It's Bayside's turn to be profiled in AM-NY. It's a shame they got a lot of it wrong, because they made the mistake of getting the "feel" of the nabe by talking to a realtor:
"...there is access to every single expressway and highway in the area. It's like the hub of Queens." "For people who need to be close to Manhattan but can't afford Manhattan rents, it's a great neighborhood," he said.
Close? Not exactly. Pretty crappy transportation as well. Even if you wanted to pay the extra $ to ride the LIRR, good luck squeezing on at Bayside.
City Living: Bayside
At least they talked to a long-time resident and got this part right:
There's a rich history in the old Bayside that is disappearing. McMansions or "parachute mansions" are dropping in out of the sky where smaller places are, and they take away the yards.
Photo from AM-NY.com