Meet Our Newest Team Member.. David Cornejo!

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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.

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

 

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Only Two Months On The Market And UNDER CONTRACT!
Congratulations To Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty ‘s Associate Broker Linda Weiss On This Record Breaking Transaction In Forest Hills Gardens !!

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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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KEW GARDENS HIGH SCHOOL NAMED BEST IN NEW YORK STATE

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KEW GARDENS, QUEENS — A Kew Gardens high school has been named the best in New York State, and the 12th best nationally, according to a new ranking by U.S. News and World Report.

The annual report, which compares high schools at the national, state, and local level, ranked Townsend Harris High School first in the New York list of best high schools, and 12th best nationally.

The high school was one of two in Queens to make it to New York’s top 10, which was entirely made up of New York City public schools. Queens High School for the Sciences at York College in Jamaica ranked number four on the state list, and 30th nationally.

The Baccalaureate School for Global Education in Long Island City also made it on the national top 100 list, according to the report.

Here’s a list of the top 10 schools in New York:

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Queens Borough Hall Hosts Food Giveaway

 This week's emergency food pop-up at Queens Borough Hall has been moved from Tuesday to Thursday due to the ongoing winter storm.

This week’s emergency food pop-up at Queens Borough Hall has been moved from Tuesday to Thursday due to the ongoing winter storm.

KEW GARDENS, QUEENS — This week’s emergency food pop-up at Queens Borough Hall has been moved from Tuesday to Thursday due to the ongoing winter storm, according to the Queens Borough President’s Office.

Now scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, the pop-up event will give away 1,300 boxes of food.

The boxes of free food come courtesy of the Queens-based organization Hungry Monk, which is dedicated to fighting homelessness and food insecurity across New York City.

The giveaway will happen in the rear parking lot of Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens.

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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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Queens Borough President Launches Winter Coat Donation Drive

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KEW GARDENS, QUEENS — The Office of the Queens Borough President is helping the borough’s residents bundle up this winter.

Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee launched a borough-wide coat drive Friday to support families in need as temperatures start to drop.

The donation drive, organized in partnership with all 14 Queens community boards, will collect new coats for adults and children in the lobby of Queens Borough Hall and at select community board offices across the borough through Nov. 13.

“Need continues to grow in the ongoing pandemic, and with rising economic insecurity, so many are bracing for increasingly tough decisions,” Lee said in a statement. “In times of great need, however, Queens always pulls through, and we are in this together. If you are able, please consider donating new, warm coats — either for adults or children — as the Borough of Families gears up for the winter months ahead.”

Donated coats can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Bouelvard in Kew Gardens: Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Community Board 2, 43-22 50th Street, Suite 2B in Woodside: By appointment only (718-533-8773)
  • Community Board 4, 46-11 104th Street in Corona: By appointment only (718-760-3141)
  • Community Board 7, 133-32 41st Road, Suite 3B, in Flushing: Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Community Board 8, 197-15 Hillside Avenue in Hollis: By appointment only (718-264-7895)
  • Community Board 10, 115-01 Lefferts Boulevard in South Ozone Park: Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon
  • Community Board 12, 90-28 161st Street in Jamaica: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, click here.

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“EMBASSY ROW ESTATE SALE” New Exclusive Listing !

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It doesn’t take much to envision yourself in this classic Forest Hills Gardens colonial . Situated on a street lined with a majestic row of oak trees – all this residence needs is a little bit of TLC and imagination to make it your own. The property is priced to sell quickly and is being sold ‘as is’. 141 Greenway South offers many of the original design features such as wood floors, original moldings and a classic center hall layout. The home’s three story floor plan flows naturally between its’ five spacious Bedrooms and two and a half Bathrooms. A private driveway leads to a detached Garage and yard in the rear of the home. The home is located in Forest Hills Gardens, a 175-acre private community which was masterfully designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and Grosvenor Atterbury and is brimming with extraordinary old-world charm. It is just minutes from Forest Hills’ fashionable Austin Street shopping district and is convenient to all transportation including the LIRR in Station Square and NYC MTA Express E & F subway lines. It is approximately 15 minutes by rail to Manhattan and a 15-minute ride by car to NYC’s 2 major airports. Also nearby are highly ranked public & private schools and the renowned West Side Tennis Club which offers tennis, pool and dining memberships. On its southern perimeter Forest Hills Gardens is cradled by a large swath of forested land offering dedicated woodland trails, available horseback riding, a rolling golf course and other athletic facilities completing the vision of an urban oasis in the heart of New York City.

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.