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"Lovely neighborhood with good shopping."

What is lacks in businesses it makes up for in ambiance. The street is beautiful and offers a true suburban feel to it. The homes are nice, nothing over the top, but nice enough for a small family. While there isn't much going on in the way of business on the street it is close to Metropolitan Avenue which offers all the shopping convenience a resident could want. Tourists likely won't find anything to see on the street.
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"Hip and trendy area"

Wall Street money and the hip and trendy have driven major retailers into the area and designers are a dime a dozen in the area. It's nice, but it's not necessary, and it's created a massive amount of foot traffic through an area that was largely underdeveloped in the past. It's got a great atmosphere, though, and the food is wonderful. Galicia was a great spot for some amazing food, but the good restaurants are plentiful in the area and a resident or visitor won't have a hard time finding something great to eat.
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"It could be worse, but it could be a whole lot better."

The area is going through some revitalization, however there is a lot left to be done. It's crowded and busy and many of the residential buildings look run down. It is close to Yankee Stadium and many people use it as a way to get to the stadium adding to the already troubling traffic. Overall it is a decent enough area and offers some convenience although it doesn't offer much in the way of major shopping. The food is good, but that's about it and I wouldn't consider settling there.
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"Venture in at your own risk."

Vermilyea Avenue is far from the ideal place to settle. The buildings are run down and there isn't much in the neighborhood besides a few convenience stores. It has long been known to be a haven for marijuana dealer and thus cops spend a good amount of time patrolling the area, completely suspicious of anyone driving in or out of the area. It's only saving grace is that it's close to major transportation and highways, however it's not enough to drag me back.
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"Diverse neighborhood with top notch shopping"

Any place where you can stop in at a hookah bar then stop for CDs only to finish off your day with great Chinese food or an amazing crepe is great by me. Steinway street is extremely diverse and is a mecca for any true foodie. The shopping is amazing as well, small businesses can be found right next to major chains and overall it's just an awesome place to visit. I love stopping in the small shops to see what interesting finds I will happen upon. It is loud, but that is almost part of the atmosphere.
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5/5
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"Great shopping with fun finds."

Bell Blvd is a great street that I fell in love with some years ago. It is mostly commercial with tons and tons of stores all along the strip. You can duck into any shop on the strip and find something interesting which is always nice. Jackson Hole is an amazing diner that has well known burgers. The food is phenomenal and it's hard to decide if breakfast or lunch is better. It's a must stop for anyone in the area.
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4/5
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"there is nothing like the smell of great food!"

Grand Avenue is just an average street but it's location and the smell that permeates the air in certain spots makes it exceptional.It is close to the park and the L.I.E. making it both beautiful and convenient and a Bakery makes the entire street smell of pastries and sweets. It's an amazing place to stop by and a rather convenient area to call home.
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"Too noise to deal with."

East 34th Street was intended to be a residential block but over the years it has become a busy business district. It crosses with Park Avenue and brings in a ton of professional foot traffic. The NYU medical center keeps things lively, in a bad way, at all time sand the FDR and Tunnel Approach creates a great deal of traffic. While it's a great location central to all residents really have to be willing to give up peace to live in the area.
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4/5
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"the best of both worlds plus a park."

107th streets offers so much and yet it's almost never talked about. Lined by lovely buildings 107th street on the west side offers residents Central Park to the east and Riverside park to the west. It's close to Columbia University and is only a quick ride to downtown by way of conveniently located subway stations. Residents will find everything they could want or need at the cross streets. Visitors should consider the Morningside Inn for great accommodations.
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"Inconvenient but nice."

