Forest Hills Voted One Of The Top 8 Most Beautiful Neighborhoods To Live In NYC!

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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.

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JUST LISTED IN BELLEROSE! *Recently Voted One Of The Best Places To Live In New York*

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247-48 89th Ave, Bellerose, NY 11426

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This lovely, bright home is located in a quiet suburban community. It features 3 bedrooms and 1 Full Bath. The home features  original detailing and hardwood floors. Landscaped backyard and one car garage. Utility basement with washer/dryer.

Bellerose and Herricks are among 34 Long Island towns that made Niche.com’s list of the 2017 Best Places to Live in New York.

Kensington once again took the top spot in the state rankings, but still didn’t crack the Top 100 nationally.
Bellerose came in at No. 41 and Herricks was ranked No. 72 in the state. (See full rankings below)

Carmel in Indiana was determined to be the best place to live in the United States, according to the rankings.

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JUST LISTED! PROPERTY OF THE WEEK IN FOREST HILLS NYC

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Welcome to this classic Tudor style home built by renowned architects, the Wolosoff brothers. This rarely available home features 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, finished basement, private outdoor patio and a single car detached garage. The first floor has a beautiful sunken living room with a wood-beam ceiling, lead glass windows and a corner gas fireplace. A formal wood-paneled dining room leads into an updated eat-in kitchen. Unwind and soak up the sun in the beautifully landscaped fenced-in patio. Retreat upstairs to find an elegant master bedroom with en suite bath, two additional bedrooms and a hall bath. The huge basement makes a terrific family room and an adjacent laundry room offers tons of storage space. Hardwood flooring throughout. Abundance of closets. Close to schools, shopping, restaurants and express buses to midtown Manhattan. This hidden gem has been meticulously maintained over the years; come see for yourself before it is gone!

UNDER CONTRACT In Forest Hills Gardens …Just Two Months On The Market

 

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The striking and elaborate design of 97 Continental Avenue is a masterful blend of America’s earliest styles. The architectural elements illuminated in this home are a blend of Federal-style symmetry with a tasteful touch of Greek, Gothic, and Roman Revival.

Designed in 1930 and located on one of The United States’ first planned communities, this Fine Estate sits firmly on almost half an acre of land. The wrap-around garden sheathes the home in a beautiful landscape that leads to an attached two-car garage.

Its design’s integrity and charm have been meticulously looked for, freezing time and honoring the home’s historic value. Passing through the main entrance you are welcomed by a beautiful foyer that boasts neoclassical features and an iconic stairwell that stands as the home’s backbone and centerpiece. This nine-bedroom, seven-bathroom residence enjoys six fireplaces, a Butler’s pantry, grand-living room, formal dining room, a mahogany-lined library, wine cellar, an enclosed sunroom, two levels of living area, and a comparable size lower level.

In 2007, Cottage Living Magazine named Forest Hills Gardens the \”Best Community\” to live in, exposing everyone outside of Queens to one of our boroughs best-kept secrets. With easy access to Manhattan, \”The Gardens\” are only 15 minutes away from Penn Station via the Long Island Rail Road and a short drive to two of NYC’s most essential airports.

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THE TOP 10 SECRETS OF FOREST HILLS, QUEENS

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With over 88,000 residents, a unique historical legacy, classic old-time restaurants, and copious pop culture references, Forest Hills, Queens offers a lot to discover. As visitors walk down its vast avenues and quaint side streets, they are struck by the area’s breathtaking architecture. While beautiful on the outside, the neighborhood also has much hidden beneath its surface ready for discovery. Read to learn more about what makes Forest Hills such an integral and fascinating neighborhood in Queens.

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Number Of Residents Who Left Forest Hills Has Doubled In 2020: Study

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Over 150,000 people moved out of Queens in 2020, a 10 percent increase from the year before

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — Nearly two times the amount of people moved out of Forest Hills in 2020 compared to 2019, according to a new study by the global real estate firm CBRE.

The study, which looked at 29 million change-of-address requests filed with the U.S. Postal Service last year provided ZIP code-based insights into which neighborhoods across the country saw the most people leave — and where those residents relocated to.

New York City was already shrinking before 2020, and once it became a national epicenter of the pandemic residents began to flee in droves — more people moved out of New York City than almost any other city in the U.S. last year, second only to San Francisco, the study found.

Many of those who moved headed to Sun Belt cities like Austin and Charlotte, which gained new residents according to the study.

Over 150,000 people moved out of Queens in 2020, a 10 percent increase from the year before, the study found. (However, the study doesn’t include ZIP codes with fewer than 10,000 individuals, so data is missing from some of the borough’s neighborhoods.)

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Last Stop on the R Train in Queens Leads to a Trip Back in Time

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When the R train pulls into 71st Avenue, aka Continental Avenue Station in Forest Hills, it has completed a journey from Bay Ridge through Manhattan and into Queens.

The M train also ends its route here, though starting only a few miles away in Middle Village before heading through Brooklyn and Manhattan and back to Queens.

Upstairs is a business district featuring landmarks like the Ridgewood Savings Bank Building on Queens Boulevard, and the popular shopping strip on Austin Street.

“The neighborhood is still thriving, trying to stay above water and I’m in hospitality so I know how it is,” said neighborhood resident Mara Newman, who added that they support their local businesses all the time there.

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Forest Hills is located in Central Queens, the final Queens stop on the R train

The U.S. Tennis Open was once played at Forest Hills Stadium, which is now a concert venue

Famous Forest Hills Residents over the years have included The Ramones, Simon and Garfunkel, Awkwafina and Carroll O’Connor

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A Guide On How To Keep Your Family And Home Safe This Winter Season

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Winter has officially arrived — which means frigid temperatures and snowstorms are in store for a majority of the country. While there are some positives that go along with the harsh weather, like snow days and cozying up to the fireplace, it’s important to be prepared and protect yourself, your family and your home in case of a winter weather-related emergency.

Here are some practical tips and recommendations you should know when a winter storm strikes.

 

1. Be prepared for a power outage and know how to use generators safely.

In the event of a winter storm, power outages are a likely possibility, especially when the snow is heavy or there’s ice in the forecast. Having a generator on hand will provide backup power to your home in case there’s a power outage. However, some safety rules must be abided by when using a generator. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following:

  • Never use a generator inside your home, in basements, in garages or near windows.
  • Generators should be located at least 20 feet from any window, door or vent and in a space where rain and snow will not be able to reach them.
  • Do not use the generator or appliances if they are wet.
  • Do not store gasoline indoors where the fumes from the generator could ignite.
  • Plug in appliances to the generator using individual heavy-duty, outdoor-rated extension cords.

While it’s clear that you should never use a generator indoors, it’s still important to have at least one working carbon monoxide detector on every level of your home to ensure that your generator isn’t spreading any dangerous fumes. This carbon monoxide detector by Kidde is also a smoke detector and provides protection even during power outages when many fire and carbon monoxide incidents can occur.


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2. Heat your home safely.

If you’re using a space heater to help heat your home when it’s cold, you’ll have to be extra cautious. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, it’s important to read the manufacturer’s instructions and warning labels carefully before using any space heater. You should also inspect heaters regularly and discontinue use if you find loose connections or cracked or broken plugs. And, of course, keep in mind that a space heater should never be left unattended.

When choosing a space heater, opt for one that has A-plus safety ratings and features an automatic shut-off. This space heater from TaoTronics has built-in overheating and tip-over protection sensors, as well as a 12-hour timer, that work together to provide a much safer heating source. It’s also compact and ideal for heating an entire room such as a bedroom or office.

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