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.

Sellers market in Queens: Report Finds Spike In Residential Listings In Queens At The End Of 2018

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The number homes that were on the market in Queens took a sharp increase at the end of the year, according to a recent report.

StreetEasy recently released their Q4 2018 Market Report, which tracks the real estate trends throughout the city. According to their findings, the number of homes for sale in New York City as a whole grew at double-digit rates, particularly in Queens, which saw a 30.8 percent annual increase in 2018. Continue Reading ›

Queens Gets Ready To Go Batty For Halloween With Parades And Parties

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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 ›

New NYC Ferry Route Will Provide Long Island City Residents With Another Way To Get To And From Manhattan

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Yet another stop on the city’s ferry system will soon open in Long Island City.

Over the next two weeks, the New York City Ferry Service operated by Hornblower, along with the NYCEDC is bringing the Soundview and Lower East Side ferry routes to an estimated total of 1.4 million riders. Since May 2017, the NYC Ferry has been offering New Yorkers a new, affordable mode of transportation. Continue Reading ›

THE 10 BEST OUTDOOR DINING EXPERIENCES IN QUEENS, NYC

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As the temperature heats up, many restaurants are cranking up the air conditioning to make their guests more comfortable. While the cool air feels nice, sometimes you want to enjoy the warm breeze that comes with summer.

One of the best parts of summer is getting to eat outside. Here are a few spots around Queens where you can experience great outdoor dining. Continue Reading ›

Teddy Roosevelt’s Visit To Forest Hills Gardens 100 Years After His 1917 American Speech In Station Sq.

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Forest Hills Gardens, and has been the site of numerous social activities since its inception some 100 years ago. In the early years, there were annual Fourth of July celebrations in Station Square, that featured “elaborate patriotic programs, parades, games and even a costume ball. ” These celebrations culminated in a huge Fourth of July gathering in 1917, during which Teddy Roosevelt gave his famed “100% American” speech. Despite the fact that the former president was overwhelmed with about 500 Fourth of July invitations, on July 30, 1817. Continue Reading ›

THE GEOGRAPHY OF NEW YORK CITY, WITH JACK EICHENBAUM / UPCOMING TOURS

 

 

UPCOMING TOURS

Forest Hills to Corona
Wednesday, June 14, 6-8 PM

Dominicans, Ecuadorians and Mexicans compete for commercial space in Corona! We end near a choice of latino cuisine . South Americans surround the venerable Little Italy in Corona Heights! Bukharan Jews succeed Russian Jews in Rego Park! Topography stratifies social class! This walk is high in fine-grained diversity. How did it all happen? Meet in front of Ridgewood Savings Bank (Queens Blvd/108 St) E,F,M,R to 71 Ave/Continental Ave.  Fee $20 payable at start of tour. Maximum of 30 participants. Please register/query at jaconet@aol.com Continue Reading ›

NEW EXCLUSIVE LISTING / 11 MARKWOOD ROAD FOREST HILLS GARDENS, QUEENS, NYC

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“STORYBOOK HOUSE IN IDYLLIC LOCATION”
11 Markwood Road, Forest Hills Gardens
Enjoy incredible direct views of Forest Hills Gardens private park from this idyllic hillside home. Lush gardens surround this one of a kind dwelling which boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 baths, separate guest quarters with full bath and totally private entrance. Charm abounds in this lovely example of unique architecture with its beautiful hardwood floors, original historic details and an unmatched Gardens location. 1st FL: Center hall entrance, Living Room with wood burning fireplace, unique Sun-Room with windows galore, formal Dining Room, updated Kitchen. 2nd FL: Large master Bedroom with park views, another good-sized Bedroom and small Bedroom perfect for a child. Basement: Large unfinished space, Laundry Room plus full Bath.

 

EXCLUSIVE OPNE HOUSE SUNDAY APRIL 30TH 2-4 PM / 117-29 UNION TURNPIKE, FOREST HILLS QUEENS, NYC

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This exclusively listed Spacious solid brick semi attached townhouse in Forest Hills Gardens is sundrenched with three exposures. Featuring a large Living Room with wood burning fireplace, formal Dining Room, eat-in Kitchen with door to large garden area and detached garage. Second floor has three expansive Bedrooms and a renovated full Bath. Third floor boasts a grand sized Bedroom with desk nook and another updated full Bath. The finished Basement has a back entrance, open space great for family room or entertaining, full Bath, laundry room and utility room. Ample closets throughout the house. This is a comfortable home you can spread out and relax in, with a great location only 5 minutes from subway and stores. Property Size: 2,200 sq. ft. approx. Bldg Size: 1,944 sq. ft. approx. Taxes: $7375./yr. approx. FHG Maint: $654./yr. approx.

EXCLUSIVE OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY APRIL 30TH 12-2 PM / 69-48 GROTON STREET, FOREST HILLS, QUEENS, NY

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This Exclusively listed classic 5 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath detached Brick home has been designed both inside & out with decorative detailing that is rarely found in homes today. The exterior Brick is punctuated by fieldstone appointments, stained glass windows with a signature palladium window gracing the front of the home. Inside is a step down Living Room with fireplace & wood beamed ceiling, an eat-in Kitchen overlooking the garden, a formal Dining Room and 1st floor Powder Room. The floor design is delightfully creative with stairs rising to the 2nd & 3rd floors and 5 Bedrooms including a large Master Bedroom.

Property Size: 3,500 sq. ft. approx. Bldg Size: 3,051sq. ft. approx. Taxes: $9,670/yr. approx.