QUEENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PS 144 EXPANDING

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Work has officially started on the long-awaited expansion of a Forest Hills public school.

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined education officials and architects last week at P.S. 144 (the Colonel Jeromus Remsen School) for a ground-breaking ceremony launching the $52.4 million project that will create a four-story addition with 26 new classrooms and a new entrance lobby, among other amenities. Continue Reading ›

THE FOREST HILLS STADIUM TO BECOME A WINTER WONDERLAND??? MAYBE SO

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The Forest Hills Stadium goes silent every October as the final guitar chords from the year’s last concert fade into the autumn air, not to be heard again until the following spring.

And while New York winters aren’t exactly conducive to outdoor musical performances, that doesn’t mean the neighborhood stadium that hosts them has to go dormant with the falling of the temperatures.

Venue promoter Mike Luba, the co-founder of Madison House Presents, said in a Tuesday interview his company is looking into making the stadium a year-round attraction starting in 2018 with the addition of some winter-themed events. Continue Reading ›

Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant To Open Second Location In Forest Hills

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FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — A Manhattan-based restaurant will soon be serving up its traditional Cuban fare from a second location in Forest Hills.

Guantanamera will be opening its second location at 110-80 Queens Blvd. on Dec. 8, a restaurant manager confirmed to Patch. It will replace The Family Restaurant, a longtime Forest Hills eatery that closed in April 2016.

The Latin Cuban restaurant first opened at 939 Eight Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen on July 4, 2005. It’s known for serving up traditional Cuban dishes and “magnificent” mojitos with live Cuban music playing in the background – all with complimentary hand-rolled cigars.

The restaurant, named Guantanamera after the the popular Cuban love song, will bring its original menu to the new location in Forest Hills. It features authentic Cuban dishes like the Bistec De Palomilla – a traditional thin Cuban steak with sautéed onions – and the Masitas De Puerco El Cochinito – seasoned pork sautéed to a crisp and served with congri.

Guantanamera is still looking for bussers, waiters, waitresses and bartenders to staff its Forest Hills restaurant, according to a sign posted on the new restaurant’s door. Those interested can call 347-339-7036 or bring a resume to the new location.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY DECEMBER 3RD 2-4 PM / 67-109 DARTMOUTH STREET, FOREST HILLS, QUEENS, NYC

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“BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED TOWNHOUSE”

67-109 Dartmouth Street, Forest Hills, New York

This beautifully renovated townhouse is a perfect blend of comfort and design. Enter into a large sunlit living room with an open layout to the Dining area and skillfully designed Kitchen. The back door opens to a large private garden ideal for barbecues and entertaining. The 2nd floor has three ample sized rooms and a renovated full bath. The remodeled Basement is a collaboration of a family area and additional room which can be used as an office along with a modern full bath, laundry space and utility room. This fully renovated home with its sleek design is a reflection of beauty, with hardwood floors, ample closets and storage, upgraded electric, & plumbing, ductless A/C, and renovated baths and kitchen, It is conveniently positioned only minutes from shopping and express bus and subway to Manhattan.

Property Size: 1,800 sq. ft. approx. Interior Sq. Footage: 1,836 sq. ft. approx. Taxes: $5,937/yr. approx.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY DECEMBER 3RD 1-3 PM / 99-07 ASCAN AVENUE, FOREST HILLS, QUEENS, NYC

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“TWO FAMILY TOWNHOUSE”

99-07 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills, New York

Rarely available attached 2 Family Brick Townhouse located on tree lined Ascan Avenue. Offering over 2,500 square feet of living space, the home is renovated in a modern, clean, open style by Award Winning Architects. Features include beautiful hardwood floors, renovated kitchens and baths, new electric, plumbing, new burner, boiler, and brick repointing. All utilities are separate for both apartments.

A) Duplex (1st and 2nd Floor) with Finished Basement, approx 1900 sq. ft., plus Backyard and Garage:

1st Floor:
Open plan Living Room and Dining Room, with French Doors leading to a backyard. Kitchen, with Maple Cabinets, Granite Countertops and Stainless Steel Appliances. Approx 630 sq feet.

2nd Floor:
2 Large Bedrooms and Full Bathroom. Approx 630 sq feet.

Basement:
Finished Studio/Office/Rec Room, Full Bathroom, Storage, Washer, Dryer, Utilities Room. Has a separate entrance in front. Approx 630 sq feet.

Backyard:
Nice seating area with an electric retractable awning, trees, plants, BBQ.

