9/30/10 - AM New York
By V. L. Hendrickson
City Living: Kew Gardens' taste for Tudor
Photo credit: Lefferts Boulevard is the commercial heart of Kew Gardens (Photo by Marie Claire Andrea)
Out toward the end of the line on the E train in Queens is the sleepy hamlet of Kew Gardens, one of seven planned garden communities built in the first half of the 20th century. With the remaining Tudor-style buildings and eclectic collection of shops and restaurants, the area looks like a college town upstate.
The LIRR, however, gets locals to Penn Station in under 20 minutes and the neighborhood has surprisingly diverse amenities.
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