York Avenue is a dream for many who want to be in Manhattan but still want to feel like they are going home to their own space. York Avenue offers a nice neighborhood feel and a quiet oasis from the hustle of the city, but it lacks a key component to successful city living; public transportation. While it doesn't seem like a big deal when forced to trek avenues to catch a train in the blistering heat or the painful cold most would willingly give up their homie diggs for a subway stop any day. Nightlife lovers will likely dislike the area as it offers almost no nightlife what so ever. It's probably a better spot for a family or homebodies.
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5/5
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"A historic area"

Great nightlife with a lot of history is the name of the game in this part of Greenwich Village. The historic area has deep roots in the gay rights movement and remains a haven for the gay rights movement that continues today. Stonewall Bar pays homage to the events leading up to a very public gay rights movement and a small park commemorates the efforts. It's a great place to see for visitors as it allows all of us to truly understand the struggle.
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5/5
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"Amazing street in an amazing part of NYC"

A beautiful little street in Greenwich Village offers wary bar hoppers a nice place to call home. It's small, to say the least, only stretching one block, but that one block is packed with nice residential buildings. Because it is in the heart of Greenwich Village nightlife is easy to come by and for a party lover it is the absolute best place to call home.
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3/5
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"Blink or you'd miss it."

Convent place is a small narrow street that isn't much to see. Buildings are common to the area, a strange sight in an area that is used to single family homes. It's not far from several bars and only a short walk from Lake Avenue which offers residents all types of small convenient shops, eateries and pubs to frequent. It's a decent area to live but their are far better areas in the city.
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"An interesting adventure"

Rockaway Blvd has a lot to offer for residents and visitor alike. It's a busy street in the area and it thus houses a great number of consumer shops and eateries to service all the foot traffic. There is a great Roti shop in South Ozone Park on Rockaway Blvd for those interested in some off beat cuisine. Some sections are a bit run down but overall it's not a terrible area.

The A train leaves and enters on Rockaway Blvd and there are a number of public buses that service the area so public transportation is not a problem, which is nice, but it's not going to save some of the more unsavory parts of the street.
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"A street with a lot of potential."

Woodhaven Blvd is often used primarily as a main street to get from point A to point B but depending on where you happen upon the street there are some great food finds. It's one of the longer roads takes those driving through a number of different neighborhoods. The street gets congested during the summer as many people use the road as a way to get to the beach. Woodhaven House is a great stop for a good drink though and there are many other great potential spots for food and nightlife in the area. It's not just a way to get to the beach.
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4/5
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"Boring street in a nice neighborhood."

There isn't much on Alderton Avenue that will draw a large crowd but it's a nice area and the entire neighborhood has a lot to offer. Alderton has a good deal of small office along the strip mixed with small homes that are well taken care of. It's convenient to major highways for those with cars and public transportation is not hard to come by either. Real Estate office, construction offices and the like are very common finds on the street so potential residents should keep the commercialism in mind.
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3/5
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"Tudor homes rule here."

Winter Street is located in very exclusive Forest Hills Gardens and Unlike Forest Hills proper is filled with large expansive single family homes. Best known for the quiet streets and massive tudor style homes it's a nice place to visit and a beautiful place to live. There is nothing in the way of stores or other conveniences that are normal to Queens, but Winter Street and others around it offer something increasingly unique in the borough; large homes and larger plots of lands. It's a good place to call home, but the beauty comes with a hefty price tag.
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"Gorgeous natural setting."

Slocum Crescent is a true nod to what a planned community should look like. As a product of suburbia myself it's always nice to feel like even in a place like Queens a true paradise is not far off. The homes on Slocum Crescent are well maintained and the streets are extremely quiet. You could walk for probably 30 minutes without ever seeing a car drive by. The LIRR services the area, although many will find it is easier to trek to the 7 train to get into the city as the LIRR's service is far more limited. Overall it's a beautiful place to live but it probably out of the league of most on an average income.
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AngelN
AngelN WHAT? The 7 train is nowhere near Forest Hills, let alone within walking distance. The E, F, M and R are in Forest Hills. You are very confused.
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5/5
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"Exclusive area with expensive price tags"

