Neighborhoods Tagged as: Suburban-like

  • (Brooklyn)

    How exclusive is Manhattan Beach, the seaside community that has topped recent reports of Brooklyn's priciest neighborhoods? The street names are laid out in alphabetical order and there aren't even enough streets to use up the entire alphabet before Seawall Avenue is reached at the Atlantic Ocean. Manhattan Beach, nestled between Sheepshead Bay to the north, Brighton Beach to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, is only three blocks wide. The median price of homes in Manhattan Beach has nosed northward of one million dollars in a neighborhood that is about as suburban as New York Ci...

  • (Brooklyn)

    Mill Basin is a Brooklyn residential neighborhood on Jamaica Bay. It is bounded by Avenue U to the northwest, and the Mill Basin inlet on all other sides. One of the few neighborhoods in Brooklyn that constitute their own peninsula, Mill Basin was in fact built out by developers in 1906 by dredging up marshland and filling in waterways (Avenue U, in fact, used to just be a creek). The remote location of Mill Basin is reflected in it architecture. The area is composed of almost all single-family houses, with very few condos or co-ops. If you’re searching for a spot to flex your gardening sk...

  • (Brooklyn)

    It is estimated that more than 11 million people live behind walls in gated communities in the United States. The first place that privilege could be exercised in New York City was Sea Gate. The neighborhood on the eastern tip of Coney Island traces its roots back to a developer named Norton's Point Land Company that bought all the land west of 37th Street on Coney Island in the 1890s. Norton built a casino where the Coney Island Light now stands and sold parcels to people named Vanderbilt and Dodge and Morgan. The social aristocracy enjoyed their summer resort community so much they banded t...

  • (Brooklyn)

    Sheepshead Bay is the neighborhood bordered by Ocean Parkway to the west, Avenue T to the north, and water masses to the south and east (Sheepshead Bay and the Plumb Beach Channel, respectively). Named after a rare fish said to resemble a sheep, Sheepshead Bay closely resembles its neighbor Brighton Beach in demographics– the area is comprised of many immigrants from the Soviet Union. For those looking to find a safe area with great schools for their children, Sheepshead Bay can’t be beat. Real estate prices are reasonable, with plenty of bungalows available, as well as new condominium de...

  • (Brooklyn)

    Gerritsen Beach is a small town/community in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, located between Sheepshead Bay to the west and Marine Park to the east. The area is served by Brooklyn Community Board 15. Gerritsen Beach lies on a peninsula in the southeastern part of Brooklyn, near Marine Park; it is bounded on the north by Avenue U, to the east by Gerritsen Avenue, to the south by the Plumb Beach Channel, and on the west by Shell Bank Creek and Knapp Street. It is bisected, from west to east, by the Gotham Avenue Canal. The area north of the canal, known as the \"new section\" by local res...

  • (Queens)

    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...

  • (Queens)

    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.

  • (Queens)

    "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...

  • (Queens)

    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....

  • (Queens)

    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.

  • (Queens)

    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,...

  • (Queens)

    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...

  • (Queens)

    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.

  • (Queens)

    Cambria Heights is a middle-class neighborhood in the southeastern portion of the New York City borough of Queens. It is bounded by Springfield Boulevard and Francis Lewis Boulevard to the west, the Elmont, Nassau County border on the east, Queens Village to the north, St. Albans to the west, and Montefiore Cemetery and Laurelton and Rosedale to the south. As of 2007, Cambria Heights's population is 20,128. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 13.

  • (Queens)

    Douglaston is a community in the New York City borough of Queens. Douglaston comprises six distinct neighborhoods: Doug Bay, Douglas Manor, and Douglaston Hill, all located north of Northern Boulevard on the peninsula abutting Little Neck Bay; Douglaston Park, located between Northern Boulevard and the Long Island Expressway; and two areas south of the Expressway, Winchester Estates and an area simply known as Douglaston. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 11 and New York City school district 26. Douglaston is located on the North Shore of Long Island, bordered to the east by L...