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Jackson Heights - the new IT place to be?

For gay New Yorkers?

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by Anonymousreply 3208/01/2020

... Says who?

by Anonymousreply 107/31/2020

So now you’re trying to make that the “new Manhattan” too? God I hope BLM starts wiping you fuckers out.

by Anonymousreply 207/31/2020

Astoria has long been home to a large Greek-American community, not known for their tolerance. But at least it also has good Indian food now.

by Anonymousreply 307/31/2020

Astoria is not Jackson Heights, R3.

by Anonymousreply 407/31/2020

I preferred Brooklyn Heights.

by Anonymousreply 507/31/2020

Is there still a traffic jam in Harlem that's backed up to Jackson Heights?

by Anonymousreply 607/31/2020

I've thought the proximity to La Guardia would make it a desirable neighborhood, especially for gay flight attendants and airline workers. It would probably be much cheaper rent-wise than anything on Manhattan or Manhattan-adjacent Brooklyn.

by Anonymousreply 707/31/2020

Get out.

by Anonymousreply 807/31/2020

Oh god I hope not. I was raised in Jackson Heights before escaping to college in Colorado. Only upside was being within bus or short walk to Shea Stadium and the World's Fair. Otherwise, dull, dirty and boring. I realize dull and boring are similar but believe me, JH was Really dull and boring!!!!

by Anonymousreply 907/31/2020

R9, "dull and boring" is very appealing right now to many in NYC.

by Anonymousreply 1007/31/2020

NYC is boring now.

by Anonymousreply 1107/31/2020

I'm going out there today to visit.

by Anonymousreply 1208/01/2020

Don't you people realize that there's an entire country out here? Where you can own an affordable home, a car, a yard. Where you don't have to live like college students the rest of your life?

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by Anonymousreply 1308/01/2020

Exactly. And have washer and dryers and central air in your home

by Anonymousreply 1408/01/2020


The majority of gay flight attendants live in Kew Gardens.

by Anonymousreply 1508/01/2020

That’s antisemitic

by Anonymousreply 1608/01/2020

I dated a guy who lived there about five years ago. It was (relatively) cheap, very noisy and bustling. There were a million little ethnic restaurants. I have a very specific memory of going to a Burmese restaurant. It was, uh, different.

It reminds me of what the LES used to be ages ago. Only all the way in fucking Queens.

by Anonymousreply 1708/01/2020

Jackson Heights is almost TOO hot 🔥right now!

by Anonymousreply 1808/01/2020

We live in Kew Gardens facing Forest Park, designed by Olmsted who also designed Central even has its own Ramble. My partner dragged me kicking and screaming from upper Manhattan almost two decades ago. By making this move were able to pay cash for a 2br/2b prewar building, allowing us to travel and retire without debt. My sense is that, like me, the thought of leaving Manhattan is traumatic for many gay men. My advice is to explore Queens and other NYC boroughs, you will find a supportive gay community if you look😽

by Anonymousreply 1908/01/2020

Maybe learn how to live outside a bubble, ghetto?!

by Anonymousreply 2008/01/2020

Jackson Heights - the new IT place to be? For gay LATIN New Yorkers?


by Anonymousreply 2108/01/2020

If it’s a minority area, and you are white, keep out.

by Anonymousreply 2208/01/2020

Jackson Heights has been a gay area for at least 20 years. A few gay bars. On commercial streets, 37th Avenue , 74th and 82nd streets we now see people from India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan who own many businesses, one block is known as Bangladesh Plaza. Manhattanites know It's worth the twenty-minute $2.75 ride on the "E"train for supermarkets that are much cheaper.

by Anonymousreply 2308/01/2020

A friend grew up in the South Bronx. In 1960 his father said "we're moving to the country." His father thought since Jackson Heights had trees it must be the country.

by Anonymousreply 2408/01/2020

A friend grew up in the South Bronx. In 1960 his father said "we're moving to the country." His father thought since Jackson Heights had trees it must be the country.

by Anonymousreply 2508/01/2020

R19, moving to Kew Gardens was a smart move back when you did it. It's definitely a neighborhood that you can grow old in since it has everything within walking distance. I've gone many times to the Kew Gardens movie theater and I love to walk around the area because it's so pretty.

by Anonymousreply 2608/01/2020

Is this 1992? Jackson Heights has been the gay center of Queens for decades. As evidenced by the gay bars being there.

I’ve always liked it. Primarily because I’m into Hispanic men - and this is gay Hispanic heaven. It’s also has great food and diversity. The courtyard apartments are huge and nice.

But - it is a hike from Manhattan. I think it’s a great place to live if you don’t have to be in Manhattan regularly. It’s as close to old time NYC as it gets in 2020. I would definitely choose it over Brooklyn. But would probably choose Washington Heights first - as it’s such an easy commute to downtown Manhattan and has all the Hispanic men too. And a great hospital - which as I get older is important as the Lower West Side lacks any hospitals.

by Anonymousreply 2708/01/2020

15 minutes subway ride to Manhattan, R77. E, F, R, and W.

by Anonymousreply 2808/01/2020


Great area; Park Lane South and Metropolitan Avenue. Used to live a few blocks south on 111th Street. When I was younger I used to dream about buying one of those houses on Park Lane South facing the Park. Years ago one of them was the home of the Mueller Macaroni family; I doubt it's still theirs, but it was a beautiful house and grounds.

Great place to retire; you were very smart. There was a bus on that corner that would go right to the E & F trains. Don't know if it still does. I think it was the Q37.

by Anonymousreply 2908/01/2020

Forest Hills is bougie, but nice.

by Anonymousreply 3008/01/2020

How about whites keep out of Hispanic areas? Look at Washington Heights, or most parts of Brooklyn for that matter.

by Anonymousreply 3108/01/2020

I wanna live with hot Dominicans

by Anonymousreply 3208/01/2020
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