"One of the best neighborhoods in NYC"
I am surprised Throggs Neck is not rated higher on this list. It is extremely safe, quiet, and a great place to raise children. Even with all of these plusses, it is also very affordable, especially when compared to Country Club, which is right next door. There are a number of nice restaurants that have opened up in the past few years, and more seem to be opening its doors in Throggs Neck. The transportation is a little lacking, with no quick access to subways (the Westchester Square station is a 20 minute bus ride away) but the Midtown bus is accessible throughout the neighborhood.