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Offline Simplymei

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Woodside - Big Six Towers
« on: December 28, 2016, 04:31:40 PM »
Hey quick question: 


Anyone here heard of anything bad/good about this complex?   :rolleyes:   


c'iao for now ~ 


P.S.   A healthy 2017 to all ~ 

Offline angela1969

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Re: Woodside - Big Six Towers
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 07:14:00 PM »
did you put your name on a waiting list because that is the only way you will eventually and I mean eventually get in -- but bottom line it has changed alot and not for the good either

Offline Eamonn

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Re: Woodside - Big Six Towers
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2016, 07:19:51 PM »
It's okay. It's historically aligned to one of the labor unions. It's very blue collar but safe enough. 10 minute walk to the 7 train.

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Re: Woodside - Big Six Towers
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2016, 07:28:21 PM »
I know that my uncle helped build it --

Offline Eamonn

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Re: Woodside - Big Six Towers
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2016, 07:56:13 PM »
Are you the person who asked the question?

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Re: Woodside - Big Six Towers
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2016, 03:18:06 PM »
Thanks for response, angela1969 / Eamonn. 


I have been informed for the possibility of a one-bedroom w/balcony.  Will be checking it out. Yes, I even forgot I applied "years" ago.


Soo what is the change that is not good? 


As far as the walk to the train, right now it's takes me about 7minutes to walk to the Ditmars Station.  I see that the #7 goes Express during rush hours from 61st Woodside to QBP, which is good  :smiley: .   Right now it's apprx 12 minutes or so from Ditmars/QBP.[size=78%] [/size]
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Offline Eamonn

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Re: Woodside - Big Six Towers
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2016, 03:34:06 PM »
Woodside has changed considerably over the past 30 years. From mainly Irish American, to a massive influx of Irish from Ireland, to a rapid multicultural mix, to what could be a hipster haven. A lot of old timers lament the changes. I agree certain things have changed for the worse but I am optimistic. For examples of bad trends, the areas around Roosevelt to Queens Blvd east of 65th Pl have goten quite rundown. I think it will turnaround soon.

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Re: Woodside - Big Six Towers
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2017, 10:39:15 AM »
Greetings of 2017 to All ~


So I went to view the offer .. now, decision has to be made quickly. 


Pro's?  the monthly would be half of rent what I pay now and includes everything; it is affordable for to purchase the aprtment.  Besides the #7 the Q60 is close by as well the M/R, however that's a 15 minute walk.


Con?  LR/BdRm smaller than what i have now and would have to make adjustments.  I would also leave Astoria with a heavy-heart.


 :embarrassed:  what to do what to do.  Enlighten me ~     C'iao for now ~

Offline Eamonn

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Re: Woodside - Big Six Towers
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2017, 10:42:42 AM »
This is obviously a very personal decision but if you really like Astoria, I would not consider this move. That part of Woodside is just far enough from the fun stuff of Astoria that it might as well be 10 miles away. The immediate area just doesn't offer a lot for walking around, browsing stores, etc. Savings won't seem that important once you realize you are spending so much more time at home because things are not convenient. I would stay put.

Offline Simplymei

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Re: Woodside - Big Six Towers
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2017, 03:00:44 PM »
Eamonn ~    Correct, a personal decision and just wanted the opinion from here.  Your point is well-taken.


Thank you for the reply.


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Re: Woodside - Big Six Towers
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2017, 11:19:04 PM »
I would seriously consider how secure you are with your current living situation. Unless you are rent-stabilized, you could lose your place because the owner gets greedy, sells to someone else, etc.

Offline Simplymei

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Re: Woodside - Big Six Towers
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2017, 11:39:21 AM »
60decibels ~ thanks.  Not rent stabilized but I've been there a long time and the thought of the owner selling has crossed my mind. 


I find it ridiculous when I found out what the tenants upstairs were paying, OMG! Then again split between 3 people is probably affordable.




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Re: Woodside - Big Six Towers
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2017, 04:10:35 PM »
Astoria rents just keep going up and up (and our landlords want those of us who have been here for many years to move on as well).


What did you end up deciding?

Offline Simplymei

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Re: Woodside - Big Six Towers
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2017, 11:26:46 AM »
Greetings mcdirk ~


I decided that I will be accepting the offer.    :grin:

Offline angela1969

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Re: Woodside - Big Six Towers
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2017, 04:38:19 PM »
if you decide to move into the Big Six they have a facebook page -


 

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