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Old 01-12-2009, 10:28 AM
 
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The area is Beach 59th to Beach 62nd Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd
Arverne, Queens

some of the questions I hope to find out before I move there... if someone knows anything about this area is

1. How safe is it ?
2.what type of community is it ?
3.how is travel ? by car and by subway to downtown manhattan ?

how are the schools for kids ?

I dont want to be living in a place where I can hear gun shots every night and I dont want to feel that someone is following me and trying to mug me every min they cant a chance...

I mean is it decent for living ?

thanks, all opinions welcome.....
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Old 01-12-2009, 04:47 PM
 
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you must be thinking about buying at water's edge condominiums.

pros:
cheap and affordable
the beach is a block away
addabbo health clinic is 2 blocks away
post office is 2 blocks away

cons:
no real supermarkets within walking distance
the stores that are within walking distance have people hanging out in front of the all hours of the day and night
several bad apartment complexes nearby (NYCHA, section 8 and private)
the schools suck (if you have children)
Train ride is about 45 minutes to Lower Manhattan
no restaurants
not a safe place to walk around at night
you WILL hear gunshots at night trust me
water's edge is close to the worst part of the Rockaway peninsula
stray dogs

I am a lifetime resident of Far Rockaway. If I lived around there, I would hardly be outside. If you're not used to living in a bad neighborhood, definitely look elsewhere.
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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Ido not know what area that you are refering to ,but Far Rockaway like any part of nyc has good & bad areas .The bad areas are actually improving & the good areas are just getting more exclusive.The fact that you have the most exlusive shopping in Long Island on Central avenue in Cedarhurst which is next door is a plus.Bayswater has some magnificant exclusive homes in a suburban atmosphere that you would not believe that you are within city limits & a nyc subway train is nearby & west Lawrence is a secluded area expanding into the heart of Far rockaway .The negative is that the A train from manhattan & brooklyn brings in all kinds of riff raff although it has gotten alot better & if you dont want to take the subway which today is no problem with a 45 minute ride into lower manhattan than you can take the LIRR into penn station & if you dont have a car that would take you to brooklyn in 20 minutes other parts of central queens in 15 -20 minutes then you should not have a computer as well .Bottom line for the price you pay in Far rockaway & even The Five Towns you get a hole in Manhattan.
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:57 AM
 
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That area is a slum and has a very high crime rate (gun fights, drugs, gangs, etc.). People do get killed there. Do not raise a family there. This area went downhill since the 1970's. They should have never let poor people move in.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:12 AM
 
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If you want to live in the Rockaway area check out Belle Harbor section which is past the 120's. It's not cheap though. I don't know what your options are for schools. Most likely Broad Channel High School which is not very good. I doubt the elementary schools are any better because all of the garbage from Far Rockaway will be in there too. Far Rockaway is dangerous, especially at night. Avoid Coney Island too.

If you want to live near the beach, try Brighton Beach or Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn, either that or someplace like Lynbrook in Long Island and you can commute to the city via the LIRR. If you have a car your a 15 minute drive to the beach.
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: rockaway beach, queens
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I live on B. 72 and it is very quite. If you live on Beach Channel Drive you will see and hear things, but off the beaten path you should be ok.
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:07 AM
 
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Bbecause you have a black area ,that makes it bad? most of the black people are from jamaica & haiti & are cultured educated people,that makes it bad?rockaway park with the Moderator cut: poor whites is better?I still rather be in far roc,lawrence ,cedarhurst than the west side rockaway park lower class area any day.Lynbrook that you mentioned does not have nice homes,very bluecollar.Bayswater & west lawrence & ofcourse woodmere ,lawrence & hewlett have beautiful homes,with beautifull shopping as well.

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Old 03-15-2009, 05:49 PM
 
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you must be thinking about buying at water's edge condominiums.

pros:
cheap and affordable
the beach is a block away
addabbo health clinic is 2 blocks away
post office is 2 blocks away

cons:
no real supermarkets within walking distance
the stores that are within walking distance have people hanging out in front of the all hours of the day and night
several bad apartment complexes nearby (NYCHA, section 8 and private)
the schools suck (if you have children)
Train ride is about 45 minutes to Lower Manhattan
no restaurants
not a safe place to walk around at night
you WILL hear gunshots at night trust me
water's edge is close to the worst part of the Rockaway peninsula
stray dogs

I am a lifetime resident of Far Rockaway. If I lived around there, I would hardly be outside. If you're not used to living in a bad neighborhood, definitely look elsewhere.
This is so true! I remember I used to work nearby and my co-worker told me there was a stray bullet went through the window and damaged the interior wall; and the bullet hole was only 4 feet away from where she was sitting when she took a break.
But there are some take out Chinese and Caribbean restaurants....
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:36 PM
 
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This is so true! I remember I used to work nearby and my co-worker told me there was a stray bullet went through the window and damaged the interior wall; and the bullet hole was only 4 feet away from where she was sitting when she took a break.
But there are some take out Chinese and Caribbean restaurants....
the funny thing is this is where i moved to now. not water's edge, but right next door. but i'm native to the area. so for me its different. i go to the store around here and everything. somebody coming from a different part of NYC might be a little shell-shocked.
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:34 PM
 
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Bbecause you have a black area ,that makes it bad? most of the black people are from jamaica & haiti & are cultured educated people,that makes it bad?rockaway park with the Moderator cut: poor whites is better?I still rather be in far roc,lawrence ,cedarhurst than the west side rockaway park lower class area any day.Lynbrook that you mentioned does not have nice homes,very bluecollar.Bayswater & west lawrence & ofcourse woodmere ,lawrence & hewlett have beautiful homes,with beautifull shopping as well.
I grew up in Bayswater... the original poster is talking about moving close to Edgemere... HUGE difference.
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