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    On Weds. I took the bus alllllll the way from Bay Ridge to Manhattan Beach, over an hour ride. I went throughDyker Heights, with all the mansions neatly kept rowhouses. Traveled under the "el" on 86th Street through Bath Beach/Bensonhurst. Made my way on Ave X to beautiful Ocean Parkway, through the gritty Brighton Beach neighborhood under the "el" and finally to Manhattan Beach, a surprising neighborhood in NYC that resembles a quiet Connecticut seaside city. Rows and rows of houses, big and small, arranged on streets named after English villages, Kingsborough Community College, and of course, the beach!

    Side Note- I'm a novice when it comes to phototaking so all of these pictures aren't the greatest. But it gives you a general idea. It was also very hazy and hot for April. I wish I took more, but enough talk, Enjoy this beautiful neighborhood........

    Looking towards the Breezy Point Queens......

    Getting the beach ready for summertime........

    Brooklyn parrot, these things wreak havoc with power lines........

    And some houses..........














    Looking towards Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn.........

    NYC public school buildings are each unique and beautiful.......


    I did this on dial-up modem so it took me an hour to host these pictures , some day I will do my neighborhood of Bay Ridge and other neighborhoods.

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    nice pics
    some really nice houses :P

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    Yesss! Thank you..

    You took the B1, no? I take it twice a weekday. Oriental Boulevard is a pretty thing to ride.

    That house 4th from bottom is on Amherst, right? I think I walked past it a few days ago. Did you catch any of the construction on Oriental Blvd? Or the cool beige modernist house with the tree inside?

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    I was at the beach with my wife and friends that day! If you had moved your camera shot a little to the left you would have got us in the beach pic! Damn!

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    Oh my God! I am going through the pics. You took a pic of my sister's house on Coleridge! LOL Thats hilarious!

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    Manhattan Beach School. PTA meetings.

    The beach still looks like a resort beach. The site was once the Oriental Hotel.



    Austin Corbin made a fortune in railroad finance. In 1873, his infant son became ill, and a doctor advised leaving Iowa for a place with sea breezes. From a hotel on Coney Island, he walked to a place called Sedge Bank, which was considered worthless. He bought the land and built the Manhattan Beach Hotel, opened by U.S. Grant on July 4, 1877.

    http://www.geocities.com/buddychai2/...BklynHist.html
    Scroll down to "A short History of Manhattan Beach."

    New York & Manhattan Beach Railway

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    That's a beautiful pic, Zippy, do you have a bigger copy by any chance?
    Thanks,
    Dan

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    Its my favorite place in the world. We are there every weekend from May through September having beach parties. Anybody who wants to join us from here is welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junglizt1210
    do you have a bigger copy by any chance?
    Thanks,
    Dan
    I've tempy uploaded a 1600x1200 copy to a password protected gallery at http://www.pbase.com/zippythechimp. Check your PMs for the password.

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    I have no clue why I didn't check for replies..........

    Quote Originally Posted by Gulcrapek
    Yesss! Thank you..

    You took the B1, no? I take it twice a weekday. Oriental Boulevard is a pretty thing to ride.

    That house 4th from bottom is on Amherst, right? I think I walked past it a few days ago. Did you catch any of the construction on Oriental Blvd? Or the cool beige modernist house with the tree inside?
    Yes- the B1 from 69th/4th all the way to Kingsborough. Amazing how it goes from middle class (Bay Ridge) to wealth (Dyker Hts mansions) to bustling commercial district (86th street) to grit (Marlboro houses) to beautiful apartment buildings (Ocean parkway) to Brighton Beach, past Oceana, then you cross West End Avenue and it's another freakin world. What a ride.

    House is on Irwin if I remember right. I know its not Amherst, I walked from Falmouth to Langham.

    Construction? I don't remember major construction.

    Point me in the direction of that house!