One car garage:

B) Apartment (3rd Floor), approx 630 sq feet

3rd Floor:
Bright, Clean, Living Room with Skylight, Eat in Kitchen, 1 Bedroom, 1 Study, 1 Bath. Wood Floors. Lots of windows and light

This very desirable location is immediate to Forest Hills Gardens in one of the best school districts in New York City. Zoned for PS 101, it is a short distance to shopping, restaurants and movies on Austin Street and Metropolitan Avenue andto transportation by LIRR and express subway at 71st/Continental Avenue. Property Size: 1,800 sq. ft. approx. Interior Sq. Footage: 2,448 sq. ft. approx. Taxes: $8,523/yr. approx.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY DECEMBER 3RD 12:30 – 2:30 PM / 147 WHITSON STREET, FOREST HILLS, QUEENS, NYC

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“CLASSIC FOREST HILLS GARDENS DETACHED BRICK & STUCCO TUDOR”

147 Whitson Street, Forest Hills Gardens, Forest Hills, New York

This spacious six Bedroom, five and a half bath home is in completely renovated, move in condition. Located on a quiet Forest Hills Gardens street, it radiates with charm and elegance. The Living Room is indeed grand sized and with the formal Dining Room, can accommodate more than fifty people at a gathering. The interior is classic and has fine quality finishes and high-end renovations. There is a hand carved wooden wood burning fireplace in the Living Room and many other original architectural details. With its lovely palette of decorator inspired paint colors the home is designed to true perfection throughout its three main floors and lower level. The Master Bedroom suite on the second floor is exquisite and has an enormous walk in closet, and an en suite spa Bath. The two additional Bedrooms on the second floor each have their own private Baths. The third floor has three Bedrooms and one full Bath. In addition to the more than 3,600 interior square feet of the main floors, there is a huge finished lower level with its own Recreation Room, full Bathroom, storage area, laundry room and sauna. Surrounding the home there are three separate private outdoor entertainment spaces in addition to a lovely patio which is accessed through French doors from the library. There is also a private driveway and an attached one car garage. 1st FL: Entry foyer leading to large living room, formal dining room, kitchen, library, powder room, and a doorway leading to garage. 2nd FL: Master Bedroom suite with walk in closet room and en suite spa Bath, plus two additional Bedrooms with their own private Baths. 3rd FL: Large landing with area for a playroom or office, plus three Bedrooms, and one full Bath. Basement: Full finished with Recreation Room, Exercise Room, full Bathroom and sauna. Property Size: 4,750 sq. ft. approx. Interior Sq. Footage: 3,658 sq. ft. approx. Taxes: $14,316/yr. approx. FHG Maint: $1,398/yr. approx.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY DECEMBER 3RD 12-2 PM / 71-44 NANSEN STREET, FOREST HILLS QUEENS, NYC

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“TRENDY TWO FAMILY”

71-44 Nansen Street, Forest Hills, New York

Be the first to live in this new spectacular 2 Family home sitting on a quiet tree lined street 14 minutes from the train. Sunny first floor unit with two bedrooms and two marble en suite bathrooms. Open first floor plan with vaulted ceiling, skylights, wood beams, sliding barn doors, chefs kitchen, exposed brick, high end appliances, first floor washer/dryer, and new oak hardwood plank floors. French door to private garden area, living room and step down dining room, full finished basement perfect for family room and long gated driveway can fit three cars. Second floor unit : contemporary open high end kitchen, living space, walk out large patio, vaulted ceiling bedroom, stunning bathroom and sliding barn door, stairs to third floor loft with two large closets, skylight, exposed beams, full bath with ceiling rain shower, mosaic white marble flooring. Full size washer/dryer, exposed brick, custom closets and custom shutters.
This special residence has all the bells and whistles including new roof, white interior shutters, bay window, new oak floors, new sub-flooring, two zone central air, recessed lighting, high end chandeliers, new doors and hardware, shaker cabinets, marble mosaics, gated garden and private driveway and so much more. RARELY AVAILABLE ! HURRY before it’s gone! Property Size: 2,620 sq. ft. approx. (30’x87.33′) Interior Sq. Footage: 2,336 sq. ft. approx. Taxes: $7,479/yr. approx.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY DECEMBER 3RD 12-2 PM / 51 WENDOVER ROAD, FOREST HILLS QUEENS, NYC

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“DETACHED HOME IN TRANQUIL GARDENS SETTING”

51 Wendover Road, Forest Hills Gardens, Forest Hills, New York

Fully detached home in desirable Forest Hills Gardens! This home sits on a generously sized lot in a wonderful NYC neighborhood. This stucco home with red tile roof offers 4 Bedrooms, 3 full Bathrooms and 2 half Baths, plus Basement and a 2 car detached garage. 1st FL: Living Room, Formal Dining Room, Eat-in Kitchen, half Bath. 2nd FL: Master Bedroom with full Bath, 1 additional Bedroom with hallway Bath. 3rd FL: 2 Bedrooms and half Bath. Basement: Renovated, with full Bath & Laundry. Taxes: $11,460/yr. approx. FHG $1,613/yr. approx.