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"There once was a trolley."
Astroland Amusement Park which some still refer to as Coney Island is located here.
There is also the Coney Island Museum which is rather small but interesting as you get to see what Coney Island once was.
"Expected more character from this street."
There is not many people out in the street even with apartment buildings all over, the people seem to be all inside.
"The way to the Beach."
The street is home to an overhead El train which is one of the major transportation for getting around the area.
One must fight for parking and give up the idea of getting a parking place if someone else saw it at the same time. Most likely they have diplomatic immunity and putting up any sort of challenge can be detrimental to your health.
"Better days ahead."
The entire area has seen better days but is do for a turn around as the amusement park was sold in 2006 and plans are in the works for a $1.5 billion year round resort.
The Cyclone is expected to continue it's operation with the other rides being moved to different parts of the neighborhood.
"Quite little street."
The corner of Locust Ave. and Richmond Rd. has a dangerous turn she is a frequent spot for traffic accidents especially when cars drive above the speed limit on Richmond Rd.
The location is close to the train station and the bus which goes into New York City.
"Home of Times Square"
There is always something to see on 42nd St. especially if one is a people watcher you will need get tired of finding something interesting here.
And don't forget the giant ball which drops every New Years.
"1 Water St."
Seat outside with a drink while looking at the New York skyline.
There are many places to eat while on Water St. however, I can't bring myself to go to any other place.
"A main thorough fare."
On most days you will find vendors out in the street selling their wares along with the "dirty water" dog frankfurter stands.
"Convenient location to shopping and schools."
Homes are will kept and the area is quiet with light traffic.
A variety of private and public schools is accessible as well as doctors offices.
"Project everywhere and no one to be seen."
There are hundreds of people living in these projects which are all around you yet no one ventures out doing the day unless they have to. I was told that the police do not even respond to emergency calls as they fear of getting out of there alive. Nor do the crimes that take place there make the news as reporters would rather visit Iraq than those projects.
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- Clean & Green
- Pest Free
- Peace & Quiet
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- Lack of Traffic
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"Visit the Bay."
There is an abundance of restaurants with fresh fish and rather bland food complete with car fumes if you sit outside.
"The kids will love the old ships."
The seaport dates back to the 1600's.
Take the kids to visit the old ships and they will feel as if they stepped back in time and are on Pirate ships.
"The heart of the Financial District."
It is no wonder why this street was picked to be home to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the American Stock Exchange (AMEX), New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), and the New York Board of Trade (NYBOT).
The surrounding area has come to be known as Wall St.
"Does anyone really live here?"
There are many trendy restaurants to chose from all with-in walking distance and private clubs for nightlife with invite only access.
Day time brings a quiet atmosphere as most residence travel to their place of employment and traffic is rather light for New York City which makes one wonder if anyone really lives here at all or was the night just a figment of your imagination?