THE TOP 10 SECRETS OF FOREST HILLS, QUEENS

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With over 88,000 residents, a unique historical legacy, classic old-time restaurants, and copious pop culture references, Forest Hills, Queens offers a lot to discover. As visitors walk down its vast avenues and quaint side streets, they are struck by the area’s breathtaking architecture. While beautiful on the outside, the neighborhood also has much hidden beneath its surface ready for discovery. Read to learn more about what makes Forest Hills such an integral and fascinating neighborhood in Queens.

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JUST IN!! Sotheby’s International Realty : Named Best Website In 25th Annual Webby Awards

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NEW YORKMay 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that sothebysrealty.com has been named the Best Real Estate Website in the People’s Choice Category in the 25th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. Continue Reading ›

Forest Hills Ranks #1 Area To Raise A Family

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For the average New Yorker, finding a home is a careful calculation of price, location, square footage, amenities, and so on—usually in that order.

With a low budget, the search for a great apartment to rent in Brooklyn and Manhattan’s hip neighborhoods can be soul-crushing work.

This is partly because not as many renters are setting their sites North and East.

Neighboring underdog Queens sports several neighborhoods with all the vibrant energy of Manhattan for half the price.

Queens is densely populated, uniquely diverse and has an amazing array of local bars, restaurants, and cultural outings all walking distance from its historic pre-war houses and spacious apartments.

Queens has some of the best up-and-coming and affordable neighborhoods to check out if you’re in the market for new digs this new decade.

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KEW GARDENS HIGH SCHOOL NAMED BEST IN NEW YORK STATE

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KEW GARDENS, QUEENS — A Kew Gardens high school has been named the best in New York State, and the 12th best nationally, according to a new ranking by U.S. News and World Report.

The annual report, which compares high schools at the national, state, and local level, ranked Townsend Harris High School first in the New York list of best high schools, and 12th best nationally.

The high school was one of two in Queens to make it to New York’s top 10, which was entirely made up of New York City public schools. Queens High School for the Sciences at York College in Jamaica ranked number four on the state list, and 30th nationally.

The Baccalaureate School for Global Education in Long Island City also made it on the national top 100 list, according to the report.

Here’s a list of the top 10 schools in New York:

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AJR Choose Forest Hills Stadium As Their Only NYC Tour Stop In 2022

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AJR are slated to perform at Forest Hills Stadium on the evening of May 21, 2022.

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — The only New York City venue on AJR’s upcoming 2022 tour is Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, the group announced on Sunday.

The indie pop trio’s OK ORCHESTRA Tour will run from April 28 to June 21, with over 25 stops around the country, including one performance on the evening of May 21 in Queens, according to the schedule on their website.

This will be AJR’s first multi-venue tour since 2019, after the group cancelled two tours in 2020 amid the pandemic.

“Due to everything going on, we aren’t able to move forward with the upcoming tours. We’re bummed, but it’s more important to us that you guys are safe,” they Tweeted in May of last year.

The OK ORCHESTRA Tour, named after AJR’s 2021 album by the same name, will feature completely new material, including their highest-ever charting song, “Bang!,” which reached the Billboard Hot 100’s eighth spot in January of this year.

Their stop in New York will be a return home for AJR — a trio of brothers who got their start performing in Washington Square Park and recording music in their New York City apartment, according to ABC News.

Their band name stands for the first initial of each of their names — Adam, Jack, and Ryan Met.

Coincidentally, the day that AJR announced their upcoming tour, mayoral candidate Andrew Yang took to Twitter to admit that the band wrote four of his favorite songs.

Pre-sale tickets for the OK ORCHESTRA Tour at Forest Hills Stadium are currently on sale today through 10 p.m. EST — you just have to text 917-809-7739 for access to the promo code, according to their Instagram — and tickets will open to the general public at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Friday April 16.

Get more information about tickets here.

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Number Of Residents Who Left Forest Hills Has Doubled In 2020: Study

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Over 150,000 people moved out of Queens in 2020, a 10 percent increase from the year before

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — Nearly two times the amount of people moved out of Forest Hills in 2020 compared to 2019, according to a new study by the global real estate firm CBRE.

The study, which looked at 29 million change-of-address requests filed with the U.S. Postal Service last year provided ZIP code-based insights into which neighborhoods across the country saw the most people leave — and where those residents relocated to.

New York City was already shrinking before 2020, and once it became a national epicenter of the pandemic residents began to flee in droves — more people moved out of New York City than almost any other city in the U.S. last year, second only to San Francisco, the study found.

Many of those who moved headed to Sun Belt cities like Austin and Charlotte, which gained new residents according to the study.

Over 150,000 people moved out of Queens in 2020, a 10 percent increase from the year before, the study found. (However, the study doesn’t include ZIP codes with fewer than 10,000 individuals, so data is missing from some of the borough’s neighborhoods.)

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