My place is 2 blocks from the N/W Astoria Blvd stop and only 20 mins into Mid-town. The apartment is on the first floor so no lugging suitcases up flights of stairs. It's also only a 10-15 min cab ride to LGA. There are bars, grocery stores, delis, taxis and everything you could want near by in this quiet, safe neighborhood. This is a prewar building that comes with a certain old charm in itself. I will be in the apartment with you and give you any advise or pointers you may need for the city.