Month: October 2021
Meet Our Newest Team Member.. David Cornejo!
The Forest Hills community has undoubtedly influenced and impacted the course of my life. Since moving to the Forest Hills Gardens in 1998, I have built and fostered relationships with many members of the local community. My family has been engaged with the Forest Hills community since 1990 with the establishment of our family business, 5 Burro Cafe – a local Mexican restaurant. Through my years of working at the restaurant with my family, I have truly come to understand the importance of community, philanthropy, and getting the job done with integrity.
In 2013, I attended Michigan State University and was a student in their Eli Broad School of Business. Although my visits back home were seldom, being back in the community was comforting and a great reminder as to how fortunate I was to grow up in such a beautiful community. MSU provided me with an incredible education, and an even more profound network. To this day, I continuedly communicate with former peers and friends, and contribute annually to my Program as an alumnus. Living in the Midwest for that period of time made me greatly appreciate my roots in New York and specifically Forest Hills. The wide range of cultures, cuisines, and architecture is unmatched.
Since graduating in 2017, I have made it a priority to travel around the world and enjoy all that life has to offer. I competitively trained Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in San Diego, California, from 2017-2019 while at the same time working for the US Navy. In 2019, I took the trip of a lifetime to South America, to immerse myself in a culture that I was part of , however, I had known nothing about. For 4 months I bounced around South America, beginning in Argentina, visiting family in Chile, then making my way to Uruguay, Peru, and ultimately Brazil. To me, nothing is more rewarding than learning about different cultures and viewing how other people live their lives. I am so fortunate to have been raised by a culturally diverse family- my mother, a Jewish second generation New Yorker, and my father a Chilean born immigrant, with a dream of coming to New York to make a life for himself and his family.
Finally, this experience and diversity has allowed me interact with people from all around the world. I now speak 3 languages conversationally – English, Spanish, and Hebrew. Also, my time spent in Brazil has ignited a desire in me to learn Portuguese, so I have been practicing since my return. Some
of my favorite hobbies include, eating delicious meals, staying physically active through sports and martial arts, listening to podcasts, and laughing with friends and family.
Top Picks For Pumpkin Picking in NYC!!
1. Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main St., Flushing, Queens
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Hours: Oct. 16-31, Saturday-Sunday, 8am-6pm
Admission: $10; $12 children ages 4 and older, which includes a pumpkin and activity kit; free for kids younger than 4
If you’re looking for the perfect fall photo op, you’ll find it at QBG this fall. Ticket fee includes admission to both the pumpkin patch and the garden, so you will have plenty of chances to snap the perfect autumn shot. Kids can also meet and take pictures with costumed nature creatures roaming the farm. For adults 21 and older, available are harvest and pumpkin-themed beers and ciders for purchase.
Why we love it: Can’t decide on the perfect pumpkin? Get them all! Extra pumpkins are just $6 each. Continue Reading ›
Forest Hills Voted One Of The Top 8 Most Beautiful Neighborhoods To Live In…In NYC!
New York City has many unique and picturesque neighborhoods. Find out which eight are among the most beautiful from all five boroughs and what makes them so special.
There is a reason people want to live in New York City.
Despite the crowds, high rent, and broken subways, the city’s beauty, whether it’s obvious or tucked away, keeps everyone coming back.
A lot of things make New York beautiful.
It’s the architecture, from pre-war tenements to lush mansions. It’s the tree-lined side streets to the tree-lined Avenues.
There’s Brooklyn with its blocks of multi-colored row houses, beautiful parks, cozy streets, and amazing skyline views
The Bronx has picturesque neighborhoods, the Botanical Gardens, and who can forget Yankee’s Stadium?
Queens has the Flushing Meadows Corona Park, home of the annual US Open tennis championship, beautiful public parks, hip bars, and restaurants, and some amazing museums.
Staten Island boasts a plethora of stately old Victorians, huge parks, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, and some fantastic modern architecture featured in its public buildings.
And we have Manhattan with Central Park, The Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, and its classic museums – it’s known the world over as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
These 8 neighborhoods represent what makes each borough beautiful in its own uniquely New York way. Continue Reading ›
OPEN HOUSE!! Two Family Townhouse In Forest Hills Queens, NYC
Open House !! Join Us This Sunday October 3rd 1 -3 PM At This Just Listed “IMMEDIATE FOREST HILLS GARDENS BRICK 2 FAMILY”
* Please Contact Exclusive Listing Agency Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty For More Information Or to Schedule a Viewing (718.268.1045) *
Semi-detached Brick legal two family set in a desirable immediate Forest Hills Gardens location. The first unit is a two Bedroom, one and a half Bath duplex apartment on the first and second floors, with a half Bath and convenient laundry room off the Kitchen. A French door from the Kitchen provides access from the first floor to a lovely private garden and a one car garage. The upper third floor apartment, with windows overlooking Forest Hills Gardens and the tree lined streets below, is a large, sunny one Bedroom with one full Bathroom. The basement, which can be accessed through the rear of the property, is a fully finished space with an