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.

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

Holiday Winter Tips to Keep Your Family Safe and Warm - MomRN

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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“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.

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

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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 ›

Kew Gardens Hills: A Little Town in Central Queens

KEW GARDENS QUEENS NEW YORK REAL ESTATEIn Paul Simon’s 1975 song, “My Little Town,” he and Art Garfunkel croon about a dreary place, where laundry is hung out to dry in air polluted by factories.

“Everything’s the same back in my little town,” they sing. And so it would be, if they were referring to the cookie-cutter townhouses and stolid apartment complexes in Kew Gardens Hills, the (factory-less) neighborhood in central Queens where both men grew up. Mr. Simon’s boyhood home — a 1940 brick rowhouse at 137-62 70th Road, four blocks from Mr. Garfunkel’s — is still easy to recognize from old photographs.

In other ways Kew Gardens Hills — not to be confused with Kew Gardens, a neighborhood about three miles southwest — has changed dramatically. Once largely populated by assimilated Jews (Mr. Simon descends from Hungarian Jewish immigrants), it now supports one of the biggest Orthodox Jewish communities in New York City. Main Street is crammed with kosher food stores with names like Holy Schnitzel. Synagogues have proliferated, making it easy for residents to walk to services, as the rules of Sabbath observance require. Processions of baby carriages glide down the road, bearing the scions of growing families. Continue Reading ›

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 4TH 12-2 PM , 99-07 ASCAN AVENUE, FOREST HILL, QUEENS, NYC

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“TWO FAMILY TOWNHOUSE”
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.

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

Backyard:
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.

QUEENS BEATS OUT MANHATTAN AND BROOKLYN IN AFFORDABILITY

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new study by real estate website Point2 Homes found that the Queens housing market is one of the least affordable in the United States.

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 ›

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY OCTOBER 22ND, 67-109 DARTMOUTH STREET, FOREST HILLS, QUEENS 12-2 PM

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“BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED TOWNHOUSE”
67-109 Dartmouth Street, Forest Hills, New York
This beautifully renovated townhouse is a perfect blend of comfort and design. Enter into a large sunlit living room with an open layout to the Dining area and skillfully designed Kitchen. The back door opens to a large private garden ideal for barbecues and entertaining. The 2nd floor has three ample sized rooms and a renovated full bath. The remodeled Basement is a collaboration of a family area and additional room which can be used as an office along with a modern full bath, laundry space and utility room. This fully renovated home with its sleek design is a reflection of beauty, with hardwood floors, ample closets and storage, upgraded electric, & plumbing, ductless A/C, and renovated baths and kitchen, It is conveniently positioned only minutes from shopping and express bus and subway to Manhattan.

Property Size: 1,800 sq. ft. approx. Interior Sq. Footage: 1,836 sq. ft. approx. Taxes: $5,937/yr. approx.