Originally Posted by GreenFrog
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....Edited by Johdus Fanfoozal - 4/29/13 at 2:26pm