far. However it'll probably cost you about $50 for the ride.
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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A lot of people who live in Bayside choose to have a car because of the distance. I wouldn't say it's the nicest place, but it is a very nice place, and for that price, you should definitely take it. A lot of people would prefer to take a bus to the 7 train on Main Street because it's a lot cheaper than taking the LIRR all the time, but that's up to you. I'd stick with public transportation when trying to get back, because if you go out too often, those cab rides will add up in a tremendous way.
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Garden City, NY
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the lirr to bayside is GREAT. you will have no worries going out in manhattan. there are some solid train times home. Also, the town itself is great. many places to go out and they are all different. i live up by 73rd ave and even having to drive down to the train each day doesnt bother me.

if you can afford it move there. i would 100% recommend it.
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:37 AM
 
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We are in bay terrace and love it
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:06 PM
 
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definitely one of the best areas in queens, but you can't wrong with anything in northeast queens, glen oaks, little neck, douglaston, bellerose, bayside, oakland gardens etc.
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:03 PM
 
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Yes...cabs do refuse to go into Queens at times.
BUT...you can always take, as mentioned above, train to Flushing & then livery cab.
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:45 AM
 
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Bayside and Douglaston are definitely very nice part of Queens. Very safe and beautiful.
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:40 AM
 
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we are 1 block from the cross island jogging path.... its sooooo nice ...we have fabulous resterauntes on bell blvd too...
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:43 PM
 
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Yes, it's nice there and Bell Blvd. has some great hangouts for people your age. A friend of mine used to live 1 block from where your moving (back in the early 90s) She loved the area.
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