Northwest Queens is the New Brooklyn When It Comes to Rent – Long Island City – DNAinfo New York

Northwest Queens is the New Brooklyn When It Comes to Rent – Long Island City – DNAinfo New York

As a number of units in shiny new developments hit the rental market of Northwest Queens, prices in the area increased last month, according to a report released Thursday from Douglas Elliman. Meanwhile, Brooklyn’s rental market saw prices decline — resulting in a tie for the median price of both boroughs....
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4 Beautiful 1 BR No Fee Apartments in Long Island City

4 Beautiful 1 BR No Fee Apartments in Long Island City

Long Island City has become ground zero in Queens for new developments. Exciting developments. Right on the East River, with exceptional views of Manhattan and the wonderful, new Gantry Plaza State Park, which actually has a sand ‘beach’. We’re also excited because when it comes to no fee apartment rentals...
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Moving to Queens, New York

Living in Queens places you in neighborhoods that are close to Manhattan. Three of the most popular neighborhoods in western Queens for those commuting to Manhattan are Astoria, Long Island City and Jackson Heights.
Good News for Queens Subway Riders

Good News for Queens Subway Riders

The Straphangers Campaign has done a survey about the cleanliness of the trains and found that the L and the 7 are the cleanest in the city. The number of clean subway cars improved slightly since 2005, according to the ninth annual subway shmutz survey by the Straphangers Campaign, released...
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Yup, Hipsters Have Invaded Queens

Yup, Hipsters Have Invaded Queens

From the New York Observer comes this great photo and more proof that things are happening in Queens: Adopting the slogan “Downtown Has Moved to Queens,” the former Lower East Side stalwart [Robert Pritchard] is partnering with developer Michael Waldman to open what he called a “rock ’n’ roll supper...
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The People Behind the Traffic Report

The People Behind the Traffic Report

When I listen to the traffic reports, I always hear the same names: Major Deegan, Van Wike, the Kosciuszko, etc. I’ve always wondered who those people were and how people get big things named after them. I found out that knowing someone helps (no surprise there), and sometimes it helps...
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Queens: Woodside in the Movies

Queens: Woodside in the Movies

I love Parker Posey. Love her in Dazed and Confused and in the Christopher Guest movies. She’s always fun to watch. Too bad about her sitcom on Fox. You might have missed two of her lesser-known movies, both set in Woodside, Queens: Henry Fool (1997) and Fay Grim (2007). These...
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Queens: Hipsters Invade Astoria?

Queens: Hipsters Invade Astoria?

I didn’t know Astoria was happenin’ until I read this in the Daily News: A growing number of college students are uniting online to rescue Astoria’s famous Greek culture from guitar-playing hipsters they charge are ruining the increasingly artsy neighborhood. Change is hard for everyone. In the 1960s, Astoria was...
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