FOLOV From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 170 posts, RR: 5 Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 9030 times:
I am considering a position in JFK.... But i have only been there for work and never got to visit much place. I am from LA and don t know much about the price of living there....
Where would be a nice safe and reasonably priced area to live with quick and easy access to JFK....I will be given a car, is it worth driving there.... Even though i still would like to have both option of driving and taking public transportation... Don t think i am picky, just used to drive here.
WesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5757 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 9026 times:
Forest Hills/Kew Gardens is nice, and not too far from JFK, and also on the E Subway line that takes you to Jamaica Station and the AirTrain. I lived in Kew Gardens for a while, and Austin St. still has that college-town feel, although the apartments are quite pricey (me being from Utah and all).
Continental180 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9023 times:
Like I meannnn.............
many disadvantages about JFK..
2) Pricey- i live in new jersey, a rich area, (not trying to brag) and it is EXTREMELY pricey in the Metro area of NY & NJ....my bet would be to live in like an area of Bergen County/Hooboken NJ and take the Amtrak train into Penn station and transfer over to JFK......max time that would be spent would be about maybe an hour not bad considering driving! nightmare( EWR is my main airport took a flight from SJU to JFK and even though only maybe 15 miles apart, driving, it is over 1.5 hours...
4) NEVER DRIVE!!!!! TAKE AMTRAK TRAIN OR WHATEVER
4) Best Option. GO TO EWR. much better environment and on a smaller scale which is sometimes better..
Hope this helps, and if you need anymore information on this, feel free to ask, EWR & JFK are my home airports and have great knowleage...on the location and suroundings.
FOLOV From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9018 times:
Well i will be working at JFK. Your suggestion to live around EWR, it is easy to get from one to the other....
I was searching rentals, it s cool, you can pay with your AMEX that s a lot of points lol...
JBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3185 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 9009 times:
There is always Queens/Astoria and the Kew Gardens area for proximity... but there isn't a whole lot doing there. If you don't mind the hustle and the bustle, I'd also consider Hoboken, NJ. You should be able to find something there in your price range. It's an up and coming area, very young and hip right now-- definitely a hot spot for the metro area. As for your commute to JFK... PATH train from Hoboken to 33rd Street, LIRR from Penn Station (34th) to Jamaica and transfer to the AirTrain. Not the most fun commute... but it woldn't take long.
Whatever you do, do NOT rely on Amtrak as has been previously stated. Amtrak's prices are outrageous, and NJ Transit serves most of them in the area (i.e., NY-Penn to Newark Airport. I don't know the prices now, but when the service was launched, NJT was $12.00 and Amtrak was $30.00).
AA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 8969 times:
Quoting FOLOV (Reply 5): Lot of places to live there, Hoboken does look pretty good , I guess my idea of rentals prices is a lot different than here in LA.
I guess i will need to go there and visit before i take the position.
Hoboken to Kennedy is a trek-but if you don't mind it go for it
MeanGreen From United States of America, joined May 2006, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8932 times:
Springfield Gardens is where I stayed in at crashpad at oh so many years ago. It was cheap ($150 a month in 2003 as a 19 y/o F/A) and I just hopped on the Q3 and was at work. If you are moving there that is the cheapest area near JFK (Jamaica/ Springfield Gardens). I hated it when I was there but I enjoy going back to visit!