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Old 03-30-2012, 07:00 PM
 
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For a couple with 2 kids? Rental prices around there look pretty good considering it has subway access, decent schools, and what appear to be relatively quiet streets and nice housing.

I'm looking into accepting a job offer in the SoHo part of Manhattan and the commute looks like it would pretty easy on the train. I do have a car but I wouldn't try to commute in and out of Manhattan every day with the tolls and parking costs the way they are. The car will be sold if we decide to move.

Any info on Rego Park would be greatly appreciated. Would you recommend it to a family like ours?

By the way, our rent budget is $2'000/month (could go up to $2'500, but it would be pushing it)...my wife doesn't speak a word of English (she's from Chile, some of you might remember her from the Brighton Beach thread lol).
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:47 PM
 
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It actually sounds like a perfect match for you.

In regards to QUeens every neighborhood has their share of hispanics. Rego Park being one of them. Relatively safe, alot of crazy Russian drivers tho, decent Schools and decent commute. Pretty good shopping as well. Decent parks as well.

Really cant see any downside to that move.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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It actually sounds like a perfect match for you.

In regards to QUeens every neighborhood has their share of hispanics. Rego Park being one of them. Relatively safe, alot of crazy Russian drivers tho, decent Schools and decent commute. Pretty good shopping as well. Decent parks as well.

Really cant see any downside to that move.
Excellent. Thanks for the info!
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:03 PM
 
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What is it with you always trying to live in Russian neighborhoods, you must like the women lol
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:40 PM
 
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I am there a few times a week, and I think it is a decent suggestion that matches quite a bit of what you are looking for, including your budget and the transportation options. It's a very diverse neighborhood. The three languages I hear most are English, Russian and Spanish.

The Rego Park malls are new and have many reasonably priced places to shop, like Aldi, Costco, Century 21, etc. Rego Park Center

I don't know if you have free access to the NY Times but here is an article on the neighborhood that might help you.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/22/re...pagewanted=all
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:32 PM
 
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What is it with you always trying to live in Russian neighborhoods, you must like the women lol
lol I didn't know it was a Russian neighborhood. As long as they're not commie spies running around or something I think I'll get along ok with them

And being that I'm moving with my wife and 2 kids in tow, I probably couldn't get away with anything anyway.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:49 PM
 
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lol I didn't know it was a Russian neighborhood. As long as they're not commie spies running around or something I think I'll get along ok with them

And being that I'm moving with my wife and 2 kids in tow, I probably couldn't get away with anything anyway.
A decent amount of Russian Jews live there along with bordering Forest Hills, but I wouldn't consider it an ethnic enclave. Rego Park [and Forest Hills, to a slightly lesser extent] are very diverse.
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:34 AM
 
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There are Russians in Rego Park, but it is not a dominant group as in Brighton where most of the stores cater to that community. There's basically a little of everything in Rego Park, including other non-English speakers of various nationalities. Street parking is a pain so either ditch the car or search for a garage spot. Plenty of good shopping. You've got several bus lines and the subway for a reasonable commute. Forest Park and Flushing Meadows (which has the Zoo, the Hall of Science, ice skating rink and other features) are not too far away. You are also close to the Grand Central and the LIE if you do decide to hold on to your car.
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:44 AM
 
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Rego Park is considered one of the safest neighborhoods in Queens. It has great public transportation, shopping and restaurants. It borders Forest Hills which also has 3 movie theaters (2 multi-plexs and one duplex). On the side of Rego Park it borders Elmhurst, which has the larger Queens Center Shopping Mall as well another small mall (with Target on its top 2 floors). Rego Park has small playground parks for children and the housing is a mixture of private homes and apt. buildings.
There are quite a few Russian speakers, but there are also plenty of American English speakers as well as some Hebrew, Spanish and other language speakers.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:06 AM
 
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I like Rego Park and visit a friend there occassionally. Architecturally, it's not Forest Hills but lots and lots and LOTS of older mid-rise apartment buildings. Co-ops are still often quite a bargain, transportation is easy if you are an easy walk from Queens Boulevard. We wwalk around a lot and it feels perfectly safe, except for the nightmare of crossing the Queens Boulevard "lane of death."

Saw a listing in the Daily News Sunday ...NEW 3 bedroom, 2 terrace, 2 bath apt in a three family on 63rd Avenue, hardwood floors (not sure about utilities) for $1700/month. It's a deal if it's as represented.


Check out THE HOWARD for rentals and sales...I think it's several buildings on 66th ROAD (but I get my roads, avenues, streets, lanes, and whatever all mixed up in Queens.)
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