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"There once was a trolley."

Now the whole area is waiting for a renovation. The New York Aquarium is on Surf Ave as well as Nathans Famous hot dogs.
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.
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"Expected more character from this street."

This is a rather dull street with not much character or personality, that is if a street can have character or personality. I had the feeling it was just put there to get to the other streets.
There is not many people out in the street even with apartment buildings all over, the people seem to be all inside.
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"The way to the Beach."

Changes are if you are going to Brighton Beach you will find yourself on Brighton Beach Ave.
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.
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"Better days ahead."

This area is named after the Coney Island Amusement Park now known as Astroland and home of the famous Cyclone roller coaster.
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.
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"Quite little street."

Just off Richmond Rd. you will find Locust Ave. a quite little street close to all shopping, schools and transportation.
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.
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"Home of Times Square"

42nd st. The name of a musical and now home to Theatre Row is always a colorful street to visit.
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.
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"1 Water St."

Who ever thought listen to traffic going over the Brooklyn Bridge would be enjoyable but it is one of the features you find yourself remembering when visiting and dinning on Water St. at the River Cafe.
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.
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"A main thorough fare."

Whenever you are in the Wall St. area of downtown Manhattan at one point or another in you day you will find yourself on Exchange Place. Whether it is to catch the subway or the Path trains or to go to a lunch this is one of the main thorough fares you will travel on while in the area.
On most days you will find vendors out in the street selling their wares along with the "dirty water" dog frankfurter stands.
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"Convenient location to shopping and schools."

This is a nice quiet neighborhood which is convenient to shopping and restaurants. Most homes are attached with parking to the side on in front of the house.
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.
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"Project everywhere and no one to be seen."

This is one place you do not want to get lost in or let alone visit or worst yet be unfortunate to live.
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 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
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"Visit the Bay."

It is always fun to take a walk around Sheepshead Bay as driving in the area is an experience in itself let along parking. However, it is all worth the effort as the tranquility of the Bay makes one forget what hassled were overcome to get there.
There is an abundance of restaurants with fresh fish and rather bland food complete with car fumes if you sit outside.
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"The kids will love the old ships."

South St. in lower Manhattan which is home to the South Street Seaport is always a fun spot to bring the kids especially for a day of maritime and police museums and shopping an dinning.
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.
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"The heart of the Financial District."

There is an underlying energy one experiences whether you are working or visiting Wall St. Almost as if you belong there and always have and will belong there.
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.
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"Does anyone really live here?"

Who would think so much goes on behind the scenes of these converted factories. Many have been turned into lofts with private elevators.
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?

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