Ridgewood, Queens, an Affordable Alternative

Ridgewood, queens, an affordable alternative

Rebecca Faye, 42, moved to Ridgewood, Queens, seven years ago from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she owns a hair salon, the Hello Beautiful Salon. In her nine years as a resident of Williamsburg, she had to move three times when her landlords sold the buildings she was living in, she said. “It got so busy and crazy with everyone buying everyone else out, I just decided to go.”

Ridgewood does not have as much “hustle and bustle as Williamsburg,” she said. “It’s a little bit more homey.”

“I like the convenience, the train, the grocery stores,” added Ms. Faye, who also noted that more galleries and cafes had opened in Ridgewood since she moved there.

She lives in a three-bedroom duplex with her 11-year-old daughter, paying $2,400 a month in rent. The location is central for both of them: a short drive both to her salon in Williamsburg and to her daughter’s school in Forest Hills, Queens.

“I tell everyone to come to Ridgewood; I always give my spiel,” she said. “It’s a good place to live.” […]

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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