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Old 03-10-2010, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Hello,

Like to make another inquiry about the following location:

153-50 89th Avenue, Queens (Jamaica?) NY, 11432.

How is the neighborhood (safe, clean)? How is the transportation (subway lines, buses, express buses)? Any good, quality stores nearby (delis, grocery stores, retail stores)? Are there many different nationalities residing in this area? Nearby parks?

Once again, any info./comments given is greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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It's really not so great.. I wouldn't suggest it to anyone. I don't know about terms of danger, but it's just a pretty shady part of town, and there's not really any "quality" stores.. it's Jamaica, lol. I would say the area is mostly black and central Americans, but I haven't taken a census. The F train is right by there.
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Smile Moda - new development in Queens, NY

Thank you Analyticalkeys for your response. I greatly appreciate it.
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:17 AM
 
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i lived over there my whole life and will b moving into this building and its fine!!..i dont feel like i am in danger, well i never felt that way, lol....the J, E, and F trains goes there and alot of buses....its a busy area but i have nothing bad to really say....gr8 location, and it even improves the neighborhood.....it a well deserved change for jamaica queens
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Smile Moda - new development in Queens, NY

Thank you QueensFinest for responding. Greatly appreciated. I was looking at the website and the photos look very nice and all the amenities that are available/provided are pluses.

Congratulations on your new place!
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:14 AM
 
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Congratulations, QueensFinest. I remember when Jamaica was the place to shop and go to the main branch of the Queens Library. I hope this development means that the long awaired revival of Jamaica is taking place.
Advantages of Jamaica: proximity of great transportation, including the AirTrain. Proximity of great Queens neighborhoods and Long Island. If you lived there, you could get to great beaches in less than an hour, without a car.
Shopping may not be there yet, but a short subway ride gets you to Queens Center and all the new discount stores in Rego Park Center. Buses and LIRR can take you to Long Island shopping as well.
I can't say anything about the area at night, but during the day the area is bustling, and I would not really call it "shady".
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:20 AM
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Location: Queens, NY
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yeah, jamaica is a decent area. forget the haters...with that said, for the price you pay for those apartments, you could live in an area of queens thats closer to manhattan.

*shrugs*

and the area is NOT mostly black ppl and central americans (and there are black ppl from central america for the record...but whatever). the area is mostly central americans and east indians. the area is NOT shady. the area is working class. who cares about quality stores. you're just living there. you want quality stores, you know where to go. the f train (or the e, j, z) will take you into the city. of course it'll take like an hour or so to get there...
lirr is there, 2434234 buses are there.

as for "quality stuff" and not shopping in jamaica, what is that supposed to mean?? the OP can get on the train and shop in manhattan, just like anybody else not living in manhattan does.

i'm 100% sure that everybody in jackson heights that has it like that shops in manhattan for their "quality stuff."

dunno, ppl talking bad about jamaica, that have no experience in jamaica, that just go by what they heard or what they think from what they heard, irks me.

with all of that said, there is no way i would pay most of those prices for these apartments in jamaica when i could live elsewhere in queens and be closer to manhattan. astoria is a better option IMHO.

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Old 04-05-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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What is moda
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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Congratulations, QueensFinest. I remember when Jamaica was the place to shop and go to the main branch of the Queens Library. I hope this development means that the long awaired revival of Jamaica is taking place.
Advantages of Jamaica: proximity of great transportation, including the AirTrain. Proximity of great Queens neighborhoods and Long Island. If you lived there, you could get to great beaches in less than an hour, without a car.
Shopping may not be there yet, but a short subway ride gets you to Queens Center and all the new discount stores in Rego Park Center. Buses and LIRR can take you to Long Island shopping as well.
I can't say anything about the area at night, but during the day the area is bustling, and I would not really call it "shady".
Shopping isn't there? Um, there's over 300 stores on Jamaica Ave. and people make trips from out of town just to shop there. It's just that it's a discount district for a different demographic, not the 5th Ave. set.
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Nothing against Jamaica but $1,200/mo is too much for a studio if you have to go into Manhattan every day.It's at least an hour on the subway or pay more for LIRR.Sounds like a great place only if you work at Kennedy.
Have you thought about or checked out any places in New Jersey(Hoboken,Jersey City) ?
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