Living In: Brookville

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Brookville is a small neighborhood located just north of the JFK Airport--a community of single-family homes with driveways and lawns. This section of Eastern Queens is very suburban, with leafy blocks of cute little yards. You won't find much of the typical NY apartment out here, however, there are a few blocks of attached rowhouses at the northeastern corner. Any available rentals within this collection of low-rise brick and tudor buildings is probably the closest you will come to any Brookville apartments. Unless you plan to drive to work, there are only a few options to enter Manhattan for your daily commute. On the opposite side of the Belt Parkway from Brookville is the Laurelton Station stop for the Long Island Rail Road. This train can take passengers directly to Midtown's Penn Station in about a half an hour. In all, despite Brookville apartments' relative distance to Manhattan, they are not all that isolated. Brookville's residential environment comes at a cost, as most quick errands will have to be done in neighboring Springfield Gardens. With all shops and businesses limited to Conduit Ave or beyond town borders, Brookville can be referred to as a "bedroom community". Bordering Brookville to the west is Springfield Park, located just next door in Springfield Gardens. This greenspace is a good reference to the marshlands that sit along Jamaica Bay, which originally bled into Long Island through a complex mesh of creeks. Springfield Park also houses a few baseball fields, a dog run, playground and tennis courts--all providing nearby open space for children and adults alike. But for the daily runner, few local parks compare to Brookville Park, which sits at Brookville Boulevard to the east. Here, paths wind around a central pond, providing the perfect park atmosphere for residents of Brookville apartments.

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