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Living adjacent to the off ramp for the bridge would be a bigger noise concern for me. Based on the brokers photos the windows look pretty heavy duty though. Given the relative lack of high-rise buildings nearby, the views from many of the upper floor units look pretty great.
living above a starbucks and bath bed seems very noisy and congested...just sayin
I totally agree! I lived in jackson Heights all my life and now I'm watching how the ugliest houses in Elmhurst are skyrocketing to 600K and same for Jackson Heights. I wonder where all the people who will have to move out will go. Might be a good time to buy before J. Heights and Elmhurst turn into LIC.
I grew up in Glendale and am amazed that Ridgewood and Bushwick have become "in" places to live. Whoda thunk???
How the neighborhood of Queens, specifically the areas of Astoria & East Emhurst, have changed since the 90s due gentrification and such.
I was born im and raised in Queens and still to this day live here, but I want to know how the neighborhood has changed from mid to late 90s up until now through the eyes of other Queens kids.
"We have lots housing options"
LOLOL not in their price range for what they want.
Check out Morningside Heights Housing Corporation : 70, 80, 90, AND 100 La Salle Streets plus 501 and 549 West 123rd Streets. Look at the following sites for photos of the amenities. Buy in's for 3 br, 2 bath are between 750 and 850K and maintenance is around $1350.
They have a nursery school, playgrounds, a gym, storage rooms, a theater group, community wide activities, a gardening club, and work rooms (wood working , ceramics, multimedia, etc.) for residents.
Checkout Hudson View Gardens
Thanks alan, I was wondering where these people got their permit: http://streeteasy.com/talk/discussion/24954
Hot spot, definitely. Get your Long Island City radiation license at this LIC office: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/radioh/radioactive-materials-license-appl.pdf
[Yawn] Not even news. But thanks for sharing.
The area just keeps booming . . .
Alan, where do I mention any concerns about getting into Marcy Projects? Please read the comments before posting responses absolutely un-related to the topic at hand. Or if you're not mature enough to handle open criticisms in an open forum environment, grow up...
You can try to get in to Marcy by applying to NYCHA, but they don't take just anyone.... they're very exclusive. I hope you make the cut.
Respect on the quality of finish and the attention to details in this new development. However, I believe that the developer forgot to factor in the fact that this address is mere three blocks from Marcy Projects (which will never go away). It's still considered one of the most dangerous project grounds of Brooklyn. If you don't believe me, ask Jay-Z. He has said it himself that it was rough growing up there... I'm not sure if I would feel comfortable living so close to it.
Audubon Terrace Historic District - W 158 has changed also.
e.g. morningside park area changed a lot in 10 years
How tied are the real estate values to public school quality on the Upper West Side?
I think she's on vacation again.
Hey, 10011, where were your parent's ashes spread?
Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Long Island City, ... wasn't there some person in politics who said that all politics is local, but not the water table, that's part of the shared environment? Tipper Gore? Yes, that's who.
How's Greenpoint holding up? I hold that toxic waste that Alan Hart talks about from Newton Creek hasn't sipped into your water yet.
Any recent feedback?
well 5 years pat since the OP. I think bedstuy won
I believe the conversion project is still on hold, after tenants brought about a stop order (back in 2013), and more recently the architect has had an injunction granted against the developer.
At the rate it's going, you will probably need to find a new walking route for the next few years.
Anyone know what is the deal here?
Scaffolding has to be up 3 years now with no above ground work.
There's been lots of ground floor action but that only very recently.
Would love to hear about current state of affairs if anyone is in the know.
I just cant stand walking down 23rd with that eyesore scaffolding anymore.
Hey all, hopefully somebody could help us. My fiance and I are doing an engagement photoshoot on Monday and we want something representative of the area that we just moved to to start a family: brownstones, treelined streets, serene, stately architecture. The tricky part is most brownstone blocks are also tree-lined and don't get good light for photography . If anyone can provide interesting suggestions, I am all ears!! Thanks!
We are a boutique building in LIC (21 units). we currently have First Management (chosen by sponsor) and we are fed up with it. We are looking to replace our management company. Any recommendation of companies that specialize in small buildings will be really helpful.
>Ooh, I love made-up words.
Irregardless of your love for made up words, I'm with bjw in wanting to see Steve and Wbuttocks return.
[Yes, verbage ... that favorite cross between verbiage and garbage. Not to be confused with santorum.]
"safely" is an ironic choice of verbage, given the toxic cocktail that those condos sit upon ... "abated" by what amounts to a layer of Saran wrap placed atop the brownfield.
Not so safe, in fact. But life is cheap for some people. And for LICComm.
