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  • Howard Beach, Queens

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    A waterfront neighborhood in southwestern Queens, Howard Beach is made up of spacious single-family homes and thus has a very suburban feel to it. Most New Yorkers know the name Howard Beach because it serves as an important transit hub: the spot where the

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  • Jamaica, Queens

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    Contrary to common belief, this nabe's name has nothing to do with the Caribbean Island. In this case, Jamaica is actually derived from “Jameco,” a Native American word for “beaver.” Though there are few beavers here today, Jamaica still has reason to boast: it's

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  • Bay Terrace (Queens), Queens

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    Stellar waterfront views are the attraction in Bay Terrace, which overlooks the East River and Long Island Sound at the point where they meet. Long considered part of Bayside, Bay Terrace began developing its own identity when the housing development and shopping center of

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  • Auburndale, Queens

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    Auburndale, Queens is a quiet, inviting neighborhood with many single-family homes. Getting to Manhattan is a snap, as Auburndale has two Long Island Rail Road stations and buses that connect with the subway in Flushing. Set between Bayside and Flushing, Auburndale (named for Auburndale,

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  • Ridgewood, Queens

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    Bordering the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick is Ridgewood, an area known for its brick and stone row houses. Densely settled, Ridgewood was developed at the turn of the 20th century with its homes retaining the appeal and architectural integrity of the period. Myrtle Avenue

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  • Woodside, Queens

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    Woodside sits in the northwest portion of Queens, surrounded by stamped and certified “it” neighborhoods like Long Island City, Astoria, andJackson Heights. Yet Woodside itself remains just under the radar. With a mix of tree-lined, quiet streets, and an active nightlife scene, Woodside offers

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  • Utopia, Queens

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    Utopia is a neighborhood where wide, quiet streets and detached homes foster a suburban style community. Often considered part of Auburndale, Utopia's main commercial drag along Union Turnpike is a veritable homage to small business where blocks and blocks of locally owned shops run

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  • East Elmhurst, Queens

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    East Elmhurst lies in the northwest corner of the borough of Queens. Not currently know as celebrity haven, East Elmhurst does have a star-studded history. During the 1950s and 1960's East Elmhurst was home to many cultural legends including Dizzy Gillespie, Langston Hughes, Louis

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  • Beechurst / Whitestone, Queens

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    Beechhurst and its bigger section Whitestone are residential neighborhood areas in Queens with a vocal community movement. As the name suggests, this area was once a former beech tree grove known for its large limestone rock shoreline. Bordered by the Whitestone and Throgs Neck

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  • Elmhurst, Queens

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    If one neighborhood feels like the center of Queens, it’s Elmhurst. Not that it’s exactly the borough’s geographic center, but Elmhurst residents have easy access to the Long Island Expressway and many subways, and its shopping opportunities draw people from throughout the borough. Elmhurst

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  • Hollis, Queens

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    Hollis is a residential neighborhood in Queens that blends aspects of the suburbs and the city. Known for a history in hip-hop music, Hollis is in very close in proximity to Queens Village and Jamaica. While this nabe is more industrial than most other

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  • Flushing Meadows, Queens

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    Boasting the second largest park in New York City,Flushing Meadows' urban green area was the basis for scenery in Grand Theft Auto IV. Flushing Meadows is known for housing the Queens Museum of Art, and for its Unisphere, built for the 1964 World's Fair.

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  • Glendale, Queens

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    Glendale, known for its cemeteries, rests along the Brooklyn border in southeast Queens and bordersRidgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village, and Forest Hills. The community is known for being tight-knit and a place people never leave. Glendale is lacking in train commute options, but the area

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  • Murray Hill (Queens), Queens

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    Not to be mistaken with Murray Hill, Manhattan, this little neighborhood is located in Flushing, Queens. Once a largely home-owner nabe, you'll now find mostly renters of small homes and large apartments here. With great public transportation in the area, this neighborhood is great

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  • Douglaston, Queens

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    Upon entering Douglaston, you may no longer feel you are in New York City. Douglaston has a distinct suburban feel, with several city parks, great waterfront access, and plenty of outdoor recreation options. The neighborhood also serves 3 LIRR stops, and thus is home

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  • Queens Village, Queens

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    On the border of Queens and Long Island, Queens Village is mostly residential but close to many shopping centers and malls. Its strong community feel and quiet suburban aesthetics make it one of the more well-rounded neighborhoods in Queens.

