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Old 08-06-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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So the white collar residents there are nerds?
Can't say at this point what kind of businesses that will beget. Forest Hills and Riverdale have long been populated by white collar workers but neither would fit Willaimsburg's/LIC's definition of trendy.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:29 PM
 
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Can't say at this point what kind of businesses that will beget. Forest Hills and Riverdale have long been populated by white collar workers but neither would fit Willaimsburg's/LIC's definition of trendy.
I would think that most people in all those new LIC high-rises would be white collar workers as well.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:31 PM
 
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I would think that most people in all those new LIC high-rises would be white collar workers as well.
Agree. My point was having lots of white collar workers living in an area won't necessarily result in the area becoming hip. Sometimes it does, in other cases it does not.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:34 PM
 
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Is the housing stock nice enough in Woodside to attract white collar workers vs. recent grads?
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:38 PM
 
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The next 2 stops have already attracted a lot of white collar workers - 52nd-Lincoln and 46th-Bliss. If you take the #7 local in the morning from Jackson Heights, you will see them boarding. Not inconceivable for them to spill over into the next stop. Right now 52nd is as far as they go by and large. Housing stock in 52nd is very similar to 61st so no reason why they won't find the housing in 61st to be less suitable.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:43 PM
 
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52nd is pretty grim
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:46 PM
 
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Then Sunnyside is grim by that definition.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:58 PM
 
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The next 2 stops have already attracted a lot of white collar workers - 52nd-Lincoln and 46th-Bliss. If you take the #7 local in the morning from Jackson Heights, you will see them boarding. Not inconceivable for them to spill over into the next stop. Right now 52nd is as far as they go by and large. Housing stock in 52nd is very similar to 61st so no reason why they won't find the housing in 61st to be less suitable.
But 52nd and 46th would serve those living in Sunnyside Gardens. After that the housing stock is more like ordinary Queens.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:02 PM
 
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Ah, Woodside has had white collar workers for decades - and in more recent times a huge Irish community along with a sprinkling of Asian, South Asian, and sizable Latino. What I think is hilarious is how an immigrant community is automatically seen as less than desirable but suddenly everybody misses it when the neighborhood looks like a Battery Park City clone - or a pale Soho - in part because many of these immirant small and medium sized businesses are priced out.

The poster needs to seriously look carefully at Woodside - yes some areas are rather ugly. The 52nd Street stop suffers from poor design but once you go north of the 7 there are great apartments that would cost $3000 + for a studio if in the in demand areas of the city. Another case is the 7 train from 52nd heading to 74th - it does get ugly due to the heavy development near the train and the rather ragged condition of the yellow 2 - 4 story brick buildings. I do think something has to be done to rezone that area and provide greater setbacks to the train. But again, go off the train an you hit some pleasant areas.

I do hope some more money comes in as it seems to be the only way te city pays attention to areas such as Woodside which aren't ghettos nor trendy/expensive. If you want to get a feel of Woodside - go off Northern Blvd stop on R and M and walk north to Boulevard Gardens and head east - some lovely streets there. Or go down Broadway past the ugly intersection of Broadway and Northern and you will see these suburban enclaves with modest but good homes.

Unfortunately what many people see of Woodside are the transit corridors which tend to be dirtier and aesthetically not so pleasant.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:05 PM
 
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The 65th street stop is nice. Woodside Cafe is a hidden gem.
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