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ligel
July 16th, 2007, 02:55 PM
Hello guys!

From September I'll be studying at Queens College. It's located in Flushing. I will be living in an apartment and I will just need to pay for food.

WOuld somebody be so kind as to answer my questions:

1. How is Flushing? How are the people? Is the neighbourhood nice?

2. Approx. how much would I need to pay foor food monthly? How are the prices?

Thank you very much!

Gery

OmegaNYC
July 17th, 2007, 10:19 AM
Well.. Flushing is okay. Downtown has a LARGE Asian population (it is the real Chinatown in NYC) It is only a about 30 minuets from Times Sq. via the 7. I guess if you only need to pay for food, you don't need that much money. It only depends on how much you eat. :p

Ninjahedge
July 17th, 2007, 01:42 PM
Actually, it is the second Chinatown.

The only area that you can say is not "real" anymore is Little Italy. For that you need to go to the 'burbs.

As for Flushing, EXCELLENT chinese and other asian foods. Downtown is a little depressing, but in a busy way (not run down with a bunch of vagabonds or anything, just worked really hard..) Parking? Forget about it. Metro is close by so (I believe) so there is no real need for a car if you are living there.

For specifics, I would have to ask the wife and her family/friends. they are more familiar with Queens....

OmegaNYC
July 17th, 2007, 04:59 PM
I don't know Ninja. According to Wikipedia (yeah just throw this post out the window). It is the biggest Chinatown in the city

"The neighborhood is 55% Asian American (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_American) and contains the largest ethnic Chinese community in the New York metropolitan area (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_metropolitan_area), surpassing even Manhattan's Chinatown (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinatown%2C_Manhattan). According to New York magazine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_%28magazine%29), Flushing is the second-largest Chinatown in United States."

Manhattan's Chinatown is too trashy.

Flushing does has some GOOD Chinese food. Ever been to the East Manor on Main St.? BEST Chinese food I ever had.

NewYorkDoc
July 18th, 2007, 12:03 AM
Whats the first largest Chinatown?

Schadenfrau
July 18th, 2007, 12:10 AM
San Francisco.

Punzie
July 18th, 2007, 12:38 AM
1. How is Flushing? How are the people? Is the neighbourhood nice?
Flushing is huge. You need to give us the exact part of Flushing to which you'll be moving in order for us to correctly answer your questions. (It's best if you name a street intersection.)

The immediate Queens College area is nice and keeps on getting nicer.

ligel
July 22nd, 2007, 06:08 AM
Hi guys! I really appreciate your responses.

Since I got an athletic scholarship at Queens College I'll be living in an apartment within walking distance from the college.

Thanks

ligel
August 6th, 2007, 01:15 PM
Hi guys! I have a question again:

How much $ will I need for transportation? (I won't travel a lot to Manhattan)

Thanks