Monday, August 20, 2007

Fight, Baby

Good fight about the 'hood on the UrbanBaby.com message boards. Here's an excerpt, sorry for the poor formatting:

What's the word on Forest Hills? Does the neighborhood have any charm outside of the Gardens area, or is it still Queens-y? Toddler - Aug 20th, 2007 1:04pm
My sil lives here and she and her friends are trashy - Aug 20th, 2007 1:05pm
I have a lot of friends there and they are not trashy at all. Ex-Manhattanites - Aug 20th, 2007 1:06pm
I guess there are different types - Aug 20th, 2007 1:06pm
What does Queensy mean? - Aug 20th, 2007 1:05pm
trashy - Aug 20th, 2007 1:05pm
That's a ridiculous generalization, and as a Queens girl, I take offense. - Aug 20th, 2007 1:06pm
pretty much queens - Aug 20th, 2007 1:05pm
what does Queens-y mean, princess? - Aug 20th, 2007 1:05pm
It's a great nabe, but you appear to be snobby, so you probably won't like it. Stay in Greenwich. More your type. - Aug 20th, 2007 1:06pm
Re: It's a great nabe, but you appear to be snobby, so you probably won't like it. Stay in Greenwich. More your type. (more) I live there and love it. The schools are great, the people are nice and the restaurants are awesome. It still has a way to go people wise: yes there is trash - but by trash I mean both kinds - moms who give their kids coke in a baby bottle and nouveau riche snobs.- Aug 20th, 2007 1:09pm
if you are looking for high end, look at jamaica estates but you have to have $$ to afford it - Aug 20th, 2007 1:07pm
how much is a small 4 bedroom there? (house) - Aug 20th, 2007 1:08pm
at least $1mil, probably more, I'd say $1.5 and above - Aug 20th, 2007 1:08pm
We're moving to FH, next week. Buying our first co-op. It's been a well-established middle-middle class neighborhood for decades. Great public schools, nice parks, good shopping, short commute to midtown. - Aug 20th, 2007 1:07pm
op: I live in Brooklyn -- not Greenwich, nice try. Let me try again -- is the n'hood full of high-rise postwar bldgs and autobody shops, or are there prewar bldgs, parks, trees, etc? - Aug 20th, 2007 1:08pm
lol, no clue but you are funny - Aug 20th, 2007 1:08pm
Some hi-rises, but mostly 6-8 floor buildings, good shopping (Austin St) & easy commute (4 subway lines). It's a nice place to live. - Aug 20th, 2007 1:10pm
no charm, high rises, crowded. try douglaston manor - Aug 20th, 2007 1:10pm
i wouldn't say charm but there are great places to eat and shop. have met many down to earth ex-city people. (but the buildings are not like bklyn brownstones..if that's the charm you are looking for) - Aug 20th, 2007 1:08pm