• Local Expert 38 points
  • Review 1
  • Questions 0
  • Answers 0
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
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"Boring, dirty, inconvenient"

Biggest problems: (1) public transportation is completely unreliable -- you're stuck with #7 train, the #32 bus, or the #60 bus, and all three suck. I struggle to get to work in Manhattan everyday, and many weekends there's track work, so you're stranded or forced to take the excruciatingly slow bus, if it ever shows up; (2) parking is impossible, and there's only one garage, which raises its rates by 10-20% every year, so you have to rely on the unreliable public transportation; (3) traffic on the Queensborough Bridge is epic; (4) no decent grocery stores; (5) most restaurants close way too early.
  • Affordable rents
  • Close to Manhattan but still can take up to an hour to get there because the #7 train is awful
  • Cabs are hard to come by
  • The commercial area around Queen's Boulevard is quite grotty
  • Nightlife consists mainly of Irish pubs and can be a bit boring
  • graffiti
  • Streets can be very dirty

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