A Basquiat Sells For ‘Mind-Blowing’ $110.5 Million At Sotheby’s Auction House

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Joining the rarefied $100 million-plus club in a salesroom punctuated by periodic gasps from the crowd, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s powerful 1982 painting of a skull brought $110.5 million at Sotheby’s, to become the sixth most expensive work ever sold at auction. Only 10 other works have broken the $100 million mark. Continue Reading ›

Xx TO KICK OFF THE CONCERT SEASON AT THE FOREST HILLS STADIUM MAY 19-20TH

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ABOUT THE XX

In March 2014, The xx took their advanced pop experiment in fortified introspection to its most cripplingly self-conscious conclusion. At Manhattan’s Park Avenue Armory Drill Hall they played a succession of dates that The New York Times headlined ‘The Rock Show, Inverted.’ Playing to an audience of just 45 people at each of the twenty five shows over ten days, Romy Madly Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith had to bow their heads in penance to avoid looking square in the eyes the effect of their music, at that moment gridlocked in a beautiful communion of the inner life of shy people.

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BROKERS OPEN HOUSE – SUNDAY MAY 21ST 1-3 PM

Holiday greeting
Forest Hills Gardens Open House

A CO-BROKE OPPORTUNITY

“A HOME FOR ALL SEASONS”

We Invite You and Your Prospective Buyers to an Open House

in Forest Hills Gardens, NYC
Sunday, May 21st

1:00PM to 3:00PM

229 Greenway South, Forest Hills Gardens, NY

RSVP: Tara.Hof@TerraceSothebysRealty.com

CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL LISTING

Terrace Sotheby's International Realty
16 Station Square,
Forest Hills, New York 11375
Phone: 718.268.1045  Fax:718.268.4823
Website: http://www.foresthillsrealestate.com

Anthony Bourdain Will Eat His Way Through Queens In Sunday’s Episode Of ‘Parts Unknown’

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Anthony Bourdain visits Queens in the latest episode of “Parts Unknown.”

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WHAT’S IT LIKE TO LIVE ON ONE OF NYC’S SECRET GARDENS

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When Central Park gets crowded, wouldn’t it be lovely to retreat to a quiet stretch of green that few know about and even fewer can access? Take Sutton Square, a bucolic expanse along the East River surrounded by 18 townhouses in an L shape along Sutton Place and Sutton Square (a continuation of East 58th Street). Continue Reading ›

NEW EXCLUSIVE LISTING / 11 MARKWOOD ROAD FOREST HILLS GARDENS, QUEENS, NYC

Forest Hills Queens New York Real Estate
“STORYBOOK HOUSE IN IDYLLIC LOCATION”
11 Markwood Road, Forest Hills Gardens
Enjoy incredible direct views of Forest Hills Gardens private park from this idyllic hillside home. Lush gardens surround this one of a kind dwelling which boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 baths, separate guest quarters with full bath and totally private entrance. Charm abounds in this lovely example of unique architecture with its beautiful hardwood floors, original historic details and an unmatched Gardens location. 1st FL: Center hall entrance, Living Room with wood burning fireplace, unique Sun-Room with windows galore, formal Dining Room, updated Kitchen. 2nd FL: Large master Bedroom with park views, another good-sized Bedroom and small Bedroom perfect for a child. Basement: Large unfinished space, Laundry Room plus full Bath.

 

EXCLUSIVE OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MAY 7TH 11-1:30 PM / 72-14 KESSEL STREET, FOREST HILLS QUEENS, NYC

“UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES”
72-14 Kessel Street, Forest Hills, New York
This spacious home delivers on location and space. A solid home with unlimited possibilities to design your dream home. Large entrance porch with half Bath, open Living and Dining Room, separate Kitchen with access to spacious backyard and detached garage. Second floor has a full Bath and three generous rooms with lots of closets. A staircase leads to a rare large third level loft room. An unfinished basement with high ceilings and lots of window waiting for you to create the perfect lounge area. Great opportunities don’t last ! Property Size: 2,942 sq. ft. approx. Bldg Size: 1,381 sq. ft. approx. Taxes: $6,088/yr. approx.

