Catamount - I haven't spent much time in Flushing, but wanna familiarize myself with the area before school. I guess I'll have a chance to do that during the Summer Law Institute, though. Maybe we can meet up for dinner or a beer sometime.
Flushing does feel like another world, though. It definitely doesn't feel like NYC. It's so non-urban in so many ways.
MeowMix - Let me know if you need any more tips on apartments, etc. Rutgers-Newark is a good school. (I might transfer there 2L, maybe...). My partner just graduated from Rutgers-Newark in Dec. She passed both NY and NJ bar and is working in a firm. She loves being a lawyer and she really loved Rutgers.
Make sure you get "lava fries" at McGovern's Pub across the street from Rutgers. They're damn good!