Greenway Terrace is part of Forest Hills Gardens, a planned garden community built and maintained since the turn of the 20th century. The streets offers a community park that is well maintained and lovingly cared for. Along the road gorgeous homes line the street with immaculately kept lawns and massive yards (by NY standards). It is some of the most expensive real estate in the borough but the planned community is worth it.
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4/5
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"Great varied shopping, but crowded"

Metropolitan Avenue in the Forest Hills section of Queens has a number of varied stores with a sprinkling of Unique offers such as comic book shops, antique furniture shops and small consignment and thrift stores. It's a nice area but the traffic can get rather heavy. Moving away from Forest Hills the street maintains a true commercial feel with a great deal of small stores lining the strip. Everything can be found from Pet shops to gaming stores and computer repair storefronts. Overall it's a nice place to walk along as you can find everything you need.
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"it all depends on where you are."

32nd avenue has a lot of flavor to it and what you find all depends on where on the large street you settle on. Cloe to the Van Wyck and Whitestone Expressway the area feels more commercial and industrialized, but as you move across the street into the more residential parts of Flushing it's lovely and tree-lined with small businesses and service oriented shops sitting next to well-kept homes. It's convenient as it's a major road but those who are considering living in the area will want to have a car as it's not the most convenient area in the borough but I would trade public transportation for the solice of a quiet street that still offers great shopping.
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5/5
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"Still retains some old world charm."

With a constant expansion and changes to Queens it's becoming increasingly hard to come by these small charming streets but Murray Lane fits the bill. The small street off Bayside Avenue offers small single or two-family homes that are well-kept. It has a nice small neighborhood feel but is still rather close to public transportation and convenient shopping. This is definitely a walkers delight as the tree-lined streets offer nice scenery for a walk to the main stores located along Francis Lewis Blvd. Boone Park is not far off either for a nice touch of nature.
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4/5
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"High society and gorgeou buildings"

East End Avenue is what one would consider a true "money address". The Mayor's mansion is housed on East End Avenue and a slew of other famous addresses exist. High society clubs and the "ladies who lunch" often descend upon the spot, and for good reason, it's absolutely breathtaking. The Chapin School, a well known private school, is also located on the block making it a perfect spot for families with the money for it.
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4/5
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"Good shopping, good food."

Howard Street offers visitors and residents a nice laid-back vibe, unlike it's surrounding streets that are much more hip and trendy. Jobee is a great food stop on the street as well offering diners a great Asian food experience that won't necessarily break the bank. There are a few great shops to stop in as well that won't be too horrible on the wallet. It's a nice place to spend a leisurely Saturday afternoon.
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"The best of both worlds"

I've had a mild love affair with Crosby Street for some time now and my love for it doesn't seem to be dying anytime soon. Entering Crosby Street is like taking a turn into a completely different part of the city. It's sweet and almost homey at times, but it's only a few steps from great nightlife. It's one of those streets that allow residents and visitors to truly have it all. Great restaurants are nearby and Balthazar is one that comes to mind. Overall the area offers a nice mix of the quieter city life and the hustle of a great nightlife.
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4/5
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"Too bad the tunnel is located within shouting distance."

Watts Street would be a great spot to raise a small family, but the traffic from the Holland Tunnel makes it 100% intolerable. During rush hour the traffic backs up all along the street for blocks and the noise it produces is horrendous. There are a few food stops in the area, but most are hit or miss. Lola either gets rave reviews or is hated by people who dare enter. It could be a homey place, but all in all the Holland Tunnel kills it.
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4/5
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"Quiet and secluded"

Dominick Street is far more quiet than the streets around it but it still offers some great finds if a person is willing to look. 1 Dominick is a great stop for quick Italian cuisine. It's a small street that houses very little in the way of attractions, but all in all it's a nice stop over on the way to more popular and active streets in the area. Hudson Street and Varick Street are close by and offer all the night life a person could ever want.
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4/5
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"Forgotten street in the downtown district"

Vandam Street is one of few lower Manhattan streets that was forgotten about during the huge influx of nightlife and eateries over the last decade. It remains a largely residential and commercial street with buildings, parking garages and a few other service oriented stops. It is not a street to find great food or anything else for that matter but it remains relatively quiet during the night and offers residents who spend most of their time downtown a great spot to call home. One notable exception though is the Soho Playhouse, located at 15 Vandam Street. The playhouse offers great off-Broadway shows. Tickets are much cheaper than one would find for a Broadway play. While they are far from the ostentatious musicals that Broadway is famous for the plays are quirky and unique to say the least.
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4/5
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"The perfect place to call home."

