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Old 08-17-2010, 06:11 AM
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My husband and I are currently applying for jobs in Manhattan and we are going to be in town staying with friends this weekend to do some wandering around neighborhoods that we are considering. We are looking for a 1 bedroom for around 1400 that allows our two tiny dogs (7 lbs each). We're looking for safe, clean neighborhoods over trendy neighborhoods and we're ok with up to a 40 minute commute. I am used to the modern conveniences of an Ohio suburb, like central air and zero bugs and a huge new construction house for 1200 a month, so I'm prepared for a shock when we move out there, but I would like to lessen that as much as possible.
Can anyone suggest some walking tours (for example, stay between X St and Y St on the North and South and A Ave and B Ave on the East and West. Main St has the best shops and restaurants)?
Here are our top choices (although more suggestions are welcome):

Jersey City
Long Island City
Forest Hills
Morningside Heights
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:54 PM
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In Forest Hills the main shopping & restaurant area is along Austin Street. I suggest you take the subway to the 71st Ave/Continental Street Station (which is a block away from Austin Street). This is center of Forest Hills. There is also a multiplex movie theater, some restaurants & stores in the same area along Queens Blvd.
I also suggest that you check out Rego Park which is right next to Forest Hills. It is main shopping & restaurant area is on 63rd Drive (subway stop by the same name). It also has 2 mini shopping malls in that same area - Rego Center with Sears, Marshalls, Old Navy & Bed, Bath & Beyond (with one empty store which used to be Circuit City)as well as the newly opened Rego Center II with currently has Kohls, TJ Max, Century 21 and more stores coming soon.
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