There’s nothing like a good swim to beat the heat during the dog days of summer. New Yorkers famously flock to the sandy shores of Coney Island, Long Beach, Jones Beach, and the Hamptons when they feel like taking a splash, yet Brooklyn and Long Islandaren’t the only options to consider. Queens has plenty of beaches, public pools, and other venues that offer ample opportunity for a fun-in-the-sun dip, right in the heart of NYC. Here are 10 of the very best places to head out for a swim in Queens throughout the summer season.
Does the (home run) apple fall far from the tree? The New York Mets hope that’s the case with Daniel Alfonzo.
The Mets selected the star infielder of the Bayside High School baseball team — who also happens to be the son of Edgardo Alfonzo, one of the best hitting infielders the Mets ever produced — in the 38th round of this year’s MLB Draft. Continue Reading ›
Teddy Roosevelt’s Visit To Forest Hills Gardens 100 Years After His 1917 American Speech In Station Sq.
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Forest Hills Gardens, and has been the site of numerous social activities since its inception some 100 years ago. In the early years, there were annual Fourth of July celebrations in Station Square, that featured “elaborate patriotic programs, parades, games and even a costume ball. ” These celebrations culminated in a huge Fourth of July gathering in 1917, during which Teddy Roosevelt gave his famed “100% American” speech. Despite the fact that the former president was overwhelmed with about 500 Fourth of July invitations, on July 30, 1817. Continue Reading ›
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EXCLUSIVE OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY JUNE 11TH 12-2 PM / 114-05 UNION TURNPIKE, FOREST HILLS GARDENS , QUEENS, NYC
Forest Hills to Corona
Wednesday, June 14, 6-8 PM
Dominicans, Ecuadorians and Mexicans compete for commercial space in Corona! We end near a choice of latino cuisine . South Americans surround the venerable Little Italy in Corona Heights! Bukharan Jews succeed Russian Jews in Rego Park! Topography stratifies social class! This walk is high in fine-grained diversity. How did it all happen? Meet in front of Ridgewood Savings Bank (Queens Blvd/108 St) E,F,M,R to 71 Ave/Continental Ave. Fee $20 payable at start of tour. Maximum of 30 participants. Please register/query at firstname.lastname@example.org Continue Reading ›
FULLY RENOVATED GARDENS TUDOR
Old world charm converges with modern functionality in this bright, open and newly renovated Tudor that has the look and feel of a detached house, and is part of a fine collection of architecturally distinguished semi-detached homes in Forest Hills Gardens. Features include an eye-catching contemporary designed chef’s kitchen, open to the living and dining areas and perfect for entertaining, with custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, vented kitchen hood and counter seating. For energy efficiency, quiet and comfort, 24 new, high-end Marvin windows with specialized sound-resistant laminated glass encase the home, while a 5 zone split ductless Mitsubishi air conditioning system cools the entire house. Additional features include a grand wood burning fireplace in the living room, recessed lighting, abundant closets and storage spaces, a one car garage and ample parking. A private, green backyard overlooks tranquil Whitson Street, while the front-yard is graciously setback. The first floor consists of an enclosed entry foyer, a wide open floor plan with living room, dining room and kitchen, plus a half bath and back mudroom. The second floor has a spacious master bedroom, 2 additional full-sized bedrooms and 1 full bath. The private 3rd floor has a large bedroom with adjoining office/nursery and full bath, which is perfect for a master suite, but can also be used as a guest/in-law suite or work space. Newly refinished basement includes a separate laundry room, half bath and storage. Original wood floors add warmth to this charming residence. Convenient to all transportation and shops. Taxes: $9,000/yr. approx. FHG Maint: $850/yr. approx.