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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Just now

"Very old, "soviet" feeling in this neighborhood"

Lived for 1 year in this neighborhood. Overall it was OK but we felt it was simply not a good neighborhood for young professionals or families. At least that were not part of the Uzbeki community/Bukharan Jewish community (from former Soviet Republics in central Asia). There are no good quality restaurants nearby (had to go to Forrest Hills), many people only spoke russian, elders gathering in the park smoking with kids around, hard to find street parking, people drive like crazy in local streets (almost were ran over a couple of time with the stroller), and a lot of irresponsible pet owners leave their dogs poop on the sidewalks. To make things even worse, we got our car stolen when parked on the street. At the end, we left as soon as we could.

There are some good things though. At least it is close to good transportation options to commute to Manhattan. And it is nearby big shopping malls (Macy's, Century 21, Sears, etc.)
  • Ethnic food options
  • Lots of transportation options
  • Boring
  • Faily expensive housing prices
  • Traffic can get pretty bad
Recommended for
  • Retirees

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