Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Daily News: Forest Hills Best Neighborhood for Car Owners

In a head-scratching piece, Forest Hills has been dubbed as a top place for car owners to reside. Other places that earned top honors, Greenpoint, Dyker Heights, Red Hook, and Upper Manhattan. However, we're #1.

From the piece:

Having a car makes it easy to bounce around to the Forest Hills Tennis Club, the busy shopping corridor on Austin Avenue, and Queens Boulevard. Also, Astoria, a Queens nightlife scene as popular to some as Manhattan, is a 10 minute car ride away.

If you can't walk from Forest Hills Tennis Club (actually called West Side Tennis Club) to Austin Avenue (Street), then that must have been one hell of a match.

It's nice to be included on any top 5 list in a Real Estate section, and I think they meant well. But if you're into driving, Forest Hills shouldn't be at the top of your list. You can get more for your driving dollar in Middle Village, Glendale or Fresh Meadows.

By the way in the photo above, note there as many bicycles on the move as cars. Bike lanes now.

(photo above of Austin/Ascan intersection by Daily News)