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Briarwood, NY

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Briarwood is sometimes confused for being its own independent city, but it is actually a neighborhood inside of the Queens borough of New York City. Briarwood can be found a bit northwest of the neighborhood of Jamaica, and it has a large and diverse community of many different ethnic groups. As of the year 2000, the population is 53,877 people, but the area is generally considered to have grown since the last official tally.

Briarwood Apartments


88-25 153rd Street
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1


87-50 167th Street
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1


The Opal
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


$1725 Two bedroom in Jamaica-186-05 Hillside Ave.
Beds: 2
Baths: 2


$4995 Four bedroom in New York City-244 64th St
Beds: 4
Baths: 2


$1650 One bedroom in Forest Hills-Forest Hills
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

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Getting Around in Briarwood, NY

As a New York City borough, most of the Briarwood residents get around by use of the subway. Cars are used, but in general the New York City traffic can stifle commutes and make even small trips lengthy. Briarwood is serviced by the IND Queens Boulevard Line which uses the Briarwood-Van Wyck Boulevard station. Other ways of getting around in the community include using the extensive cab services offered by New York City.

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Queens Library at Briarwood

<p>Briarwood is a Queens Library location stationed in the neighborhood, which also serves as a sort of community center for children. The Queens Library at Briarwood is open 4 days a week, and it offers various classes for children and adults alike. Not all of these classes are related to reading and writing, and some even involve legal seminars and aerobic exercises. On other nights, the library plays movies for children along with feeding them deserts such as ice cream and cookies. The preschool sing-a-longs are especially popular.</p>

Myanmar Baptist Church Fun Fair

<p>The Myanmar Baptist Church Fun Fair comes to town the second week of August every year. During that time, the place gets festive, and tents set up shop behind the Myanmar Baptist Church, where raffles are sold along with exotic dishes such as Burmese food. These are plenty of different foods to choose from, including Malaysian Roti and Fried Paratha. There are also live bands with festive music and singers, which makes the entire occasion one to remember. The entire community often gathers for this event, as the large varieties of food and music are quite enchanting.</p>

Briarwood Ð Van Wyck Boulevard

<p>The Briarwood Ð Van Wyck Boulevard station is the primary method of transportation for most residents living in the neighborhood. ItÕs located at the intersection of the Van Wyck Expressway and 84th, and it runs multiple trains that are in session during rush hours and late hours alike. One interesting fact about the station is that it has a history in pop culture. In Eddie MurphyÕs hit movie Coming to America, the station was featured as a place where MurphyÕs character, Akeem, frequented during his trips throughout New York City.</p>