"Quiet, friendly street on the Queens/Bkln border"
This is a quiet street, filled with typical railroad style houses. The Ridgewood area of Queens boasts a plethora of specialty shops, especially from Eastern Europe. Its distance from the L line and the unreliability of the L line makes it a bit of a hassle to live here and work uptown. However, if you are looking for a quiet neighborhood, this is a good place to settle in. This particular block houses rows of similar mid-size buildings, which makes for fairly good insulation from the sounds of the street. 66th street is fairly distant from the main avenues, and thus does not incur much heavy traffic. One caveat though that it is within a network of intertwined streets, and thus does not make it the easiest street to find. I would not suggest this block for someone who is new to the New York City area.