Three Queens Neighborhoods Make List Of NYC Areas To Watch In 2018

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All eyes on the FlushingElmhurst and Woodside real estate markets in the new year, according to a recent report.

The three Queens locales made real estate site StreetEasy’s roundup of the 10 New York City neighborhoods to watch in 2018. Buyers, renters and sellers should keep their eye out for an increased interest and rising prices in each of these neighborhoods. Continue Reading ›

Forest Hills High School Seniors Go On The March To Mail Their College Applications

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A group of high school seniors in Forest Hills took to the streets on Friday to show their neighbors that they are heading to college.

At the seventh annual College March hosted by NYC Outward Bound, more than 100 soon-to-be graduates from Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School (MELS) in Forest Hills marched from the school to a postal truck to send their college applications. The students were cheered on by family members, school faculty and the junior class, who will participate in the march next year. Continue Reading ›

Forest Hills’ New Paris Baguette Won’t Serve Espresso Thanks To Starbucks

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FOREST HILLS — A RadioShack that closed earlier this year after more than four decades on Continental Avenue will be replaced by the bakery-cafe Paris Baguette in December, but the neighboring Starbucks is blocking the new store from selling certain varieties of coffee, its owners said.

The South Korea-based eatery will launch its new outpost at 107-06 Continental Ave., between Queens Boulevard and Austin Street, sharing the building with vitamin store InVite Health and Starbucks. Continue Reading ›

Nearly $2.4M In Improvements Coming To Glendale Portion Of Forest Park

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An entrance to one of the borough’s biggest parks is getting a multi-million dollar makeover that will bring bike and walking paths, exercise equipment and more to the public space.

Forest Park’s Glendale entrance, located on Myrtle Avenue and Union Turnpike, is currently an under-utilized and easy-to-miss concrete walkway under the Jackie Robinson Parkway overpass. Continue Reading ›

Forest Hills Co-Op Houses Leaves NYCHA

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Ed Koch was already a well-known figure in the city in the early 1970s, having represented parts of Manhatttan in Congress for two terms.

But it was his alliance with community members fighting tooth and nail against a proposed public housing complex at 108-03 62 Drive in Forest Hills that helped make him a household name in Queens. Continue Reading ›


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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 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.