Queens was named after the setting of the area which
is wooded and filled with briars. Briarwood,
was sought to be developed by the Briarwood
Land Company which could not afford to develop the
land, and sold the land off to action. Later,
Briarwood's land was constructed with housing
complexes with the intention of housing UN diplomats,
however, there were very few that actually lived there.
Today, Briarwood is essentially residential with a
few commercial and shopping areas on Queens
Boulevard and on Union Turnpike.
is home to a middle class
community, in which is many nationalities,
and ethnic groups reside.
mostly consist of one and two-family homes, garden
complexes and a few large apartment buildings.
General rents in the area include studio from $650-$800,
one bedroom from $800-$1000, and two bedrooms from
you can catch the New York City subway's "F" train
which can have you in Midtown in 45 minutes or downtown
in 40 minutes. You can also catch the Long
Island Rail Road at nearby Kew Gardens station which
can have you in Penn Station in just under 30 minutes.