    {BTW, I have dialup, and it takes FOREVER to upload pictures, that's why I take them in the lowest quality, unfortunately, even then it takes forever. I wish I could use regular high quality, but I only use that if I know I'm printing them and not uploading them) And it was hazy that day too. (It's a sony cybershot 4.1 megapixel). I'm going to college in the fall w/ hi speed internet but I'm gonig to college in Vermont!

    For a bonus.....lower Manhattan skyline on that same hazy day, using super low quality zoom lol. From the 69th street pier in Bay Ridge, just a few blocks from my home.



    And the best/most beautiful bridge in the world:



    My neighborhood (ok, it doesn't look like this on my own 68th street)......



    Bonus- 76th street step street!



    You guys take care of Manhattan and I'll take care of my boro.

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    Hi people... this is my first reply in this forum... so i will introduce myself
    My name is Mix106 and I am from Portugal!!! But i want to live and work in the USA(great country by the way).
    So I registired in the Wired New York Forum to get more information about US and, of course, NY!

    Now my question...

    How much money does one of those houses cost?

    Thanks[[]]

    (Is there any english mistake in my reply?)
    Last edited by Mix106; June 3rd, 2005 at 11:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mix106
    Hi people... this is my first reply in this forum... so i will introduce myself
    My name is Mix106 and I am from Portugal!!! But i want to live and work in the USA(great country by the way).
    So I registired in the Wired New York Forum to get more information about US and, of course, NY!

    Now my question...

    How much money does one of those houses cost?

    Thanks[[]]

    (Is there any english mistake in my reply?)
    This neighborhood is very expensive, these houses probably go for at least (US$) 500,000 up to over a million. But there are soooo many neighborhoods in New York City and you can find cheaper houses, or you can rent an apartment for as little as $1,000 a month. Keep in mind Manhattan Beach [Brooklyn] is an hour awar from the real city, Manhattan, either by subway, bus, or car. Honestly people who live out here don't often go into the city unless they work there.

    If you don't want to live in New York City some of our suburbs are cheap, especially condos, which often times are less than US $100,000, and are decent size for 2 people, even 1 or 2 kids. Staten Island in New York City is full of condos and you can easily find one for $100,000.

    Hope that helps, it's a very broad question, if you want to come by yourself it's cheaper, but if you have a family you need a larger apartment or house and it gets more expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfenn1117
    If you don't want to live in New York City some of our suburbs are cheap, especially condos, which often times are less than US $100,000, and are decent size for 2 people, even 1 or 2 kids. Staten Island in New York City is full of condos and you can easily find one for $100,000.
    Thank you SO much sfenn1117!!! Your explanation helped me a lot. But i have another question to make.
    Can I rent a room just for myself? How much does a room cost in Staten Island(average)?

    I want to rent a room because I need to get a job first then I rent an apartment. That's the way I think. What do you think about this?

    Just to know... What is the average salary for a PC Technician in Staten Island?

    If i am being boring just say ...

    Thanks for everything!!!
    [[[[]]]
    Last edited by Mix106; June 3rd, 2005 at 06:53 PM.

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    Well you don't have to settle for Staten Island, its like a giant suburb and the only way to NYC is by ferry (take a bus or if you're near staten island railroad TO the ferry) or a long, very long bus ride. Try Brooklyn and Queens, try neighborhoods like Jackson Heights and Astoria in Queens and Williamsburg, Prospect Heights, and Sunset Park in Brooklyn. A little gritty, but totally safe, and new hip neighborhoods. I think you can get a room by yourself for between $1,000-$1,500 a month, probably small, probably in a walk-up or brownstone building. Very convenient to Manhattan!

    Your chances for a job in Brooklyn or Queens are much better too, Staten Island is mainly residential. I don't know how much you would make, but you're right, definitely find a job before an apartment.

    Glad I could help.

    And by the way- Make sure you make the right decision to come to America lol. Just think twice before you make a big leap, it is a big change for sure. But the city will welcome you in open arms!

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    Someone must get photos of 1001 Oriental Boulevard, at Hastings Street. I don't know if I can.

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