Forest Hills Voted One Of The Top 8 Most Beautiful Neighborhoods To Live 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 ›

Here’s Where NYC Millennials Can Actually Afford To Buy Homes

queens new york real estate

NEW YORK — With home prices in many areas topping $1 million, buying property in New York City can often seem out of reach. But a handful of neighborhoods are havens of affordability for millennials and other first-time home-buyers, a new StreetEasy report says.

The real-estate website identified the city’s 10 best neighborhoods for New Yorkers who are buying their first home. StreetEasy looked for properties that would be affordable to 25-to-44-year-olds making the median annual income of $70,406.

Forest Hills is the friendliest to first-time buyers, StreetEasy found. Some 414 apartments were on the market there in 2018 that fell within the site’s monthly spending range, which topped out at $2,347. That figure accounts for a 20 percent down payment plus taxes, maintenance and common charges, StreetEasy says. Continue Reading ›


Image result for homestead kew gardens

Homestead Gourmet Shop in Kew Gardens, with its quaint, peeling sign and cheery strudel-filled front window, looks like a Disney vision of the Old World. Its employees, clad in all white with old-fashioned paper hats, evoke a 1950s soda fountain shop. It feels like a relic in a forgotten corner of the city.

In fact, German fare like the kind served here has become something of a relic in the contemporary American food scene, as changing tastes have led to the shuttering of dozens of old-school German dining institutions around the country. At Homestead, though, this kind of food is alive and well – thanks, in a very Queens-like twist, to a Polish immigrant who went from working at the counter to owning the place. Continue Reading ›

Austin Street CTown To Close, Natural Market To Expand

Related image

The CTown grocery store on Austin Street will close and its storefront will be absorbed by the Natural Market next door, a C-Town employee has confirmed.

The CTown, which is located at 72-48 Austin St, will close this Sunday, the employee said. The space will then be renovated and incorporated into the Natural Market at 72-56 Austin St.

Natural Market, which has been located in Forest Hills for more than 30 years, specializes in organic food and other groceries. The company also operates a Natural Market location in Garden City, New York. 

CTown is a White Plains-based grocery store chain with 140 locations in the New York metropolitan area, according to the company’s website.


Courtesy of:


forest hills queens luxury real estate
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.


Get ready for some music at the Forest Hills Stadium this weekend!

On Friday, catch a performance by indie rock band Alt-J with Kamasi Washington at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $56.50 to $69.

You can purchase tickets here:

On Sunday at 8 p.m., Roger Daltrey performs The Who’s “TOMMY.” It’s a special one-night-only performance with members of The Who and The New York Pops. Tickets range from $51 to $251.

You can purchase tickets here:


Forest Hills Stadium is located at 1 Tennis Place in Forest Hills.





147 Whitson Street, Forest Hills Gardens, Queens, NYC

EXCLUSIVE LISTING OF TERRACE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY. This spacious six Bedroom, five and a half bath home is in completely renovated, move in condition. Located on a quiet Forest Hills Gardens street, it radiates with charm and elegance. The Living Room is indeed grand sized and with the formal Dining Room, can accommodate more than fifty people at a gathering. The interior is classic and has fine quality finishes and high-end renovations. There is a hand carved wooden wood burning fireplace in the Living Room and many other original architectural details. With its lovely palette of decorator inspired paint colors the home is designed to true perfection throughout its three main floors and lower level. The Master Bedroom suite on the second floor is exquisite and has an enormous walk in closet, and an en suite spa Bath. The two additional Bedrooms on the second floor each have their own private Baths. The third floor has three Bedrooms and one full Bath. In addition to the more than 3,600 interior square feet of the main floors, there is a huge finished lower level with its own Recreation Room, full Bathroom, storage area, laundry room and sauna. Surrounding the home there are three separate private outdoor entertainment spaces in addition to a lovely patio which is accessed through French doors from the library. There is also a private driveway and an attached one car garage. 1st FL: Entry foyer leading to large living room, formal dining room, kitchen, library, powder room, and a doorway leading to garage. 2nd FL: Master Bedroom suite with walk in closet room and en suite spa Bath, plus two additional Bedrooms with their own private Baths. 3rd FL: Large landing with area for a playroom or office, plus three Bedrooms, and one full Bath. Basement: Full finished with Recreation Room, Exercise Room, full Bathroom and sauna. Property Size: 4,750 sq. ft. approx. Interior Sq. Footage: 3,658 sq. ft. approx. Taxes: $14,425/yr. approx. FHG Maint: $1,075/yr. approx.



forest hills queens nyc luxury real estate
99-07 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills Queens, New York 11375
Rarely available attached 2 Family Brick Townhouse located on tree lined Ascan Avenue. Offering over 2,500 square feet of living space, the home is renovated in a modern, clean, open style by Award Winning Architects. Features include beautiful hardwood floors, renovated kitchens and baths, new electric, plumbing, new burner, boiler, and brick repointing. All utilities are separate for both apartments.

A) Duplex (1st and 2nd Floor) with Finished Basement, approx 1900 sq. ft., plus Backyard and Garage:

1st Floor:
Open plan Living Room and Dining Room, with French Doors leading to a backyard. Kitchen, with Maple Cabinets, Granite Countertops and Stainless Steel Appliances. Approx 630 sq feet.

2nd Floor:
2 Large Bedrooms and Full Bathroom. Approx 630 sq feet.

Finished Studio/Office/Rec Room, Full Bathroom, Storage, Washer, Dryer, Utilities Room. Has a separate entrance in front. Approx 630 sq feet.

Nice seating area with an electric retractable awning, trees, plants, BBQ.

One car garage:

B) Apartment (3rd Floor), approx 630 sq feet

3rd Floor:
Bright, Clean, Living Room with Skylight, Eat in Kitchen, 1 Bedroom, 1 Study, 1 Bath. Wood Floors. Lots of windows and light

This very desirable location is immediate to Forest Hills Gardens in one of the best school districts in New York City. Zoned for PS 101, it is a short distance to shopping, restaurants and movies on Austin Street and Metropolitan Avenue andto transportation by LIRR and express subway at 71st/Continental Avenue. Property Size: 1,800 sq. ft. approx. Interior Sq. Footage: 2,448 sq. ft. approx. Taxes: $8,792/yr. approx.