I have a spare room and my roommate rents her room out when she is out of town. My place is close to J and M subway lines. It's less than 15 minutes to Manhattan and the J connects to the JFK airport train line. There are large murals and 3 nice, big old churches in the neighborhood. I have a few favorite bars and restaurants within 10 minutes walk with some nicer places 15-20 minutes away.