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Old 03-02-2014, 08:32 PM
 
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The tudor style apartment that you see from the Lirr. Are those in the gardens? Coops? Very nice pics btw, reminds me of Fieldston in Riverdale.
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:49 AM
 
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The tudor style apartment that you see from the Lirr. Are those in the gardens? Coops? Very nice pics btw, reminds me of Fieldston in Riverdale.
Its in the Gardens. I covered Fieldston , very nice part of The Bronx.

//www.city-data.com/forum/new-y...fieldston.html
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:31 AM
 
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The tudor style apartment that you see from the Lirr. Are those in the gardens? Coops? Very nice pics btw, reminds me of Fieldston in Riverdale.
That is part of the Gardens. That building is called Forest Hills Inn. It used to be a hotel back in the day. Now they are co-op apartments that can be bought. They actually are pretty cheap. Studios start at $99K. But I've heard the management company that runs that building don't do a very good job of maintaining it.

Some history:
Forest Hills Inn Turns 100 | www.qgazette.com | Queens Gazette
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:04 AM
 
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I love this area. It reminds me of an English Village. My sister and brother in law lived there for about a year. They wanted to buy but unfortunately the prices were out of there range. They ended up buying in Long Island.

I would have looked to rent in the area when I moved to Queens, but the commute to Wall Street was too long for me. I stayed with them for over a month and some days it took close to an 1.25 hours to get to work. If you work in midtown this is a great neighborhood because it has the express subway.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:28 AM
 
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I would have looked to rent in the area when I moved to Queens, but the commute to Wall Street was too long for me. I stayed with them for over a month and some days it took close to an 1.25 hours to get to work. If you work in midtown this is a great neighborhood because it has the express subway.
Those that I knew that commuted to Wall street from Forest Hills would drive (or take the Q54) to Metro Mall in Middle Village and take the M to the J train in from there.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:32 AM
 
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Those that I knew that commuted to Wall street from Forest Hills would drive (or take the Q54) to Metro Mall in Middle Village and take the M to the J train in from there.
Unfortunatelly, I did not own a car. But that is a great suggestion for people that do.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:22 AM
 
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Its in the Gardens. I covered Fieldston , very nice part of The Bronx.

//www.city-data.com/forum/new-y...fieldston.html
So, who gets the nod? FH or Riverdale?
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:25 AM
 
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So, who gets the nod? FH or Riverdale?
FHG by a long shot. Riverdale is a dime a dozen if you open it up to Westchester and Nassau counties. I don't think there is a place in this country that has been able to successfully replicate something like FHG.
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:27 PM
 
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Its in the Gardens. I covered Fieldston , very nice part of The Bronx.

//www.city-data.com/forum/new-y...fieldston.html
Well, unless I haven't seen every square inch of Forest Hills Gardens yet (which I love), Fieldston appears to be like having a PhD and postdoctoral fellowship from Harvard University and Oxford University and Forest Hills Gardens appears to be like being in the 8th grade (in junior high school . . . just about ready to start high school in the 9th grade). Perhaps that is because the Fieldston area "appears" to be notably larger than FHG and to then also have hills, slopes, majestic views, et al and is alongside & overlooking a wide and long body of water (the Hudson River) and with a majestic view of the cliffs of New Jersey that lends a greater overall "majesty" to it than Forest Hills Gardens can offer (because Forest Hills Gardens is limited in how much land it can occupy and it is located within an all-flat terrain). And the properties in Forest Hills Gardens will hence also be smaller than can be possible in Fieldston (or so it appears to my less-than-informed senses or knowledge of the two comparative locations).

Regardless: Fieldston, Forest Hills Gardens, Jamaica Estates, Douglaston Manor, Midwood, Malba, and like places are all beautiful and desirable . . . each in their own way. Many of us wish we could live like that.
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:48 PM
 
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Well, unless I haven't seen every square inch of Forest Hills Gardens yet (which I love), Fieldston appears to be like having a PhD and postdoctoral fellowship from Harvard University and Oxford University and Forest Hills Gardens appears to be like being in the 8th grade (in junior high school . . . just about ready to start high school in the 9th grade). Perhaps that is because the Fieldston area "appears" to be notably larger than FHG and to then also have hills, slopes, majestic views, et al and is alongside & overlooking a wide and long body of water (the Hudson River) and with a majestic view of the cliffs of New Jersey that lends a greater overall "majesty" to it than Forest Hills Gardens can offer (because Forest Hills Gardens is limited in how much land it can occupy and it is located within an all-flat terrain). And the properties in Forest Hills Gardens will hence also be smaller than can be possible in Fieldston (or so it appears to my less-than-informed senses or knowledge of the two comparative locations).

Regardless: Fieldston, Forest Hills Gardens, Jamaica Estates, Douglaston Manor, Midwood, Malba, and like places are all beautiful and desirable . . . each in their own way. Many of us wish we could live like that.
If you want to buy a mansion in Fieldston, you might as well open up your search to many other metro suburb areas. If you want to buy an english tudor with a village feel, you have no other options other than the Gardens. FHG is not about having the largest house on the largest lot with the nicest city or water views. It is about having an architecturally beautiful home within a collection of other architecturally beautiful homes. It is about the entire english tudor village that makes the Gardens so special and unique. It is a village that was very well planned out, which is what makes it so expensive.
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