West End Avenue has been largely overlooked for decades by city dwellers. It's Western location make some cringe because they fear the subway is a long walk, but West End Avenue is so close to so many major streets that subway stations are not hard to come by. It also offers a great deal of luxury buildings to potential residents and wonderful businesses and service shops to stop in on a leisurely day. Riverside Park is only a short walk away, offering residents a great mix of convenience and serenity.
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4/5
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"Bars and fun for the college crowd"

Coming out of Eastchester into New Rochelle by way of North Avenue offers up a quaint community feel with a few small shopping centers lining the street for convenience. Starbucks is a popular stop for many of the under 21 crowd. As you travel further towards the center of New Rochelle the appearance of the street changes a bit to a more commercial area. New Rochelle High School can be seen from the street, although it is set far back. Iona College and it's dorms are also located on the street and thus bars, pubs and quick food stops are numerous and plentiful. North Avenue has had a reputation in he past for getting a bit rowdy at night and it's reputation sticks as bars and other establishments continue to fuel the nightlife.
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3/5
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"Ethnic diversity abound"

Franklin Avenue is a true showcase of the South Asian and Middle Eastern population of Queens. The street is tightly packed with specialty grocers, discount stores and a number of ethnic eateries. Into Flushing the street becomes more "service" oriented with a great deal of doctors and other professionals occupying offices beneath housing. Overall it's a nice enough area, but a bit load and well traveled for a truly peaceful living experience.
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"Bustling Street Bordering Queens College"

Serving Queens as one of the many major roads in the area Kissena Blvd is a loud and commercial area offering residents of the side streets great shopping and food. Just shy of the LIE and the Horace Harding Expressway sits Queens College, a part of the CUNY system. The campus is lovely, but it gives residents one major problem, parking. During the semesters parking is all but impossible to find in the area and students pack all streets around the college with cars. The college vibe has brought in some solid businesses and Gino's of Kissena is a great stop to get a slice.
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"Convenient but crowded highway"

The LIE starts in Queens and Runs clear through Long Island offering residents and visitors and easy route to follow out onto the island. While it's a convenient route everyone knows it and it gets heavily congested during rush hours and on the weekends. If you can deal with the congestion it's a great way to get where you need to go and if you are a truly patient soul and ride it till the end you will be greatly rewarded with the Tanger Outlet Mall in Riverheard, NY.
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"Great location, great views, great convenience"

While many people are willing to trade gorgeous natural settings for the hustle of a big city it's not necessary on Riverside Drive. The area is home to some of the most beautiful buildings in the entire cty and it offers residents the feeling of a smaller town within the big city. Running right along Riverside Park the streets offers residents great small businesses and service oriented shops, solid transportation options and a great park to spend the weekends with. The views are not to shabby either with the park and river right at residents fingertips.
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2/5
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"Historic Street that lost the appeal"

While the area has a rich history and once house historic homes and the elite of the city it is largely industrialized and surrounded by some troubled areas. The Hudson River Museum is a worthy stop and the view can not be beat. It is conveniently located and public transportation is not a problem, but it's far from my favorite stop.
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5/5
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"Great curb appeal"

Nestled in a quaint neighborhood of one way streets Holly Street provides the perfect family environment. The street is quiet with very little traffic even though it begins and ends between two major roads in Yonkers. It's location between St. John's Avenue and Central Avenue and close by Yonkers Avenue allows for shopping convenience. Public buses run along the major roads offering commuters an opportunity to get where they need to go. A grocery store, Pizzeria and several other amenities including a pharmacy and several bars and pubs are all within walking distance. St. John the Baptist, on Yonkers Ave offers private education to children from K-8 and Lincoln High School is close by as well. Overall it's a family oriented neighborhood.
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"Stay away on game days"

