"Dirty, noisy and very sketchy late at night"
First off, Roosevelt Ave is miles long. This review focuses on the stretch between 69th street and Elmhurst Avenue in the Jackson Heights/Elmhurst section. For those who don't know, Roosevelt is the major commercial (and vehicular route) stretch of the area. During the day, it is an extremely busy and crowded road. Elmhurst Hospital Center on the western end packs the area with commuters during the AM/PM rush, but at night, the area becomes very quiet and a bit seedy. There are your standard bodegas and fast food joints, along with some good Spanish food places, but the abundance of liquor stores, check cashing joints and array of bars makes the street a fairly unsafe place for non-locals late at night. There is a lot of crime related to fights at the bars, and a recent shooting around 80th street has caused a lot of concern for long time residents. I don't recommend you live along the avenue, instead look on the side streets on the north side closer to 37th avenue. Single men looking for affordable housing would probably fare well in the immediate area, but if you have a significant other or are a female, I wouldn't feel safe here.