Take A Virtual Tour Of This Beautiful Just Listed Mediterranean Masterpiece In Kew Gardens, Queens, NYC


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This exceptional house gives one a feeling of living in European splendor while only minutes away from the buzz of New York City. Take in the charm of this exquisite home with preserved architectural details sited on a corner hill property in a central Kew Gardens location. Elegant and grand center hall with magnificent one-of-a-kind curving staircase, spacious rooms for entertaining and beautiful vistas from all exposures through the building’s all new windows. Gleaming hardwood floors, high ceilings throughout and four fireplaces enhance the appeal of this truly special residence. Well acclimated with central air.
This spacious home has five bedrooms and 5 and a 1/2 baths, adorned with lovingly maintained original details like crown moldings, wainscoting and a string of classic arched windows in the solarium. The center island, chef’s kitchen is renovated with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Pendant lighting adds a warm touch. The banquet-sized Dining Room is designed to host large gatherings and adjoins the immaculate Kitchen and Breakfast Room overlooking the property’s grounds.
The basement is a wonderful oasis for a guest quarters and recreation room. High beamed ceilings with wood floors, separate bedroom and fully renovated bathroom. A large additional room is outfitted with a big projection screen for your enjoyment finishing off this unique lower level space. Laundry room, separate utility room and large storage room also on this floor.
This hilltop property has commanding views of the mature trees and shrubbery, and offers a surplus of outdoor room for outdoor entertaining with convenience to shops and transportation.
Kew Gardens was laid out as a country getaway for weary city dwellers seeking tranquility from the hustle and bustle of city life. Today, people continue to find the neighborhood of Kew Gardens a welcome respite and enjoy making this their home. Bordered by Forest Park, Kew Gardens’ residents enjoy what many Manhattanites lack, natural forestland and quiet spaces where they can bike, jog or walk year round. Forest Park, which is very well preserved, is the third largest park in Queens with horseback riding and hiking paths as well as playgrounds that are actively used by nearby residents.

Best Queens-Area Pumpkin Patches 2020

Looking for pumpkins, apples and other fun fall activities? Here are some farms within reach of Queens to check out.

Here are some places where you can go pumpkin picking in and near New York City this fall - amNewYork

QUEENS, NY — Not even pumpkin patches are escaping the coronavirus in 2020. The ongoing pandemic has forced some of the region’s most frequented pumpkin patches to adjust hours, regulations and offerings as they head into fall.

But, don’t fear: There are still many pumpkin patches within easy reach of Queens where you can have a fall day out in the countryside.

Below is a list of some of the most popular.

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New Tea House Opens In Forest Hills’ Station Square



Prince Tea House | Online contactless ordering system


FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — Forest Hills residents have a new spot for tea time.

Prince Tea House, which has five locations across New York City, will celebrate the grand opening of its new tea room in Station Square on Oct. 4, according to a Facebook post.

The café marked a soft opening this week.

Menu highlights include several flavors of mille crêpes cake, salads, sandwiches, ice cream and a long list of green, black, oolong, herbal and pu erh teas.

The tea room will be open from noon to 10 p.m. daily at 15 Station Square.

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West Side Tennis Club, the Former Home of US Open in Forest Hills Gardens

Have you heard of the West Side Tennis Club? The millions of fans that watched the U.S. Open finals this past weekend saw an unusual scene at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park — empty stadiums due to the coronavirus pandemic. But only some would have known that the U.S. Open wasn’t always played in Flushing. In fact, for 62 years, the U.S. Open was hosted at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens.

Match in progress at West Side Tennis Club

When the U.S. Open was first held in 1881, then known as the U.S. National Championship for Tennis, it was played at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island and men’s only.. By 1915, talks began about moving the tournament to the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills. Consensus wasn’t quite all there however, as voiced by A.L. Hoskins, Vice President of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association, who told The New York Times in 1915, “The West Side Tennis Club on Long Island is merely a landscape and not a suitable place to hold a national tourney. If it is to be taken from Newport, Philadelphia and Boston deserve to have it sooner than New York. New York probably wants it to commercialize tennis as it has other sports.” Continue Reading ›

New Farm-To-Table Restaurant Opens In Forest Hills

Edge of the City: White Radish's Website and Menu

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — A new farm-to-table restaurant has opened on Ascan Avenue.

White Radish American Kitchen has opened its doors in the space formerly occupied by Jack & Nellie’s, which closed in May after eight years in the neighborhood.

The American restaurant’s menu is “inspired by fresh, farm-to-table ingredients,” according to its website. Offerings include a raw bar with little neck clams, oysters and fresh ceviche and a selection of burgers, meats, seafood and pastas.

The restaurant is open from noon to 10 p.m. every day. It is located at 108-25 Ascan Ave.

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Volunteer Cleanups Return To MacDonald Park In Forest Hills

Historic MacDonald Park, Forest Hills, NY | Michael Perlman | Flickr

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — The Friends of MacDonald Park will go back to its roots Saturday when it hosts its first cleanup event since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, an effort to combat the results of months of neglect.

The “Spruce Up” will run from 10 a.m. to noon, according to a Facebook post. Volunteers will be assigned a section of the park to tend, in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

The Friends of MacDonald Park will provide tools and work gloves, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own supplies, especially rakes and brooms.

Pandemic-related restrictions prompted the volunteer group to stop its weekly waterings and trimmings in the spring. The group’s president, Stephen Melnick, previously told Patch that he presumed the city’s parks department would step in to keep the park in good shape.

But a $84 million budget cut crippled the agency and forced it to nix 1,700 jobs in seasonal maintenance and operations. As a result, the condition of many city parks — already seeing even more use during the pandemic — has suffered.

MacDonald Park is still cleaned daily, but landscaping is only done “as able,” according to a parks department spokesperson.
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