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Living in Queens

May 29,2014 | By Hillel

Queens real estate is comprised of diverse neighborhoods with apartments for rent in buildings that represent the character of the neighborhood. In Long Island City, there are rezoned industrial buildings renovated for apartment complexes along with a vibrant arts scene. Rockaway Beach features post-war apartments right on the water and is just steps from the A train. It’s also a bona fide surfer’s area with vintage bungalows. Neighborhoods like Hollis Hills and Forest Hills are just two of the Queens real estate neighborhoods that are similar to its nearby suburban neighbors of Long Island. Jackson Heights, Astoria and Flushing are comprised of diverse communities along with ama...

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The Transformation of Long Island City

April 14,2014 | By Hillel

Long Island City was once a Dutch colony in the 17th century. In 1898, the city officially became a part of the City of Greater New York. With the development of the Queens-Midtown Tunnel, Long Island Railroad, several subway tunnels and regular ferry service to Manhattan, Long Island City experienced a real boost in industrial growth. After the decline of the nation’s manufacturing era in the 1970s, the city began to transform as a cultural area with the opening of P.S. 1 Contemporary Arts Center. To this day, the museum is well known for its find exhibitions and summertime parties. From industrial wasteland to a cultural hub, this Queens Real

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