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NFT: What can you tell me about Woodside, Queens?

Beezer : 6/6/2021 4:16 pm
Really appreciate everyone who has chimed in with opinions about places to look for housing as my son begins his graduate school career at St. John’s University in a couple months. He got a pretty good lead on a place with three other people (4 singles, two bathrooms for $4400) today in Woodside. Been reading a little bit online. Seems solid from Internet sources. BBI is usually a great source for on-the-ground info. Thanks all!
If he driving...should work well. Public transport not great  
George from PA : 6/6/2021 4:18 pm : link
Is Law school on Jamaica campus?
He’ll have his car.  
Beezer : 6/6/2021 4:22 pm : link
Garage parking. Thought that was a nice plus.
Woodside is OK  
Russ in Queens, NYC : 6/6/2021 4:23 pm : link
But it depends on what part his apartment is in. It's actually a pretty large neighborhood that straddles Queens Boulevard, Roosevelt Avenue, and Northern Boulevard.

I live one neighborhood over, so I'm pretty familiar with the area.


Woodside - ( New Window )
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Bill2 : 6/6/2021 4:33 pm : link
What George and Russ said.

It's OK

Weirdly undeserved by public transportation and some kinds of shopping.

On the other hand, if Donovans is still there, that's a positive.

Whole area was once an Irish enclave, then it splintered into the three areas Russ mentioned.

The need for a car will make different class schedules a pain at times.

That said, by walking down Homelawn Ave to 169 street station and I believe a transfer at Roosevelt Ave or in some areas, Continental Ave, you can get from St John's Law School to Woodside. ( As per Woodside Irish girls who went to St Johns)
Nice residential area  
spike : 6/6/2021 4:36 pm : link
This being Queens, is a diverse neighborhood, with many ethnic food options.

Very close to BQE and a bit further out to the LIE.

Express subway station for the E/F/7 lines, among others. 15 minutes to Midtown/Flushing Citifield
Its in New York  
Larry in Pencilvania : 6/6/2021 4:38 pm : link
Tool
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Bill2 : 6/6/2021 4:41 pm : link
Yes, it is very close to Manhattan via subway system.
Donovan's still stands.  
MOOPS : 6/6/2021 4:48 pm : link
All must still be well in Woodside.
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Beezer : 6/6/2021 5:02 pm : link
In comment 15281020 Bill2 said:
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What George and Russ said.

It's OK

Weirdly undeserved by public transportation and some kinds of shopping.

On the other hand, if Donovans is still there, that's a positive.

Whole area was once an Irish enclave, then it splintered into the three areas Russ mentioned.

The need for a car will make different class schedules a pain at times.

That said, by walking down Homelawn Ave to 169 street station and I believe a transfer at Roosevelt Ave or in some areas, Continental Ave, you can get from St John's Law School to Woodside. ( As per Woodside Irish girls who went to St Johns)


Thanks Bill. Appreciate your input, always.

He’s got a favorable schedule that (we hope) will allow for a job and/or internship by day, and more class time and connecting with profs at night.
RE: Its in New York  
Beezer : 6/6/2021 5:03 pm : link
In comment 15281024 Larry in Pencilvania said:
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Tool


Be nice. I’ll give you a cheeseburger.
lol  
BCD : 6/6/2021 5:13 pm : link
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Beezkid  
MookGiants : 6/6/2021 5:24 pm : link
wants to join Brett and I as St. John's University alums?

Good area....  
nyblue56 : 6/6/2021 6:47 pm : link
Lots of good food places, public transportation sucks, lots of entertainment in the neighborhood
RE: Beezkid  
Beezer : 6/6/2021 6:48 pm : link
In comment 15281049 MookGiants said:
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wants to join Brett and I as St. John's University alums?


Mook, it was the deciding factor!
RE: Beezkid  
Mike in NY : 6/6/2021 6:52 pm : link
In comment 15281049 MookGiants said:
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wants to join Brett and I as St. John's University alums?


What about me?

Sincerely,
St. John’s Law Alum
Hey, no law, but business school alum.  
George from PA : 6/6/2021 9:55 pm : link
Granted, it was when we were called the Redmen and played big time Basketball
my grandmother lived there...  
EricJ : 6/6/2021 10:17 pm : link
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The whole city is dangerous right now  
Vanzetti : 6/6/2021 10:36 pm : link
Crime is out of control. A lot of it does not get covered by the media.

So your kid needs to have city smarts.

Read Next Door for Woodside. And police crime blotter. That will tell you what is really going on.

I would not be scared away but you need to realize the city is not what it was a few years ago. To be honest, I would be looking in places like Forest Hills
Bigtime working class Irish neighborhood  
sb from NYT Forum : 6/6/2021 11:24 pm : link
...at least that's what it was traditionally. Next to Astoria which is a really fun neighborhood, I used to live there in the 90s. A stone's throw from Long Island City and Greenpoint, Brooklyn, two other fun fun neighborhoods.

The further east you go the worse the neighborhoods get. Corona, Maspeth and and Elmhurst are dicey.
East and north of St Johns are the better neighborhoods in Queens  
give66 : 6/7/2021 10:50 am : link
Look there
RE: RE: Its in New York  
Larry in Pencilvania : 6/7/2021 5:17 pm : link
In comment 15281035 Beezer said:
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In comment 15281024 Larry in Pencilvania said:


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Tool



Be nice. I’ll give you a cheeseburger.


Better be an awesome 🍔
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