Guest post by Katy Chiu
Do you think a Manhattan zipcode is the only viable option when your office is in “the city”? Think again. My Queens neighborhood is just a hop, skip, and a jump from any midtown location, and will offer you far more square footage bang for your buck.
We have four subway stops here in Forest Hills. One services strictly local trains, two offer only express, and one has it all. We are reached by the R,M,F, and E trains. An E train picked up at the 71st/Continental stop can be at 53rd and Lexington in roughly 20 minutes, less time than it would take to reach the same spot from many locations in Manhattan.
Forest Hills is also home to a Long Island Rail Road station. It is not only a visually stunning setting surrounded by the charming architecture of Station Square. Our stop provides above-ground, handicap-accessible access to a train that will have you at Penn Station in about 15 minutes.
Prefer to stick to the streets? We have Manhattan bound buses as well. There are several local and express buses to choose from depending on your location and destination. For example, the QM12 Express bus will deliver you from central Forest Hills to 3rd Avenue/38th Street in just over 25 minutes.
Do you think you’ll be sacrificing “scene” by crossing the bridge? We have three movie theatres, plenty of restaurants, a variety of shops, and some fantastic parks to keep you comfortable and entertained. Any style of home is here for the taking. From multi-million dollar mansions to co-ops to full-service condominiums, most any budget or style preference can be met.
Forest Hills is not only ideal for Manhattan workers, but also for frequent fliers. We can reach either of the major NYC airports (JFK and LaGuardia) in about ten minutes by car.
Won’t you be my neighbor?
Katy Osborne-Chiu is a non-native New Yorker who married into the Queens life. She and her preschooler sidekick, The Nut, spend their days dodging taxis, feasting on bagels and generally loving the city life. She also writes about the tales of a Southern girl with Chinese in-laws at Dim Sum Debutante.