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Old 06-06-2010, 09:37 PM
 
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I'm very happy where I am in University Heights, but if I ever get the bucks together I'd love to buy a place in City Island. I've noticed that Throggs Neck seems similar in feel but a lot cheaper. Anyone have the lowdown about this? Why is it cheaper in Throggs Neck than City Island?
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Bottom line is that Throggs Neck for the most part isn't as nice.City Island is a very special place.It is almost like living in a suburban town on the water.Throggs Neck is ok but for the most part it is like many other similar neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn.It is not unique at all. City Island definitely is.
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Queens THE REAL international city
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I agree with Bluedog. Throggs Neck I think is a very nice and quiet area and beautiful but it just isn't as unique as City Island. City Island as that New England feel and when you're there, you don't feel like you're any where else in the City. Its definitely a different area of all the other areas in NYC.
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Queens THE REAL international city
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The only thing is you'll need a car in City Island. There's some buses that run through their but an automotive is highly recommended in my opinion.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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Throggs Neck pro:
1) Quiet neighborhood, spaced out
2) Middle class enclave, nice houses
3) Tremont Avenue is a nice shopping, nightlife strip

Throggs Neck con:
1) Very little access to public transportation
2) Car needed
3) Nightlife on Tremont sometimes a pain in the butt
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:46 PM
 
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City Island is a mess when it comes to traffic.
There is ONE lane in and ONE lane off the island.
There is nothing there other than sea food restaurants --whitch gets old F A S T.
After I think 10pm the local grocery store is closed---so you'd better have a car so u can get on the highway to get to Pelham Bay.
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:47 AM
 
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Thanks guys; I don't drive and don't need or want a car; and City Island is so tiny that I'd can't imagine why one would need one. I've experienced the traffic tie up on city island on the weekend when all the "tourists" descend for dinner, but I fell in love with the place on first sight, of course.

One of the many things I love about the Bx is that there are so many hidden treasures--many people still write off the Bx as a "slum" but it has such beautiful areas; even my poor enclave has tons of greenery and parks and is beautiful, at least to me.

Thanks again for the lowdown, you guys.
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