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"an old Irish neighborhood on the 7-line"

Woodside, Queens is a neighborhood which used to be populated with almost exclusively Irish immigrants, but is now more of a "melting pot". There is still a strong Irish contingent and pubs/restaurants catering to that community. Woodside is located conveniently on the 7-subway line, just a few stops outside of Manhattan. There are several cute restaurants and bars to visit, especially when St. Patrick's Day rolls around. In general, the cleanliness of the neighborhood leaves a bit to be desired and some of the buildings could use rehabilitation work for a fresh look. Otherwise, it is a friendly neighborhood with a great community feel. Families looking for more space for their money might want to consider Woodside as an alternative to the pricey options in Manhattan.
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  • Families with kids
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  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Old Irish Neighborhood just outside Manhattan"

Sunnyside, Queens (NY) is a neighborhood which used to be populated almost solely by Irish immigrants. It has since turned into more of a "melting pot", but still has a great community feeling. Located on the 7-train line, Sunnyside is only 3 stops outside of Manhattan, making it a great location for people who work in the city but would like a better value for their money in rentals. For the same price that you might rent a studio apartment in Manhattan, you can find a 2-bedroom with full kitchen and living room ammenities. Sunnyside itself could use a bit of cleaning up as the streets are often a bit dirty. The local pub scene is pretty good with plenty of authentic Irish bars lining Queens blvd. Overall, this is a cute neighborhood that, if you don't mind a bit of trash on the streets, can be a good alternative to the pricey options in Manhattan.
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