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Old 11-03-2007, 06:21 AM
 
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Hello,
In the next year I'm going to New York during summer holidays to pick up some kind of a summer job. I've never been to the USA before and I'd like to know what do you think and what have you heard about Hunters Point neighbourhood of Queens. I mean safety, affordability, people, communication with Manhattan, accomodation. I'd be grateful for any helpful replies and I'd appreciate any advice and warnings. Thanks and have a nice day!
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:29 AM
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Hunters Point is very close to Midtown Manhattan, one subway stop from Grand Central, right across the river. However the 7 train tends to get very crowded in the morning. The area is safe. It is still somewhat underdeveloped in terms of amentities. So far there is only one supermarket, C-Town, but next year the Amish Market is supposed to move in. In terms of rents it's not as affordable as it used to be, it's almost catching up with Manhattan.
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:42 AM
 
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This is part of Long Island City. You might want to do a search for that instead of Hunters Point. There may be more info available.

Long Island City is an industrial/residential neighborhood that is in Queens but right next to Manhattan. Because of its industrial nature, it doesn't have some of the residential amenities you might expect. However, because of its proximity to Manhattan, in the past few years there's been a huge influx of condos (expensive) going up. The amenities are beginning to follow.

I take the train to Manhattn from further out in Queens and when the train hits any stops in LIC, I always notice more white faces and suits getting on.

I don't think you'll have much trouble there, but if I were an out of town visitor only in the city for a few months I would rather be in a more residential neighborhood like Greenpoint - close to LIC and probably in the same price range.

Do you already have accommodation lined up or a friend who already lives there? In that case, it will probably be fine.
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