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Is the area of our hotel safe

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Is the area of our hotel safe

We won a 3 night trip to NY and the hotel is by La Guardia airport. The Ramada Plaza now the Holiday Inn, near Shea Stadium. 37-10 114th St Corona NY 11368. We will be going to typical highlights of NY, Times Square, Central Park, Empire States bldg, etc. I looked at a review for this hotel and one person said risky area. It is 4 blocks from subway and we would be walking that 4 blocks late at night. Want to know if anyone is familiar with this area. Is it safe?

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1. Re: Is the area of our hotel safe

You won a trip to NYC and they gave you a hotel at La Guardia?

Am I reading that correctly? If so that is a very poor prize. Can you pay some to get a hotel that is actually in Manhattan, or just closer to decent transity links?

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2. Re: Is the area of our hotel safe

Second prize is a four-night stay!

Seriously, there's nothing wrong with the neighborhood. It's pretty middle class. It's kind of out there, however, so you'll have a pretty long subway ride into Manhattan. One thing it does have going for it is that in a couple of stops the 7 train takes you to Main Street, which must be at least one of your dinner destinations.

Edited: 07 August 2012, 18:43
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It does look like there is a Subway stop a few blocks away, could be way worse, it could actually be at La GUardia.

Eric, pretty funny!

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5. Re: Is the area of our hotel safe

Shea Stadium No longer Exists. its CITIFIELD!!!!!

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'Citifield' and pretty close to the wonderful Flushing Meadows Corona park and the Queens Museum

I love that neighbourhood and it will be less than 30 mins to Manhattan, which sounds like a great prize to me ^_^

maybe you can fit in the Louis Armstrong house as well

Edited: 07 August 2012, 19:30
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7. Re: Is the area of our hotel safe

Thanks everyone. When you see "risky" and you are walking at midnight in an area you don't know it gives one concern, that is all.

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8. Re: Is the area of our hotel safe

why is Main St a dinner destination?

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9. Re: Is the area of our hotel safe

Probably a lot of restaurants or something.

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10. Re: Is the area of our hotel safe

Oh right, here I am. The area is fine. You aren't in an attractive location; the hotel is hard by a highway and the subway viaduct over Roosevelt Avenue isn't exactly scenic, but you aren't in any physical danger.

There are several attractions and places to eat within walking distance!

* If you have a child, you're a 10-minute walk from the NY science museum and the Queens Zoo. The science museum is a great rainy-day attraction for children up to age 12, with a wide range of interactive exhibits and lots of places to run around. The zoo is a small and friendly one, with a historic carousel and a petting zoo.

* Tortilleria Nixtamal, at 47th Avenue and 104th Street, is one of the city's best (unpretentious) Mexican restaurants. They make the tortillas on site and, in fact, many of the tortillas sold at other restaurants are Nixtamal tortillas. Nixtamal is just around the corner from Leo's (46th and 104th), a real old-school traditional Italian restaurant and deli beloved by Mets fans, the kind of place you don't get in Little Italy any more, and also near the Lemon Ice King of Corona at 52nd and 108th, a local legend with more than 35 flavors of Italian ices.

* Take the 7 train two stops into Flushing for a lot of the city's best Chinese and Korean food. For a low-commitment trial, just stop into one of the food courts like New World Mall or Flushing Mall, which are big spaces surrounded by small vendors you can pick and choose from. For a sit-down meal, I prefer Spicy and Tasty at 39th and Prince Streets.

* Jackson Heights, which is five stops towards Manhattan on the 7, is known for Indian, Tibetan, Argentinian, Colombian and Peruvian food. I can supply specifics if you're interested in any of those cuisines. As you proceed towards Manhattan on the 7 you pass Filipino food (69th Street stop), Irish pubs (61st Street stop) and more.