Churches and hotels are the main tenants of this little corner of Queens; I counted half a dozen of each on my last visit. But the hotel that bestows the most blessings—I can't comment on the churches—would have to be the New York City Vista (formerly known as the Nesva). Its prices are consistently lower than its neighbors—and the thoughtful staff promises to beat any internet rate by 10% if you call direct!—and the hotel is buffered from the sound of a nearby above-ground subway by another hotel standing between it and the tracks. Plus rooms are just as pleasant as those of its rivals, with quality beds and non-cookie-cutter contemporary decor (lots of brown with orange patterning, nice wood furnishings). The nearby subway stop is just a two-stop hop from Manhattan.
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New York City Vista
39-12 29th St. (at 39th Ave.), Long Island City, Queens
Our Rating Neighborhood Queens Transportation Subway: N, Q to 39th Ave. Phone 917/745-1000 Prices $89–$140 double. Continental breakfast included Units 36 units Amenities Free Wi-Fi Web site New York City Vista
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