City Sees to It Queens Stays Suburban

City Sees to It Queens Stays Suburban

There are 5 comments on the The New York Observer story from Oct 29, 2010, titled City Sees to It Queens Stays Suburban. In it, The New York Observer reports that:

It's been a banner week for the city's biggest borough. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a new historic district in Ridgewood covering 210 buildings, with four individual landmarks nominated across the borough as well, from a church in Flushing to a bank in Jamaica.

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XSS

Bayside, NY

#1 Oct 30, 2010
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XSS

Bayside, NY

#2 Oct 30, 2010
Mike

Lovelock, NV

#4 Oct 30, 2010
I would not consider Queens to be "suburban." Parts of Queens are nice, but no part of Queens is "suburban." It is part of our country's largest city.

Since: Oct 10

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#5 Nov 4, 2010
Mike wrote:
I would not consider Queens to be "suburban." Parts of Queens are nice, but no part of Queens is "suburban." It is part of our country's largest city.
Ain't THAT the truth! It hasn't been suburban for 100 years, now.

I think what they mean by "suburban" is rows of those "Fedder's specials" crappy, cookie-cutter row-houses - which, quite frankly, I can't see the sense of, as such development has none of the advantages of city nor suburban, yet possesses all the disadvantages of both. Sadly, all the nice old houses that once did give Queens a somewhat suburban feel, have mostly been razed and had those Fedder's Specials built where they once stood.

As a former Queens resident, I have to say that I think Queens has become my least-favorite borough (well...it's tied with the Bronx for that title)- as everywhere you go now, that's all you see all over Queens, is low-rise row-houses that all look the same and have no character. They just look like worker's barracks. Yuck!

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#6 Nov 4, 2010
Heck, even Nassau isn't really suburban anymore- and Suffolk, where I lived before leaving the state, has lost most of it's suburban charm and is becoming another Nassau.

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