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What are the best neighborhoods to live in in Queens, NY?

My brother has to move to NYC from Philadelphia for a job. He's looking at about two thousand a month for an apartment but isn't sure which neighborhoods are the best and which ones to stay away from. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Asked By: rukidding - 9/9/2006
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Forest Hills is okay, but Bayside is much nicer, cleaner, safer, classier people, etc. However, the commute from Bayside will be longer. Do not believe anything about Astoria - it's a shithole. Sounds like maybe your brother is a professional with a good salary, well educated, etc. (in order for a company to want to... More
Answered By: duoak - 9/11/2006
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forest hills ,douglaston,bayside,woodside, try checking out bell blvd ,lots going on resturants clubs,etc..
Answered By: tom t - 9/9/2006
 
Try Rego Park,Queens,NY-11374 I personally lived there for about 3 months.Kind of liked it. Its well-connected to all trains to Manhattan,and the apartment buildings there are well-secured,with all 24-hour facilities. Lots of stores and a big shopping mall around the corner. BUD
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Answered By: Buddy - 9/9/2006
 
none the whole city is a shithole frequented by a******s like U !!
Answered By: maddogs3 - 9/9/2006
 
Parts of Astoria are safe and affordable. We had a friend there who was female, lived alone in a 1 br and paid about 1100 for it. Forest Hills is nice, I lived there a year but its a little pricier. Kew Gardens is further out but its good there also and the subway/bus service is good. They have a lot of J4 apartments... More
Answered By: Behhar B - 9/9/2006
 
When you have a higher rent area, bound to be nicer. Queens, Kew Gardens, even, Further east, LINY, really nice. Try Great Neck, close to city.
Answered By: GreatNeck - 9/9/2006
 
before i tell you any neighborhoods, i just want to tell you that there are always some good parts of queens/neighborhood and there are also bad, so don't rely on what one person says.... i also wanted to tell you that he could possably look for apartment openings and come up to nyc to look at the neighborhood before... More
Answered By: nena - 9/9/2006
 
Forest Hills is a beautiful and safe neighborhood. There are tudor homes and apartments. The train station is walking distance (10 minutes to Manhattan), and some really great restaraunts and shopping (Austin St.). It's pricey, but worth checking out.
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Answered By: Marita80 - 9/9/2006
 
forest hills.
Answered By: bluepuddle - 9/9/2006
 
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