Crowded and busy is an easy way to describe this area. While the street offers an amazing energy on game days Roosevelt Avenue is home to Shea Stadium (and the new stadium as well). Arthur Ashe Stadium is also nearby and average commuters will likely feel serious pain when the U.S Open roles into town. It does offer a great vibe and a wonderful experience for those visiting the area for games, but overall it's not an area I would visit otherwise, especially when the Mets are in town. The 7 train stops a short distance away which is great for a commuter, but getting on the train during game days can be a true test of patience and restraint.
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"Good for families"

201st street is a largely residential area, however it does offer it's residents great conveniences. It is a quiet area, but it is close to Francis Lewis Boulevard affording residents the ability to walk or drive down to the major street for shopping convenience. Major Grocery chains and smaller specialty stores are all within short driving distance. While it's close to the major roads it is quiet and parking is generally easy to come by, something that is more than a luxury in Queens, it's almost a miracle. Overall it's a great neighborhood for a family that still needs to be close to the city.

Singles probably won't be impressed as a night life is less than stellar, but overall it's a nice place to call home.
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"Commercial and Busy"

Francis Lewis Boulevard is a major street in Queens and home to many great establishments. On the corner of Francis Lewis and 26th Avenue a pastry shop offers amazing sweets and coffee. Powerhouse Gym is also located nearby amid a number of other businesses and smaller shops. Major chains also reside on the Boulevard including McDonalds, Subway and Dunkin Donuts. While those in the area find it extremely convenient there is no major tourist pull. It's simply an extremely busy street that leads to both bridges out of Queens and a number of stores and shops.
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"It is starting to live up to it's name."

Serving as a major thoroughfare through a number of Queens neighborhoods Utopia Parkway changes scenery many times along it's route. Quaint single-family capes intermingle with small co-op buildings and sprawling ranch style homes, indicative of the streets and boroughs history. The street crosses with some of the busiest and most business oriented roads in Queens making certain locations extremely convenient for commuters looking to catch the train or bus. Along the strip there are some small stores and business, but nothing to write home about per say. For those looking to buy a home in the quiet neighborhood Utopia should be looked into but potential residents should bare in mind that the street is a major Thoroughfare and noise is not going to be nonexistent.
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"Good food in a nice nieghborhood"

Fresh Meadow Lane, between 68th and 69th streets in Queens, is a nice area that offers both a residential feel and a business presence. A block from Utopia, the street is convenient to bus routes. There are great residential areas along the street just north and south of the mentioned cross streets. Between the cross streets a small grouping of stores and businesses offer residents everything they could need. It is home to a movie theater that offers Bollywood films and Bakhtar, an Afghan restaurant, that serves up authentic kebabs and tika seven days a week. A small pizzeria, a dance studio and a cleaners round out the area. While visitors won't be too impressed it's a worthy place to settle. Convenience in a nice neighborhood is not always easy to come by in Queens, but Fresh Meadow Lane has that and more.
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"Convenient and green."

While there are nicer neighborhoods the atmosphere here can not be beat. The Bronx Zoo and Botanical Gardens, both nearby, offer great family trips and beautiful surroundings. The streets has gone through some what of a revitalization in recent years and is greener then ever before. It woudln't be a bad area to settle into, although it is rather crowded and the traffic created by the Zoo and Gardens can be somewhat annoying.
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"Nothing Grand About it."

The Grand Concourse is one of the "grand" boulevards of New York, designed to run all through the Bronx and connect people to all different neighborhoods. While it was nice intentions what now lines the Concourse are large apartment buildings that appear run down. It is a huge traffic magnet and crossing it on foot is not advised. Close to Jerome Avenue the area is seedy, at best, and is probably not the place one would want to raise a family. While I don't find it grand it offers great convenience for city commuters who wish not to pay enormous rents in Manhattan. The trains and buses are plentiful and those looking for a ride out or in can always catch one, but that's about it's only real appeal.
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"Quiet by day but loud by night fall."

