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Old 08-05-2010, 09:15 AM
 
Location: btw Bmore and DC but in the Bmore Metro Stat Area
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I've been looking at graduate programs and one that really interests me is at Hunter College. I'd like to keep the commute to a max of 40 min. Astoria seems like a popular choice but I wonder how noisy it is. Need quiet to study. What about Sunnyside and Woodside?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:34 AM
 
Location: QUEENS
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I've been looking at graduate programs and one that really interests me is at Hunter College. I'd like to keep the commute to a max of 40 min. Astoria seems like a popular choice but I wonder how noisy it is. Need quiet to study. What about Sunnyside and Woodside?

Thanks in advance!
Astoria is noisy. Well maybe its just me because I live next a freeway exit.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:47 AM
 
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It's not entire neighborhoods that are noisy. Noise depends on many factors such as proximity to a large street, bus stops, garbage pickup, stop lights (cars will be stopped and if radios are blaring you will hear them), voices on sidewalk, gardening/homecare equipment such as leaf blowers, dogs barking, noisy kids (playgrounds, high schools), type of residents in the building (are they the party type), proximity to above-ground subways and bars, footfall noise from upstairs neighbors, etc.

I would imagine you could get more quiet by renting on a street that isn't busy and getting an apartment that faces the back and is on an upper floor.
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