DID YOU KNOW? PETER PARKER AKA SPIDER-MAN LIVED IN FOREST HILLS?

Peter Parker in Forest Hills in 1996.

You all know that Peter Parker is your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. For many years, that neighborhood was officially Forest Hills, Queens.

New York City is one of the key locations used for much of the action in Marvel Comics, serving as the traditional home of the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Doctor Strange, Jessica Jones, and countless other characters. For Spider-Man—everybody’s friendly neighborhood superhero—his home can be found in the heart of Queens. Throughout the comics, Spider-man lives with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben at 20 Ingram Street, a two-story boarding house in Forest Hills Gardens. In real life, 20 Ingram Street is less modest and plain as it is portrayed in the comics, instead fashioned in the style of Edwardian and English garden houses.

 Coincidentally, a real-life Parker family actually lived at 20 Ingram Street. In 1974, Andrew and Suzane Parker along with their two daughters moved into the residence. A few years later in 1989, the family reported that they began receiving junk mail addressed to Peter Parker, after their address was listed as the superhero’s home in the June and July 1989 issues of “The Amazing Spider-Man.” Originally, the character was created by Stan Lee in 1962 as a Forest Hills resident, but his official address was never pinpointed by the comic book legend, instead being added years later by writer David Michelinie.

However, it would not be until the family was told by a reporter from the “Queens Tribune” during the summer of 2001 that they realized how their lives shockingly mirrored that of one of Marvel’s most notable characters. Besides sharing a last name with Peter Parker, they also discovered another intriguing connection to the Spider-man comics. One of Andrew and Suzanne’s longtime neighbors of more than 20 years was Terri Osborne, whose last name was almost identical to that of Spider-Man’s biggest enemy, the Green Goblin, which is the alias of Norman Osborn.

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GUESS WHO WAS NAMED #1 CHOCOLATE SHOP IN NYC BY TIME OUT MAGAZINE!!!!!!!

Stocking Stuffer Box - Aigner Chocolate

Time Out Says

This Forest Hills candy kitchen has been sating the confectionary cravings of Queens residents since 1930. Upon entering the tiny shop, kids are greeted by the scent of wafting cocoa and by helpful staff who guide them through the process of choosing the delights in front of them. Austrian chocolates crafted with rich centers are the shop’s centerpieces, but tots who’d rather save their choco-fixes for a Hershey’s bar can try vibrantly hued marzipan creations instead.

Details

Address:
103-02 Metropolitan Ave
Queens
Cross street:
at 71st Rd
Transport:
Subway: E, F, M, R to Forest Hills–71st Ave
Price:
Average pound of chocolate: $39. AmEx, MC, V
Opening hours:
Monday–Wednesday 10am–6pm; Thursday–Saturday 10am–8pm; Sunday 10am–6pm

 

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OPEN HOUSE!! Two Family Townhouse In Forest Hills Queens, NYC

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Open House !! Join Us This Sunday October 3rd 1 -3 PM At This Just Listed “IMMEDIATE FOREST HILLS GARDENS BRICK 2 FAMILY”

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Semi-detached Brick legal two family set in a desirable immediate Forest Hills Gardens location. The first unit is a two Bedroom, one and a half Bath duplex apartment on the first and second floors, with a half Bath and convenient laundry room off the Kitchen. A French door from the Kitchen provides access from the first floor to a lovely private garden and a one car garage. The upper third floor apartment, with windows overlooking Forest Hills Gardens and the tree lined streets below, is a large, sunny one Bedroom with one full Bathroom. The basement, which can be accessed through the rear of the property, is a fully finished space with an

Nas Concert At Forest Hills Stadium Raises Funds To Feed 2.5M New Yorkers

Forest Hills Stadium: Queens Music Mecca - Long Island Weekly

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — Grammy Award winning hip hop artist Nas was awarded a key to his home borough of Queens and a day in his honor after performing a benefit concert in Forest Hills.

Nas took to the Forest Hills Stadium stage last Thursday night in front of a rain-soaked audience — who didn’t let the weather prevent them from showing up to his “Concert to Feed NYC” benefiting City Harvest, the city’s largest food rescue organization.

The event tickets raised enough money for City Harvest to feed more than 2.5 million New Yorkers a day’s worth of food, which the organization said is particularly impactful as millions of people in the city struggle to put food on their tables amid the pandemic.

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JUST LISTED IN BELLEROSE! *Recently Voted One Of The Best Places To Live In New York*

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Charming Detached Family Home

247-48 89th Ave, Bellerose, NY 11426

$649,000

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This lovely, bright home is located in a quiet suburban community. It features 3 bedrooms and 1 Full Bath. The home features  original detailing and hardwood floors. Landscaped backyard and one car garage. Utility basement with washer/dryer.