McLean Avenue has a large Irish population and is also home to a large concentration of Irish pubs, bars and nightclubs. Rory Dolan's, Frog and Danny Macs are popular nightlife spots on the strip. While it's a nice enough area the nightlife can make the street extremely loud during the late night and overnight hours which might not be ideal for those living close by. It's a great place to visit but I wouldn't set down roots on the street, at least not in the area closest to the bars. Further from the bar scene the street becomes quiet and residential, although still heavily traveled.
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"Italian Food and Culture"

For anyone who loves Italian food and it's culture will adore Arthur Avenue. The area in the Bronx has long been considered a "little Italy" with many Italians taking up shop in the area. Madonia Brothers Bakery offers some of the best fresh bread you will ever sink your teeth into. The olive bread is a must try. There is also a wonderful market that offers patrons a taste of just about everything Italian. The area gets very congested on Saturdays but most businesses continue to abide by the old tradition of closing up shop on Sundays therefore Sunday is quiet in the area. Overall it's a wonderful place to visit.
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"Run down in recent years"

Allerton Avenue has probably seen better days, but it still offers residents a great deal of convenience and a decent atmosphere. The street is packed with businesses and small alleys off the street offer residents parking options. Roma Pizzeria, on Allerton is a great stop for an amazing slice of pizza. There are a number of great eating options in the area that will appeal to all different tastes. It is no longer the greatest neighborhood in the Bronx, but i've never felt unsafe either. It has several transportation options for commuters including the 2 train and several buses including the 8, 60 and 28.
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"Bleak and dirty"

Marble Hill Avenue like many streets in the neighborhood is bleak and dirty. There is a good deal of garbage, a good deal of traffic and noise and less than splendid surroundings. It is convenient to the subway with a subway station located very close on W. 225th street but other than that there is not much going on. The Marble Hill Playground offers a nice retreat, however there are much better parks in the area and it does not rate high on my own list of places to settle.
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"Beautiful but loud."

Riverdale Avenue is not a traditional Bronx neighborhood, by any means. It is filled with luxury apartments and homes. There are some pretty exclusive and expensive private schools in the area as well. While you probably won't find much to do on a Saturday night it's a relatively nice area to call home. While it is upscale it can be rather loud and boisterous when given the opportunity. There is a good deal of traffic that travels on the street, however the noise is kept to a minimum in the homes if the windows are kept closed. During the summer though all bets are off.
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"Not a tourist spot, but a nice location"

There is nothing on Bayside Avenue to write home about but it's a nice enough place and it serves as a connection for many people to their homes on the smaller streets. The buses run regularly across the avenue and there are some small shops and businesses that are aimed at residents, rather than tourists. The street also runs along side Memorial Park which is a nice stop if you have the time. I wouldn't suggest it's a "must see" but it's a nice stop after a long day. It's very much part of a residential area so tourists should not expect much from it.
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"Great neighborhood to settle in."

While tourists may be disappointed by the "average" feeling of this neighborhood those who are looking to move in will likely be impressed. The street between 33rd and 28th avenues is highly convenient for residents and Bowne Park is within walking distance. Bowne Park is not a big park by any means but it offers residents a nice place to sit and relax. It's also close to the buses that take residents to the subway station. Overall it's a win-win situation.
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"Great new buildings."

Larkin Plaza is home to the DMV in Yonkers, NY and while most people wouldn't jump all over the opportunity to head to the DMV there are some great finds in the area, if you happen to be there. The Tyrone House is good for a quick afternoon bite. The new library, located nearby, is also a great place to stop and relax. The views from the top floor are gorgeous and the floor to ceiling windows allow the entire area to fill with natural light. The Board of Education building is also located in the general vicinity.
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