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Old 02-05-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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My wife and I are moving to New York in April. I think we have a budget around 1500 for rent. Any advise about neighborhoods to live (especially in Queens)?
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:49 PM
 
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Astoria is fantastic, especially if you like greek food. The area around Ditmars is safe and fun. Hmm...I'm a sucker for Kew Gardens, but its pretty far out and I guess it depends on where you are working and how much of a commute you want. Forest Hills is also super if you have lots of cash and like the commute. Flushing is also good, especially if you like Chinese food, as they have probably the most vibrant Chinatown in the country...

My favorite hood in manhattan is hell's kitchen, but the housing stock is pretty horrible, unless you're willing to shell out in excess of 2500 per month. I'm sure you'll get different feedback from other people though.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:23 PM
 
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I live in Kew Gardens and I have to admit..it is VERY quiet here at night. We also have the number 7 line which runs express throughout Queens. It takes about 25 mins to the city from Jamaica Van Wyck station during rush hour. There is one large wholesale foods store near Metropolitan ave that is open 24 /7 and they have very good prices on food products.
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Old 02-06-2010, 04:22 AM
 
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I suggest Rego Park in the area around Queens Blvd. It has convenient subway access to Manhattan, restaurants and shopping including the Rego Park & Queens Center Malls. It is also close to Forest Hills which has a few movie theaters as well as more restaurants & shopping.
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