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    Bayside is a prosperous residential area in the eastern part of the borough of Queens. It borders on both the Long Island Sound and Little Neck Bay, which offer postcard-perfect open water views and splendid autumnal foliage from some of the neighborhood’s many parks. The Throgs Neck Bridge, which connects the Bronx and Queens, looms with particular majesty in the distance. Bayside, the town, is a stop on the Port Washington Line of the LIRR, which provides the best public transportation access; be advised however, if you’re planning on living here, you’re gonna need a car. Departing...

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    Elmhurst is a sprawling, solidly middle-class neighborhood in Queens, sharing borders with Jackson Heights and Rego Park. Elmhurst is home to the enormous Queens Center shopping mall, located near the equally enormous and hectic Queens and Woodhaven boulevards. It even boasts its own Chinatown further east on Broadway, teeming with Asian groceries and supermarkets reflecting the nearly 40 percent Chinese, Southeast Asian, and Korean ethnicity of the area. That’s one aspect of the Elmhurst experience. Oversized, frenzied, mall-inflected mid-rise apartment complexes. Then there’s the Elm...

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    Far Rockaway is a neighborhood on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of Queens in the United States. It is the easternmost section of the Rockaways. The neighborhood starts at the Nassau County line and extends west to Beach 32nd Street. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 14.

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    Flushing is a large area in northeastern Queens, the last stop on the #7 train. It’s a 25- to 45-minute ride to midtown Manhattan when the train is running either local or express, but when you leave the train in teeming downtown Flushing, the heart of the business district, you feel like you’re in another country – say, China. It’s kinda cool. The corner of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue in downtown Flushing has to be one of the busiest intersections on the planet, teeming with businesses, restaurants, bakeries, vehicular and pedestrian traffic, construction, and signs, mostly in C...

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    "Family and community oriented, Forest Hills is one of the nicest neighborhoods to look at and live in within the five boroughs. It's surrounded by highways to the east (Grand Central), south (Jackie Robinson), and north (Long Island Expressway) and has one of the most impressive thoroughfares in the twelve lane Queens Boulevard. Stacked shops and restaurants range along Austin St., the pedestrian-heavy side road to the car busy Blvd. Housing is largely affordable, with a mix of upscale housing, small and attached houses as well as low and high-rise apartment buildings. The exception is the pr...

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    "When Jackson Heights was being developed in 1914, urban planners from the U.S. and Europe marveled over this first-ever cooperative garden community. The gracious co-ops remain, with their high ceilings, French doors, fireplaces, sunrooms and huge, hidden gardens that are more like private parks. Solidly built, low-rise rental apartments were later added. Residents are proud that a good portion of Jackson Heights lies in a federal, state and city Historic District. On 37th Avenue, one of the main commercial arteries, the vibe is urban and vibrant. More young families have discovered the neig...

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    Rego Park is a solid, middle- to upper-middle class neighborhood in Queens, bordering on Elmhurst to the north Forest Hills to the southeast. It includes a mostly residential section of Austin Street, the Forest Hills’ equivalent of Rodeo Drive. Originally developed in the 1920’s, the meandering sycamore-lined streets are composed of six-story brick apartment buildings with names like The Mayfair and The Beverley. These buildings are frequently interspersed with single-family homes in the Tudor style, brick multi-family townhouses and garden apartments with a somewhat more current design....

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    Ridgewood is a residential neighborhood in Queens, sharing borders with Glendale and Maspeth in Queens, and the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick (which it was once part of) and East Williamsburg. There’s a lot of next-hot-neighborhood chatter about Ridgewood lately, due to its proximity to the aforementioned hipster bastions and its more-Brooklyn-than-Queens appearance; some established residents express open anxiety relating to a youthful invasion and colonization in the near future. Considering the charming, architecturally stimulating (and intact) appearance of the area, affordable ren...

  • (Queens)

    "Sunnyside, lovingly referred to as “the good ‘hood” by some of its residents, is the quintessential middle class residential neighborhood. Located in the western part of Queens, Sunnyside borders on Long Island City to the west, melds with Woodside to the east, and is bounded by Astoria to the north and Maspeth to the south. The heart and soul of Sunnyside is Skillman Avenue, which is a couple of blocks north of the noise and bustle of Queens Boulevard. The Great American Melting Pot is alive and well here, as evidenced by a selection of Asian, Turkish, South American and New America...

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    "Woodside is a sensible, affordable middle class neighborhood in western Queens bordering on Sunnyside to the west, Jackson Heights to the east, to the north by Astoria with Maspeth as its Southern boundary. Woodside is a convenient hub for both the LIRR and the subway, and a quick 20-minute train ride from midtown Manhattan. Once a largely Irish neighborhood still teeming with Irish pubs, today’s Woodside is a multi-ethnic polyglot culturally, with large enclaves of Korean-, Thai-, Filipino- and Chinese Americans, along with a considerable Hispanic presence. These populations are well-repr...

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    Arverne is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, on the Rockaway Peninsula. It was initially developed by Remington Vernam, whose signature \"R. Vernam\" inspired the name of the neighborhood. Arverne extends from Beach 56th Street to Beach 73rd Street, along its main thoroughfare Beach Channel Drive, alternatively known as Rev. Joseph H. May Drive. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 14.

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    Beechhurst is a neighborhood in the northeastern section of the New York City borough of Queens. It is on the northeastern side of Whitestone, Queens, New York, near the East River, north of the Cross Island Parkway and between the approaches to the Throgs Neck and Whitestone bridges.Beechhurst is part of the 109th police precinct and is part of Queens Community Board 7. The Q15 via 150th Street to Beechhurst provides access to and from the Flushing-Main Street station on the IRT Flushing Line.

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    Belle Harbor is an neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. It is a tight-knit, middle to upper class community located on the western half of the Rockaway Peninsula, the southernmost area of the borough. While there are no formal boundaries for the area, Belle Harbor is often used to refer to the area between Beach 126th and Beach 142nd Streets. According to a map from 1909, Belle Harbor is located in the area between Beach 125th (west side) and Beach 141st Streets. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 14. According to the 2010 United States Census, the neighborhood,...

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    Bellerose is a neighborhood on the eastern edge of the New York City borough of Queens, along the border of Queens and Nassau County, Long Island. It is adjacent to Bellerose village and Bellerose Terrace in Nassau County, from which it is separated by Jericho Turnpike. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 13. The northern edge of Bellerose is separated from another part of the Nassau border by the neighborhood of Floral Park, Queens to the east, divided by Little Neck Parkway. Residents can catch express buses directly to Manhattan, or city buses to the subway, on Hillside Avenu...

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    Briarwood is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. It is located northwest of Jamaica and roughly bounded by Queens Boulevard, Parsons Boulevard, Union Turnpike, and Hillside Avenue. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 8. It is serviced by the IND Queens Boulevard Line of the New York City Subway at the Briarwood-Van Wyck Boulevard station (E F). It lies in the northern half of the 11435 zip code.