Queens High-End Real Estate Market Is Gaining On Brooklyn


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For years, Brooklyn has been the hottest real estate market in New York City outside of Manhattan, but there are signs that Queens is now outpacing Brooklyn.

Prices in Brooklyn fell in the second quarter of this year, while in Queens, the median luxury sales price increased 4.8 percent to $1.31 million, setting a record, according to Douglas Elliman, a real estate and property management firm. Brooklyn also saw sales volume drop, according to Mansion Global, a website that follows the global real estate market. However, that’s not to say that the Brooklyn real estate market is down as a whole.

“The median sales price in Brooklyn has been rising year after year for five-and-a-half years,” Jonathan Miller, author of Douglas Elliman’s report, told Mansion Global. “This is the first decline since 2012.” Stribling, a real estate brokerage that specializes in high-end sales, said that northwest Brooklyn (including the greater Downtown Brooklyn area) performed best and that it had the borough’s highest median price: $1.16 million.


Courtesy of:  BrooklynDailyEagle.com


We cap off the month of July with A QueensWay Tour, co-led by Friends of the QueensWay and local legend, “Wildman” Steve Brill. On July 28th 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Steve Brill will lead us as we explore one of the best places for foraging.
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The suggested donation is $20/adult, $10/child under 12, on day of. At least 24 hours in advance to reserve a spot on the tour so that we can plan accordingly.


From 28th of july at 9:00 to 28th of july 2018 at 11:00
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Forest Hills Street to be Named for Late Steely Dan Musician

The Forest Hills street where the co-founder of the band Steely Dan grew up will be co-named in his honor.

The corner of 112th Street and 72nd Drive will be co-named “Walter Becker Way” in October.

Becker, who died last September at the age of 67, was a songwriter, guitarist, bassist and record producer for the band.

He was well-regarded both for co-founding “Steely Dan” with partner Donald Fagen and for his later solo work.

Throughout the 1970s, Steely Dan became famous for its unique blend of jazz, pop and R&B, and a cryptic songwriting style. The band had many popular hits, including  “Reelin’ in the Years,” and “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.” Continue Reading ›


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We Look Forward To Seeing Everyone At Our Open Houses This Weekend!!



67 Years Ago In Queens, Althea Gibson Became The First African-American An A U.S. Tennis Tour

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On August 22, 1950, what was then known as the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA) accepted Harlem’s Althea Gibson into their annual championship at Forest Hills, New York (the precursor to the U.S. Open). The spot on the championship roster made Gibson the first African-American athlete to compete in a U.S. national tennis competition, launching a storied career in which she won a whopping 16 Grand Slams, including the 1956 French Open where she became the first person of color to win such a title. Continue Reading ›


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7 Holder Place, Forest Hills Gardens, Forest HillsNew York 11375
EXCLUSIVE LISTING OF TERRACE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY. An artist’s dream home, this exceptional 1920’s detached brick, Tudor styled residence has been modernized with contemporary finishes that contrast well with its vintage charm. Its striking brick and half-timbered façade provides only a hint to the stunning architectural details that await inside. A prominent front entry hall greets you with wide pegged oak floors that flow throughout the entire main level. An abundance of original details includes a splendid sunken Living Room with a heraldry signatured wood burning fireplace, a finely crafted wood enveloped formal Dining Room, an en suite master Bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, custom Kitchen, Euro styled Bathrooms and ornate frieze ceiling moldings that round out the architectural heritage of the home. With 4 Bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half Bathrooms, plus a finished Basement, every square inch of this home is filled with charm and comfort displaying the highest of quality finishes. Generous ceiling heights in the Basement, matched with oversized windows and a corner brick fireplace, transform this lower level space into a second Living Room. Additionally, the home is outfitted with all new energy efficient windows, central air conditioning, a garage and large patio area for relaxation and entertainment. The property is adjacent to a shared private community park and conveniently located nearby all transportation, including the Forest Hills LIRR station and NYC MTA Express E and F subway lines. It is just 15 minutes by rail to midtown Manhattan. Also close by are schools, Austin Street shopping and restaurants, and the West Side Tennis Club, home to the famed Forest Hills Stadium, which offers tennis, pool and dining memberships. Property Sq. Ft.: 4150sf; Interior Sq. Ft.: 2669sf; Taxes: $15,683/yr. approx.; FHG Maint: $1,436/yr. approx.


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94-11 69th Avenue, #205, Forest HillsNew York 11375
Sunny and Spacious walk-up apartment located in a quiet residential neighborhood. Large entry Foyer, Living Room with adjoining eat-in Kitchen (2 entrances), Bedroom with 2 Closets, Bathroom with separate Shower & Tub. Hardwood floors, Laundry In-Unit, Potential to Convert to a 2 Bedroom. Meticulously Maintained building with an Inviting Lobby, Private Garden Area, Community Room, Storage, Bike Room, Pet Friendly and Close to All. Maint: $814/mo. approx


72-18 Kessel Street, Forest HillsNew York 11375
Brand new spectacular 2 Family home sitting on a quiet tree lined street close to shops, train and schools. Sunny first floor unit with two bedrooms, spacious open living area, beautiful kitchen. Bright Fully finished basement with high ceilings, perfect for family room or media center, large separate bonus room, full bath, laundry room, and utilities. Second floor unit : contemporary open high end kitchen, living space, large bedroom, full bath, washer and dryer, walk out large patio, stairs to loft room space. Garage separate building finished with vaulted ceilings, tile flooring, insulation and new windows. Great Space to let your imagination run wild ! Landscapes gated garden and patio area. This special residence has all the bells and whistles including new roof, new windows, new oak floors, new subflooring, central air, recessed lighting, granite kitchens, gated garden and private driveway and so much more. RARELY AVAILABLE! HURRY before it’s gone! Taxes: $9,566/yr. approx.

Want A View Of The 4th Of July Fireworks? Here’s Where To Go

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The day is almost here: The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, which will light up the sky for its 42nd annual spectacle, happens tomorrow. The company has been touting this year’s event as the “largest display since the Millennial Celebration,” with more than 75,000 shells (up from 60,000 last year) launching during a colorful 25-minute display.

The fireworks will launch from seven barges stationed along the East River from 24th to 42nd streets, and the official viewing locations for the event are located at similar points—namely, along the East River in Midtown, the East Village, Long Island City, and north Brooklyn.

But if you don’t want to be squished among the sure-to-be-sweaty crowds at those street-level spots, never fear: We’ve gathered some of the best ways to watch the July 4 fireworks, many of which are located at a safe remove—i.e., on a boat in the East River.

Worried about getting around on Wednesday? Here are the city’s planned street closures and subway changes.

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Guess What Ice Cream Parlor Is Rated Number 12 In The World For 2018?

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for the best ice cream in the world
The jangle of music box melodies blaring from ice cream trucks heralds the start of summer in most parts of the world, but for The Daily Meal, it’s always ice cream season. In 2016, we scooped, spooned, and licked our way around the world to debut the World’s 35 Best Ice Cream Parlors and then went for a second helping in 2017 with World’s 35 Best Ice Cream Parlors, but now we’re back for another installment. We’ve expanded our list to 50 iconic ice cream and gelato makers, and we’re including ice cream parlors as well as scoop shops in the mix, offering up a triple scoop of the best ice creams (and gelatos) around the world.

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