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  • Broad Channel, Queens

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    Perched in Jamaica Bay upon Rulers Bar Hassock is Broad Channel, an island community that exudes the charm of a maritime fishing village. Although built on the only inhabited island in Jamaica Bay, Broad Channel has its own subway stop and is connected to

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  • Neponsit, Queens

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    Rockaway Peninsula is a small, prestigious community that enjoys waterfront access in southern Queens. With very strict zoning laws, you'll only find single-family homes. The entire 4×8 block community is centered around beach living. Each street name begins with the word “Beach” and much

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  • Corona, Queens

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    Bordered by Flushing Meadows to the east, Corona is a contemporary NYC nabe, with brick and wood frame single-family homes rising in price and giving way to two and three family units. The location of the 1939 and 1964 World's Fair, Corona is presently

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  • Old Howard Beach, Queens

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    Old Howard Beach, often associated with Howard Beach, borders John F Kennedy Airport on the east side. This affordable suburb is close to the water, while still being near all the amenities. Old Howard Beach has Long Island charm in a cultured Queens neighborhood,

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  • Oakland Gardens, Queens

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    Oakland Gardens, not to be confused with nearbyBayside as they do overlap a bit, boasts some of the best public schools in New York City. Founded during the 1800s as a railroad town, some families settled there and generations after stayed in this charmed

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  • Kew Gardens, Queens

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    Named after the British Kew Botanic Gardens, the triangular community of Kew Gardens was designed around its namesake park. At one time, Kew Gardens locals called Charlie Chaplin their neighbor. Though the community of Kew Gardens is welcoming in new rental buildings and new

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  • Belle Harbor, Queens

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    Belle Harbor consists of mostly single family homes where a strong sense of community fosters a thriving neighborhood. Located on the southwest side of Queens, the neighborhood has beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean to the south and the Manhattan skyline to the north.

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  • Middle Village, Queens

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    Middle Village is located in west central Queens. Metropolitan Ave is the main drag. Here, you'll find residents browsing shops and indulging in local eats. Public transportation is limited–Middle Village residents often use cars for their main source of transportation.

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  • Hunters Point, Queens

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    While it's sometimes mistaken as part of Long Island City, Hunters Point is really its own nabe! Hunters Point's proximity and easy accessibility to Manhattan is difficult to match–an easy 5-minute trip on the 7 train to Grand Central Station. A burgeoning neighborhood with

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  • Maspeth, Queens

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    Maspeth is a small and quaint Queens nabe right next to the Brooklyn borderline. Maspeth boasts two/three family homes and row houses, small shops, and an excellent view of the Manhattan skyline. Since no subway lines serve this nabe, Maspeth is a bit isolated

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  • Kew Gardens Hill, Queens

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    A nabe composed of single-family homes and postwar garden apartment buildings, Kew Gardens Hill (not to be confused Kew Gardens to the south) is a one-square mile nabe in Queens. Apartments here generally possess nicely groomed lawns and internal pathways that give the complexes

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  • Breezy Point, Queens

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    Breezy Point rests at the tip of the Rockaway Peninsula. Run by the Breezy Point Cooperative, this beach town is a tight-knit, private community where many residents have private beach access. Transportation in and out of Breezy Point is limited, with cars often outnumbered

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  • Astoria, Queens

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    Astoria has become one of the most well-known neighborhoods in Queens. The cafe scene is notable here: coffee and pastries highlight the neighborhood's myriad edible offerings. With Astoria Park, a host of shopping and dining options, and speedy commutes to Manhattan, Astoria shines as

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