LIC condos are consistently pricing safely north of $1000psf. steve is still insisting that NY real estate was a bad investment in 2009.
It was a pretty damn good area when St. Vincent's was still open
This new hospital opens in a few days. How will this impact the surrounding neighborhood? Sirens at all hours? Thank you.
dnainfo says she didn't exactly run in front. It was stopped and she crawled under it to retrieve her dog when it started moving. While gruesome, one wonders why she wouldn't have just banged on the door and asked the nice man not to move for a sec.
> Visibility is poor on these garbage trucks, something the city should be addressing with the 3 deaths they've caused this year.
I totally agree
I disagree. Should we be ordering new low top garbage trucks? Should we have additional men (or women) standing guard? I don't want to pay for that.
I'm sure she's a nice woman and she loved her dog, but she ran in front of a garbage truck. She got killed. It's not like the garbage truck jumped the curb and killed her. This was her fault. And she knows it, because she ran to get her dog because she knew her dog was in danger being in that exact position.
fieldchester: Accidents like these with garbage trucks are what Pledge to Protect is concerned about at E 91 st and York. In the case yesterday, the co-worker of the driver saw what was happening and yelled for the driver to stop. The driver didn't hear him resulting in the woman being killed. The chance for this happening at E 91 St are high considering all the large number of small people and baby carriages crossing the sidewalk where the garbage trucks turn to their ramp. Visibility is poor on these garbage trucks, something the city should be addressing with the 3 deaths they've caused this year.
I am looking at condos in Greenpoint and I'm surprised by the prices, with 1 bedrooms going at 600 -700k. I was in the area and I don't really see the justification in these prices. Is it base on the speculation that Greenpoint will be the next Williamsburg or merge with it? Any thoughts anyone?
What about the areas closer to Gowanus? How far (west) into CG would any of the pollution concerns be an issue?
I LOVE Carroll Gardens !! I have been looking for a new place all week as I have to move out of CG (rent went up! 2 bedrooms are now $3500 to $4000). Smith street is so vibrant, shops, patisseries, restaurant, shops Beautiful shops (Swallow/ retrospect...) Court street is more mellow but you find the best food ( Prime meats/ Frankies / Watty and Meg) great treasure shop (vintage home decor, furniture etc...).
I have a little girl, her daycare is on W9th and Smith and I don't have any problem with the project people, they say hi and don't mean any harm (One helped me once carry a table I had just bought (small) as I had to push the stroller too. He carried my table all the way to mu place and I gave him $10. He was really nice).
I am actually looking down that area now as it is much cheaper than my beloved Henry street apt...
To sum up, it is still cool and you can feel like a responsible parent at the same time.
Hope this helps.
there will be issues by smith/9th st station as it is one of two train stations that Red Hook projects utilize. on the other hand, if the cops will be there 24/7 as they are surrounding the projects in Cobble Hill/Boerum Hill projects, you'll be safe.
Truth, if you think that it takes 1 hr to go from 92nd in Bay Ridge to Midtown, you're as dumb as my yuppie friends who moved there. They kept saying that it took them 45 min to get to 14 street. After just 1 yr in a huge prewar 2 bedroom, they moved into LES bread box and admitted that 90% of the time it took 1 1/2 hr on R or just over an hour if they were lucky enough to catch the N on 59th as the R was pulling in.
I do love Bay Ridge though. Plenty of restaurants/bars, easy access to LI, SI, NJ, etc and some good schools. Taking the express bus for an hour is much better for your mental health then living in Washington Heights and taking the train during rush hour for 1/2 hr or more.
2 buildings in Midtown East mentioned in this article:
Thanks NYCNovice, I thought you were using the Canadian spelling and that confused me.
I saw Val Kilmer on corner of 1st and 52nd not that long ago. Does he live in the neighborhood? (Couldn't believe how big he is in person). Also, Letterman gave a shout out to Jubilee recently as well; did a funny bit about the mussells.
i love uma, and hate dumb arrogant coop boards--but, yes, a freshly single actress would never have ever gotten an interview only a few years ago at river house. there is good bang for bux in midtown east, but if history repeats it will continue to be a laggard. 2nd ave subway wont help, transport to downtown will still be a bitch, even by cab.
If you're going to live in Washington Heights, avoid everything south of 168th Street and east of Broadway.
hmm, I googled Alan Hart, and it wasn't Hispanics that seemed to have your ire. Equal opportunity?
Instead, why not just visit the delightful Hispanic Society (with a large group, of course) and live someplace safe? Especially if you have loved ones.
Anyone live in this area? We are thinking about buying a place up there and wanted to get some feedback on the area, general vibe etc...thanks.