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Old 08-11-2010, 02:41 PM
 
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Hi, I'm moving from Washington D.C to New York City for a job. I know that like D.C, there are certain parts of NYC that are unsafe to live. A friend recommended me to live in Astoria, Queens, saying that its safe and rental is reasonable. I found a place to live at Astoria Blvd and 27th St. The area is just a few blocks from the Astoria Blvd subway. Now can someone tell me more about that area? Is it a safe place to live for an Asian girl (myself)? I just worry that I will be a minority or a target in this neighborhood.
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:47 PM
 
Location: QUEENS
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Hi, I'm moving from Washington D.C to New York City for a job. I know that like D.C, there are certain parts of NYC that are unsafe to live. A friend recommended me to live in Astoria, Queens, saying that its safe and rental is reasonable. I found a place to live at Astoria Blvd and 27th St. The area is just a few blocks from the Astoria Blvd subway. Now can someone tell me more about that area? Is it a safe place to live for an Asian girl (myself)? I just worry that I will be a minority or a target in this neighborhood.
You'll be okay. I live a few blocks from there.
You'll be the only Asian girl tho.
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Old 08-11-2010, 03:41 PM
 
Location: New York
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Dont worry at all. That's a good area.
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Congrats on finding a place close to the train! It's a safe neighborhood with a lot to do nearby. Also, there are plenty of Asians of almost every desciption around Astoria.
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:07 PM
 
Location: QUEENS
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Congrats on finding a place close to the train! It's a safe neighborhood with a lot to do nearby. Also, there are plenty of Asians of almost every desciption around Astoria.
There aren't no Asians in that area. I live exactly 9 blocks from that address and the only Asians there are Indians or Bangladeshi people who still are few in numbers. The only East Asians are the few people that own some of the Chinese take-outs.
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: The Bronx but from The Height$
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Hi, I'm moving from Washington D.C to New York City for a job. I know that like D.C, there are certain parts of NYC that are unsafe to live. A friend recommended me to live in Astoria, Queens, saying that its safe and rental is reasonable. I found a place to live at Astoria Blvd and 27th St. The area is just a few blocks from the Astoria Blvd subway. Now can someone tell me more about that area? Is it a safe place to live for an Asian girl (myself)? I just worry that I will be a minority or a target in this neighborhood.
Its okay. Rent is cheap there.
You will be a minority there though.
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:32 AM
 
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Hi, my husband got a job transfer to NYC and we are planning to live in Astoria at Broadway St, about 7 blocks from the subway. Is it safe? Even to walk from the subway to the apartment at night? Tks
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:26 AM
 
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Hi, my husband got a job transfer to NYC and we are planning to live in Astoria at Broadway St, about 7 blocks from the subway. Is it safe? Even to walk from the subway to the apartment at night? Tks
Astoria is pretty safe in general. It's important to always be aware of your surroundings wherever you are
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:27 AM
 
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Hi, I'm moving from Washington D.C to New York City for a job. I know that like D.C, there are certain parts of NYC that are unsafe to live. A friend recommended me to live in Astoria, Queens, saying that its safe and rental is reasonable. I found a place to live at Astoria Blvd and 27th St. The area is just a few blocks from the Astoria Blvd subway. Now can someone tell me more about that area? Is it a safe place to live for an Asian girl (myself)? I just worry that I will be a minority or a target in this neighborhood.
That's a very nice area, a lot of great food places.
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Between the Bays
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Hi, my husband got a job transfer to NYC and we are planning to live in Astoria at Broadway St, about 7 blocks from the subway. Is it safe? Even to walk from the subway to the apartment at night? Tks
The closer to the river, the more desolate the walk. Overall Astoria is safe.
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