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I love the scaffolding this time of the year. Regardless of how heavy a rainstorm we have, I never need to use an umbrella for the 7 block walk from the office to my bus icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Well I feel like I really live here now ... scaffolding just went up on my building.

lefty

ever been to Hong Kong? they use bamboo scaffolding even on their their skyscrapers.

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at least thats what I've noticed in Jackie Chan fight scenes.
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This is the most scaffolded I've ever seen the city.Midtown east is pretty much every block these days
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scaffolding is useful when it's raining and the dog has to go out. It's useless when it's sunny and she decides to weave in and out of the scaffolding poles.
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I did some pullups on scaffolding tonight. Not a bad alternative to a gym. Feel a bit healthier.
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This is the most scaffolded I've ever seen the city.Midtown east is pretty much every block these days

I cannot recall ever encountering that adjectival use before. I feel culturally enriched.
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I just saw a man wearing lulu lemon shorts.
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What's the inside scoop on Long Island City? I hear you get nicer, newer, and bigger apartments for the same rent as in Manhattan and *gasp* you actually get a parking space?!
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What's the inside scoop on Long Island City? I hear you get nicer, newer, and bigger apartments for the same rent as in Manhattan and *gasp* you actually get a parking space?!

Former (mostly) industrial area, lots of enviro cleanups, Newtown Creek Superfund site, etc. But basically a small city of high-rises has been built there in the last 10 years along the river. I think the commercial amenities are still catching up, but they will come.

Biggest draw: three minutes to Grand Central, four to 5th Ave, five to Times Square.
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Originally Posted by Johdus Fanfoozal View Post

Former (mostly) industrial area, lots of enviro cleanups, Newtown Creek Superfund site, etc. But basically a small city of high-rises has been built there in the last 10 years along the river. I think the commercial amenities are still catching up, but they will come.

Biggest draw: three minutes to Grand Central, four to 5th Ave, five to Times Square.

Thanks.

That's exactly what I've been reading on the internet.

Do you know what it's like to own/drive a car there?
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Thanks.

That's exactly what I've been reading on the internet.

Do you know what it's like to own/drive a car there?

As long as you have a dedicated spot you should be fine. On-street parking has become a tough get with the population boom. It's a typical Queens layout: narrow side streets with a few narrow old commercial boulevards: Vernon, Jackson etc. Used to be a lot of chop shops in the area, but I son't know if its a hotbed for car theft.

Crime stats for 108th here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cs108pct.pdf

The newest areas are south of the 59th Street bridge on the waterfront not far from the older residential areas. Avoid living closer to the bridge. A bit of depressing down there and closer to the massive Queensbridge projects where Nas and Metta World Peace, among others, grew up. As far as projects go, they're a lot better than others. But still....
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Originally Posted by Johdus Fanfoozal View Post

As long as you have a dedicated spot you should be fine. On-street parking has become a tough get with the population boom. It's a typical Queens layout: narrow side streets with a few narrow old commercial boulevards: Vernon, Jackson etc. Used to be a lot of chop shops in the area, but I son't know if its a hotbed for car theft.

Crime stats for 108th here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cs108pct.pdf

The newest areas are north of the 59th Street bridge on the waterfront not far from the older residential areas. Avoid living closer to the bridge. A bit of depressing down there and closer to the massive Queensbridge projects where Nas and Metta World Peace, among others, grew up. As far as projects go, they're a lot better than others. But still....

Kidz play hockey out there (I think the rink is more like Sunnyside confused.gif) and it is pretty sleepy once you get past of the riverfront area. We like a couple of the restaurants...
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Originally Posted by Johdus Fanfoozal View Post

Biggest draw: three minutes to Grand Central, four to 5th Ave, five to Times Square.

How?
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

What's the inside scoop on Long Island City? I hear you get nicer, newer, and bigger apartments for the same rent as in Manhattan and *gasp* you actually get a parking space?!

Try Greenpoint. Not LIC.
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