Kings and Queens2

Posted by Deirdre // 01-22-2013


A thread on the group in the past week has been around Bayside, Queens and its surrounding towns, most notably for the District 26 schools. I know squat about this area, so decided to do a quick search on the NYT Living In section, at least.

There’s one on Fresh Meadows, which apparently lacks a subway — kind of a deal-breaker if you’re commuting in regularly, in my book at least. But is next to a neighborhood called Utopia – how bad can it be? And it seems like people in Bayside take the LIRR, so maybe that’s the case here too. There’s a recent Living In on Glen Oaks, which the article boasts is, “Long on trees, short on costs” because of the abundance of apartments.

The Living In on Bayside is from the 80s, so instead you might want to troll around on the local Patch for Bayside/Douglaston, or follow them on twitter. And the Daily News offered this Insider’s Guide to Bayside, including a few bars and restaurants and some info on the various pocket neighborhoods within that offer different housing options.

Anyone know more? I think my friend’s husband may be from here – I’ll see if I can dig up anything.

Fort Totten Park



2 Responses

  1. Caroline says:
    January 23rd, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Many thanks! It’s crazy that Brooklynites as a group know so little about Queens – maybe we’ll make the move and I can report back from the front lines 😉

    • Deirdre says:
      January 23rd, 2013 at 10:51 am

      I know Caroline, it’s nutty. That would be great if we could get your first hand account! I just got another question on Forest Hills, a place we do know a smidgen about from friends who moved there from Cobble Hill. So more on that area, too!