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.

The Secrets of Forest Hills
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The Lineup Of Exhibiting Artists For The Metro Village Art Festival…Is In!!

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Come stroll Metro Avenue in Forest Hills on a self-guided art tour featuring 11 Queens artists while visiting the small businesses that make Metropolitan Avenue a unique place to shop, dine and work. Enjoy light refreshments along the way.

Gallery Locations:

  • Aigner Chocolates Art World Custom Framing
  • Coldwell Banker Kueber Realty
  • DEE’S Wood Fired Pizza + Kitchen
  • Dylan’s Restaurant
  • J&B Paint + Wallpaper
  • La Dolce Italia Bakery
  • La Vigna Restaurant
  • Mitra Hakimi Realty Group
  • Nick’s Bistro
  • Wagging Tails
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Find the more event details on the Instagram account: @metrovillagefh

No sign up needed. Free public event. Invite a friend!

THE NOT SO FORGOTTEN TEA GARDEN IN FOREST HILLS GARDENS , NYC

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At the back of the historic Forest Hills Inn at 1 Station Square lies a long-lost architectural gem, the Forest Hills Tea Garden. Opened in 1912 behind an ornate gate, the Tea Garden hosted everything from weddings to dinner dances. Though the remains of the tea garden remain today, most residents probably are unaware of its history. According to Michael Perlman, an author and historian who has been raising money and awareness to preserve the Tea Garden, the structure is just a shell of its former self, though it has the potential for restoration and revitalization. Perlman, a fifth-generation Forest Hills resident, spoke with Untapped New York about the history of this mostly forgotten but rich historic site.

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Where In Queens To Get Your Cherry Blossom Fix

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Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Queens

Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Flushing

Take in a spring day at this expansive park and enjoy the cherry blossoms adorning the areas surrounding the Queens Museum and the Queens Theatre. For the most picturesque views, head west on the promenade toward the Unisphere.

Queens Botanical Garden Cherry Circle – Flushing

While the Queens Botanical Garden does not have special events for sakura, it does have the beautiful Cherry Circle, where you’ll find cherry blossom trees planted along a winding path and bursting with blooms each spring.

Rainey Park – Long Island City

Head to this sweet neighborhood hidden gem which comes to life in the spring with Okame cherry trees blossoming all along the promenade. The Kwanzan cherry trees on the lawns follow suit a bit later in the season. On Friday, April 22—during spring break—the park hosts Family Fun at Rainey Park featuring a puppet show, craft-making, and live music. FREE

Hunter’s Point South Park – Long Island City

If Yoshino cherry trees are your thing with their very pale pink cherry blossoms maturing into white clusters, this is the place for you. This special variety of cherry trees blooms around the park’s oval which also boasts stellar views of the Manhattan skyline. This little park packs in a lot of features including a central green, playgrounds, adult fitness equipment, a dog run, a bikeway, a waterside promenade, picnic terraces, and a basketball court.

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16 NYC Places That Don’t Look Like They’re In New York City…How Many Have You Visited??

These magical spots look like they could be plucked from different cities or even countries, but are actually hidden gems within our five boroughs.

16 NYC Places That Don’t Look Like They’re In New York City

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New York City is full of so many incredible features, but most of them are very well-known: the Empire State Buildingthe Brooklyn Bridgethe Museum of Natural History, etc.

But there are also some extraordinary must-visit locations that you wouldn’t believe are actually in the concrete jungle. From secret parks to historical streets, there is so much to explore right here in NYC.

Here are 16 spots in NYC…that don’t actually look like they’re in New York:

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

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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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Actress Drew Barrymore Gifts Forest Hills Nurse A Full Home Renovation

LIJ Forest Hills nurse receives surprise home makeover from 'The Drew Barrymore Show' – QNS.com

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — Drew Barrymore recognized a Forest Hills nurse manager for doing good in Queens by gifting her a dream home renovation.

Victoria Osei, a nurse at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Hospital, received a special dream home makeover on the “The Drew Barrymore Show” last month for her community service in Long Island and Queens.

Osei, a resident of Uniondale, came home to a newly renovated kitchen, along with a living room and dining room upgrade, designed by Barrymore on Nov. 5.

“Sometimes I look at it and say, ‘Is this real? What did I do to deserve all of this?’” Osei said. “My kitchen was so tiny — it was a living room and dining room all together, but it’s divided by walls and closets. It has been transformed into this beautiful space with new appliances, and I am truly grateful and humbled by it.”

Osei wasn’t told she was receiving the home makeover until she was in the live audience of “The Drew Barrymore Show,” which she attended with her two daughters.

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LIGHTS.. CAMERA.. ACTION! Eddies Sweet Shop Transforms Into A Boston Sandwich Shop!

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No Worries… It was just for the day!!

Forest Hills Favorite Ice Cream Parlor Eddies Sweet Shop was transformed into Willamina’s Sandwich Shop in Boston Massachusetts for the popular Showtime Newtwork’s crime drama “City On A Hill” The excitement took place Tuesday November 2nd on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills Queens!

Created by Charlie MacLean, based on a story by Ben Affleck and MacLean. The series stars Kevin BaconAldis HodgeAmanda ClaytonCathy MoriartyKevin Dunn, and Jill Hennessy. The series premiered on June 7, 2019 (online) and June 16, 2019 (Showtime). On August 2, 2019, Showtime renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on March 28, 2021. On June 2, 2021, the series was renewed for a third season.

See Link For More Details On This Thrilling Series :  https://www.sho.com/city-on-a-hill

Top Picks For Pumpkin Picking in NYC!!

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1. Queens Botanical Garden

43-50 Main St., Flushing, Queens
718-886-3800
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Hours: Oct. 16-31, Saturday-Sunday, 8am-6pm
Admission: $10; $12 children ages 4 and older, which includes a pumpkin and activity kit; free for kids younger than 4

If you’re looking for the perfect fall photo op, you’ll find it at QBG this fall. Ticket fee includes admission to both the pumpkin patch and the garden, so you will have plenty of chances to snap the perfect autumn shot. Kids can also meet and take pictures with costumed nature creatures roaming the farm. For adults 21 and older, available are harvest and pumpkin-themed beers and ciders for purchase.

Why we love it: Can’t decide on the perfect pumpkin? Get them all! Extra pumpkins are just $6 each.  Continue Reading ›