When I first visited Middle Village I thought that I wasn't in the city anymore. It is such a beautiful, authentic area. All homes are clean and well groomed, people are friendly and the Juniper park, ohh the Juniper Park such a heaven on earth. It is a very green area and the air smells like you are up in the mountains and yet you are 30min from midtown. There is lack of hip places but I think it is a matter of time that there will be such options. The authentic restaurants and great food shopping options make up for the lack of hip.