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.
The announcement of Long Island City as the location for Amazon’s newest headquarters has ushered in lots of speculation about its impact on the character and economy of New York City. The company is planning to create more than 25,000 high-paying jobs in Queens, and there will be an unknown number of additional new roles in businesses that arise to feed, clothe, outfit and otherwise cater to the arriving Amazonians. Where will these people live, and which trains will they ride? Changes in Long Island City are already being felt. Based on their location, transportation options, and character, the following eight neighborhoods are likely to see significant impacts from Amazon’s arrival as well. Continue Reading ›
Halloween is almost here, and Queens has lots of fun events for the whole family.
From haunted houses to parades, here are some activities for you to enjoy no matter what neighborhood you live in. Continue Reading ›
“CLASSIC FOREST HILLS GARDENS DETACHED BRICK & STUCCO TUDOR”
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.
Rumors have been swirling about the future of the Forest Hills Jewish Center (FHJC), but according to Executive Director Deborah Gregor, the center is embarking on a plan to upgrade the outdated building.
In addition to holding religious services, the center at 106-06 Queens Blvd. also houses a nursery school, a universal pre-K (UPK) program, a religious school and a self-help senior citizen center. Continue Reading ›
The study, which analyzed how fast a family could pay off their home if they spent their entire annual income, found that Queens was ranked the 10th least affordable city out of 32 cities. To determine affordability, researchers calculated the median multiple of each city. To do this, they divided the median home sales price by the median annual family income. Continue Reading ›
For sumptuous living, there are few apartments with five rooms and one and a half baths which can be compared to apartment 4F in the Lexington house. This prewar building with a part time doorman has a Manhattan style of class and elegance. There are beautiful black and white marble floors throughout the building along with an impressive entryway and lobby.
The apartment is approximately 1,586 square feet, and has been renovated so there is an open concept design with a large living room with a wood burning fireplace, which opens up to an equally oversized formal dining room. The kitchen has been updated and is galley style with cabinets extending to the impressive ceiling height.
There is also a large foyer which can be used as a study. There is original oak hardwood flooring throughout. There is a master bedroom with its own private en suite bath, there is a second generous sized bedroom with a hallway half bath, with the potential for converting to a full bath as all the plumbing exists behind the wall.
The building has a laundry room and a storage and bike area in the basement. There are two beautiful rooftop sunrooms and a sundeck which is available for residents to enjoy. There is also a patio and garden in the rear of the building. This is a pet friendly building. It is well maintained and kept in immaculate condition and is staffed with a full time resident superintendent and porter. Interior Sq. Footage: 1,586 sq. ft. approx. Maint: 1,818/mo. approx.
Home sale prices have increased across the city, according to a local real estate marketplace. However, the housing stock is high and prices are still low in five Queens neighborhoods that are perfect for anyone looking for a new place to call home.
According to real estate website StreetEasy, Forest Hills, Woodside, Sunnyside, Jackson Heights and Kew Gardens are the most affordable areas with the most potential in Queens right now. Continue Reading ›