Long Island City
Long Island City is known for its vibrant arts community and is home to attractons such as the Museum of Modern Art PS1 and Socrates Sculpture Park. With spectacular views across the East River, the area is served by a multiude of communitng options, creating a speedy commute to Midtown Manhattan. The Long Island Expressway and the Queens Midtown Tunnel also offer easy driving access to Manhattan. NY Waterway offers ferry service between Long Island City, Midtown Manhattan, and Downtown Manhattan.
Astoria, known by most Manhattaners for its beer gardens, is actually quite an eclectic neighborhood filled with premium restaurants and great shopping. From vintage clothing shops to mass retailers like Costco and Marshalls, Astoria has something for everybody. This diverse neighborhood has also become a hub for contemporary and modern art. With just a 20 minute commute to Midtown, residents of Astoria can quickly be transported into to the heart of Manhattan.
A good, old-fashioned New York neighborhood, Sunnyside is filled with pre-war apartment buildings and streets lined with local businesses. This neighborhood is home to Sunnyside Gardens Historic District, the first of many planned communities in the US. Between the bustling shopping stores on Greenpoint Avenue and the unique list of restaurants and bars on Queens Boulevard, there is plenty to do in Sunnyside. Sunnyside is served by the elevated 7 train, multiple bus lines, and is easily accessible to drivers going into Manhattan, via the Long Island Expressway and Queens Midtown Tunnel, and Brooklyn via the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
Woodside remains one of the most pleasant and interesting neighborhoods in the city, offering an extensive list of restaurants, shopping, and green space. Several bus routes serve Woodside, which is also easily accessed via the 7 train, E, M, and R trains running along Broadway, and the 61st Street Station, providing a direct connection to the Woodside station of the LIRR.
Flushing truly has it all. Residents of Flushing take advantage of The Shops at Skyview Center, Queens Center Mall, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Citi Field, the National Tennis Center, and boasts the beautiful Queens Botanical Garden. With a neighborhood as easily accessible as is Flushing, residents and visitors use major highways like Van Wyck, Whitestone, Grand Central, and Long Island Expressways to get where they need to go. If you decide to stay, Flushing is home to some of the best cuisines of the city brought in by its diverse residents.
Elmhurst is nestled between Corona and the co-op heavy area of Rego Park. The best way to experience all of the community culture is to walk down the street and explore the local food shops. Home to the Queens Center Mall and the Queens Plaza Mall, Elmhurst's stretch of Queens Boulevard is one of the borough's primary shopping districts. Quaint shops and restaurants line the affluent Woodside Avenue, near Elmhurst Hospital Center. Elmhurst has abundant subway options, including local and express routes. Residents enjoy access to Brooklyn and surrounding Queens neighborhoods along the Long Island Expressway.
Rego Park boasts the giant shopping center of Rego Park Center filled with stores including Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's, Century 21, and Costco. Queens Center Mall, the boroughs largest shopping center, lies just west of Rego Park in the neighborhood of Elmhurst. Rego Park is characterized by its extensive retail options juxtaposed with quiet residential streets of beautiful Tudor-style homes and urban apartment buildings. E, M, R trains and a number of express buses serve Rego Park, ensuring residents an efficient commute to and from Manhattan.
Forest Hills is a historic neighborhood with a distinct community feel. Austin Street, the main shopping row is comprised of boutiques and small local shops, while Metropolitan Avenue is known for its delicious food and exciting nightlife. Forest Hills residents like to stay active by taking advantage of the many walking and biking trails, sports fields, and the golf course in the near Forest Park. The E, F, M, and R subways take residents on a short trip to and from Manhattan, allowing for a multitude of commuting options. Discover what Forest Hills has to offer and learn how this neighborhood can fit into your lifestyle.
Kew gardens is a small yet charming neighborhood located in the center of Queens. In Kew Gardens you will find the most popular local spots including Kew Gardens Cinemas, with a selection of independent international films. Dani's Pizzeria and Austin Ale House are among the neighborhood's favorites. The county's civic center, Queens Borough Hall, stands at the northern end of the neighborhood. Kew Gardens is easily accessible via the E and F subways, LIRR train, and surrounding expressways.
Richmond Hill is an area rich in history located just south of Kew Gardens. The neighborhood has a diverse mix of architecture, but is home to many of the city's Queen Anne Victorian homes. It is close to the famous Forest Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, which features playgrounds and areas for tennis, softball, baseball and golf. Richmond Hill is easily accessible via the A, J, and E subways and surrounding expressways.