Bellerose and Herricks are among 34 Long Island towns that made Niche.com’s list of the 2017 Best Places to Live in New York.

Kensington once again took the top spot in the state rankings, but still didn’t crack the Top 100 nationally.
Bellerose came in at No. 41 and Herricks was ranked No. 72 in the state. (See full rankings below)

Carmel in Indiana was determined to be the best place to live in the United States, according to the rankings.

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FOREST HILLS BAGEL SHOP VOTED ONE OF THE BEST IN THE CITY!! WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR FAVORITE BAGEL??

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FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — In a city that prides itself on boiling and baking, a bagel shop in Forest Hills just received a new honor: it’s among the best bagel shops citywide, according to a new list.

The 22-bagel shop list, which was published by Eater, ranks boiled and baked (never steamed!) bagels from shops across the city, as judged by the site’s staff.

Forest Hills Bagel, located at 10441 Queens Boulevard, is one of three Queens spots to make the cut, along dozens of other from the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. No Staten Island bagel shops are on the list.

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JUST LISTED! PROPERTY OF THE WEEK IN FOREST HILLS NYC

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“CAPTIVATING TRADITIONAL TUDOR’

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Welcome to this classic Tudor style home built by renowned architects, the Wolosoff brothers. This rarely available home features 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, finished basement, private outdoor patio and a single car detached garage. The first floor has a beautiful sunken living room with a wood-beam ceiling, lead glass windows and a corner gas fireplace. A formal wood-paneled dining room leads into an updated eat-in kitchen. Unwind and soak up the sun in the beautifully landscaped fenced-in patio. Retreat upstairs to find an elegant master bedroom with en suite bath, two additional bedrooms and a hall bath. The huge basement makes a terrific family room and an adjacent laundry room offers tons of storage space. Hardwood flooring throughout. Abundance of closets. Close to schools, shopping, restaurants and express buses to midtown Manhattan. This hidden gem has been meticulously maintained over the years; come see for yourself before it is gone!

FAMILY HOME IN A PERFECT LOCATION ! FOREST HILLS GARDENS, NYC

queens new york real estateWhat Better Way To Enjoy These Hot Summer Days Than To Play A Game Of Tennis, Dive Into A Refreshing Junior Olympic Pool And Watch The Upcoming US Open With An Iced Cold Beverage Out On The Famed West Side Tennis Clubhouse Patio….
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Welcome To 101-05 70th Avenue,
A Spectacular 8 Bedroom Center Hall Colonial In Forest Hills Gardens( Voted #1 Area In NY To Raise A Family ) Just Around The Corner From The Historic West Side Tennis Club, Steps Away From Shopping, And Only 13 Minutes To Manhattan On The LIRR… You Couldn’t Ask For A More Ideal Location!
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Have You Made Your Reservations Yet?? NYC Restaurant Week Starts Monday Including 7 Yummy Spots In Forest Hills!

NYC Restaurant Week

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — New York Restaurant Week is making a “super” return this month, the mayor announced on Monday, and a handful of eateries in Forest Hills have already signed up for the deal-filled event.

After a takeout-only run earlier this year, this summer’s five-week-long Restaurant Week will return in-person on July 19, and reservations are already open at 505 citywide eateries — including 7 spots in Forest Hills.

Although some Forest Hills eateries are represented in this year’s event, the vast majority of participating restaurants — 413 of the 505 — are found in Manhattan, with just 31 Queens spots on the list so far, though others might join ahead of the July 15 registration deadline.

Here are the Forest Hills restaurants participating so far:

For participating restaurants, this year’s deals include $21 lunches, $39 dinners, and a new $125 “Signature Dining Experience,” which includes three or more courses.

 There will be even more deals for MasterCard holders, who will receive $10 of credit on each purchase of $39 or more, and who will be entered for the chance to win 200,000 airline miles with each NYC Restaurant Week meal.

“This is going to be amazing,” de Blasio said on Monday, describing this year’s event as “a wonderful, super restaurant week.”
The participating eateries include more than 40 types of cuisines in 75 neighborhoods, according to organizers NYC & Company.

The return of restaurant week comes as New York City continues its campaign to restart tourism in the city, which flagged during the coronavirus pandemic. Both the mayor and organizers said the extended restaurant week will add to the effort.

“Accompanied with vibrant open streets and rich cultural activity returning across the five boroughs, the options this summer are endless and the time to visit is now,” NYC & Company President Fred Dixon said.

Make a reservation or view the full list of participating restaurants at the Restaurant Week websiteSee all of the participating Queens eateries here.

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