EXCLUSIVE OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MAY 7TH 11-1 PM / 78 DARTMOUTH STREET, FOREST HILLS QUEENS, NYC

“COMBINING HISTORIC CHARM WITH UPSCALE CONTEMPORARY AMENITIES”
78 Dartmouth Street, Forest Hills Gardens, Forest Hills, New York
Move right into a beautiful detached Tudor home. This amazing 4,765 approx. sq. ft. property has 6 bedrooms & 4 full plus 1 half bathroom. The house is spacious and sun drenched, nestled in the heart of historic Forest Hills Gardens. It is fully restored and renovated on the interior and exterior while preserving its historical charm and cradling modern comforts. Improvements include a new roof, new Pella windows and French doors, night vision security cameras, heated tile floors in all bathrooms and basement, new wood floors and staircases and beautifully restored wide dark wood moldings throughout home. The basement has a wet bar, sauna, steam room and laundry room. The house has lovely front landscaping and spacious back yard with a new sprinkler system. While conveniently located just 2 blocks from the LIRR and 3 blocks from the subway, the home is set on a private quiet street nearby to a private tennis club hosting pristine grass and clay courts, a swimming pool and elegant indoor and outdoor dining. With excellent schools providing a Gifted and Talented program, it is close to all major shopping and 25 minutes from mid-town by public transportation. The first floor features a large kitchen perfect for entertaining with Brazilian granite countertops and natural slate floors and access to the back and side porch and rear garden. The kitchen adjoins an airy sunroom that can be used as a study or playroom. The large Dining Room is connected to a sophisticated Living Room with a fireplace and French doors. Additionally there is a half Bath on the first floor. On the second floor is a large Master Bedroom with elegant Master Bath and two additional Bedrooms with a fully renovated hall Bath. On the third floor are 2 bright Bedrooms and a full Bath. A floating wooden staircase leads to the fully renovated 1400 sq. ft. Basement with heated tiled floors, a wet bar and kitchen with Italian cabinetry and marble countertops. Natural Jerusalem stone is inlaid into several of the walls for a striking effect. This lower family and entertainment area is home to the sought-after Infrared sauna, providing myriad health benefits, it is surrounded by stone, includes a sound system and is built for 4 people. The infrared sauna is across from a very large steam room with power jets that doubles as a shower. There is ample space for a gym with mirrors already laid into the walls. Additionally there is a large and bright laundry room with white marble tiles and 2 windows and a newly renovated Bath. Property Size: 6,387 sq. ft. approx. Bldg Size: 4,765 sq. ft. approx. Taxes: $11,844/ yr. approx. FHG $1,641/ yr. approx.

EXCLUSIVE OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MAY 7TH 1-4 PM / 208 BURNS STREET, FOREST HILLS QUEENS, NYC

“GARDENS TWO FAMILY WITH PARK VIEWS”
208 Burns Street, Forest Hills, New York
Set overlooking Hawthorne Park, this large, beautifully renovated 4 story, two family home is conveniently located in Forest Hills Gardens close to schools, Austin Street shopping, express subway and LIRR to midtown Manhattan. The recently renovated lower triplex includes the 1st & 2nd floors plus finished basement, laundry area and access to a two car garage. It features new hardwood floors, large Living Room with fireplace, separate Dining Room, open concept Kitchen, powder room and doors to a large private terrace. The second floor includes 3 bedrooms and a hall bath. The upper duplex includes a large Living Room with fireplace, formal Dining Room, newly renovated Kitchen plus a Master Bedroom, 2 additional Bedrooms, and a hall Bath on the top floor. Property Size: 2,095 sq. ft. approx. Bldg Size: 3,280 sq. ft. approx. Taxes: $9,880/yr. approx. FHG Maint: $600/yr. approx.

EXCLUSIVE OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MAY 7TH 1-3 PM / 69-48 GROTON STREET, FOREST HILLS QUEENS, NYC

“TIMELESS CLASSIC BRICK HOME”
69-48 Groton Street, Forest Hills, New York
 This classic 5 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath detached Brick home has been designed both inside & out with decorative detailing that is rarely found in homes today. The exterior Brick is punctuated by fieldstone appointments, stained glass windows with a signature palladium window gracing the front of the home. Inside is a step down Living Room with fireplace & wood beamed ceiling, an eat-in Kitchen overlooking the garden, a formal Dining Room and 1st floor Powder Room. The floor design is delightfully creative with stairs rising to the 2nd & 3rd floors and 5 Bedrooms including a large Master Bedroom.
Property Size: 3,500 sq. ft. approx. Bldg Size: 3,051sq. ft. approx. Taxes: $9,670/yr. approx.