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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
Oct 14, 2009

"So Close to Manhattan"

I have visited and stayed Astoria many times and my favorite thing about this neighborhood is how close it is to Manhattan! It only takes me about 15 minutes to get into work since I work right off the N/R/W line! It is great, lots of times I want to stay at my friends in Astoria rather than go back to my home in Brooklyn!

Another great attribute is all the Greek restaurants that you can go to here. One great place is the restaurant 718. I would definitely check it out!

Another place that MUST be checked out is the cannoli at La Guli Bakery. It is one of the best cannoli's that I have ever had in my life and it is located on 2915 Ditmars, close to 31st St and the final stop of the N subway.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jun 04, 2009

"Very Busy Area"

I have lived and worked in Midtown Manhattan and it is definitely a busy area since it is right near a bridge and lots of lawyer offices. It is definitely a place for business people but there are decent restaurants to eat there. There's some Mexican and also lots of sushi places.

There is so many places to go shopping as well. Best Buy, H&M, and of course, Bloomingdales, where I practically went shopping every day! But of course, Midtown is known for the more expensive tastes so if you are on a limited budget, I wouldn't shop there.

If you want to grab a quick bite, there are plenty of street vendors selling hot dogs and delicious gyros that come with rice for only $6!
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
May 21, 2009

"Quiet Friendly Neighborhood"

Midwood is located in Brooklyn, NY and it is a mostly Jewish neighborhood, which results in stores being closed early on Friday evenings and most of the stores are closed Saturdays.

It is a very pretty and quiet area, surrounded by trees and nice large houses with well taken cared of lawns. Avenue M can be a hopping area to be with their store, Bargain Hunter, and a 24 hour Dunkin Donuts. There are some key restaurants, plus Chirkrun, a 50% off sushi restaurant. There is also Chinese food and Pete's Pizza, which has pretty good wings! There's plenty of laundromats as well. There is not much of a night life in Midwood but Park Slope is close enough to hop on the train and head there to go to a bar!

It is a very quiet place at nice, with no loud noise. It is easy to hop on the Q subway train, which is Ave M, J, and H and head into Manhattan, which is about 45 minutes away. Brooklyn College is also in Midwood.
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4/5
May 21, 2009

"Busy, Busy, Busy"

When you get off the subway at Atlantic, you might be overwhelmed because there is alot going on. There is the Atlantic Mall, which has a Target, Old Navy, Circuit City, McDonald's, Victoria Secret and other smaller stores. There is also many stores along the strip.

This is a very convenient street to shop at since you can get most anything here. However, I would not want to live on the street because it is just too busy and noisy with pedestrians. But you can catch many subway lines, including the N,R,Q,W, 2, 3, 4, 5 and the LIRR to get into Long Island.

Definitely a street to visit for a short period of time.
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3/5
May 21, 2009

"Great City Living"

Parkside Avenue is a great place to rent an apartment. I have several friends who I visit there right off the Q and it's always very pleasant. However, when you start going a bit more towards Flatbush, that can be a little bit more dangerous, especially at night.

What's great about Parkside is that Prospect Park is literally right across the street from it! You can stroll right over and have a picnic or take a walk there! And if you live on Parkside, the park is within viewing distance out your window!

It can be noisy on this street. Lots of times people blast music all night or very early in the morning. But as long as you don't mind that, this can be a great place to live! Especially if you love Mcdonald's, since there is a nice big one right there! Also, check out the supermarket because they have excellent deals on meat there that help with your food budget!
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5/5
May 21, 2009

"Best Place for Bars"

I couldn't love 5th Avenue, located in the neighborhood of Park Slope in Brooklyn, NY more! There are so many areas to go, I could walk up and down this avenue for hours!

One of my favorite places to go would be Gingers Bar on 5th and 5th. It is a smaller lesbian bar with pool in the back. It's a great place to go for Happy Hour and has a relaxed atmosphere that makes you want to stay for hours. The bartenders are friendly and accommodating!

I love the restaurant Nana's that serves Japanese food. Their sushi is amazing and I have gone there many times to dine and wine with friends after work.

And of course, there is the infamous Southpaw located on 5th Avenue as well. I have seen many concerts there, including Tegan and Sara, my favorite band ever. And across the street is Keyfoods, a great supermarket to go to get some healthy food!

All in all, this is a fantastic street and is definitely worth visiting!
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5/5
May 21, 2009

"Loud but Great Atmosphere!"

7th Avenue is located in the Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. Park Slope is a very up and coming area with lots of great stuff to do, including pool, bars and restaurants.

The Q train is located right off the 7th avenue stop and is in the center of activity! You can stop in any of the bodegas and get a sandwich from the deli's there. Or you can go to Burrito Bar and get an amazing smoothie with your Mexican food! There's also a pool hall that is a little expensive but a good atmosphere.

7th Avenue doesn't have much greenage, with the trees being more towards 6th avenue, but it makes up for it with the activities you can do. I wouldn't live off this street, but I absolutely love visiting it!
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
May 21, 2009

"Quiet Street in Midwood"

Avenue M is located in Brooklyn, NY and is in the neighborhood of Midwood. It is a mostly Aesthetic Jewish neighborhood, which results in stores being closed early on Friday evenings and most of the stores are closed Saturdays.

It is a very pretty and quiet area, surrounded by trees and nice large houses with well taken cared of lawns. Avenue M can be a hopping area to be with their store, Bargain Hunter, and a 24 hour Dunkin Donuts. There are some key restaurants, plus Chirkrun, a 50% off sushi restaurant. There is also Chinese food and Pete's Pizza, which has pretty good wings!

It is a very quiet place at nice, with no loud noise. It is easy to hop on the Q subway train and head into Manhattan, which is about 45 minutes away.

Avenue M also has the B9 bus which can take you to Kings Mall to do some shopping!
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