WELCOME TO FOREST HILLS GARDENS FINEST !

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About 43 Greenway Terrace, Forest Hills Gardens,

As one of the most prestigious and architecturally distinctive homes, this perfectly scaled 7 bedroom, 7 bathroom house is positioned on Greenway Terrace at the entrance to Forest Hills Gardens. This stunning Tudor residence was designed in 1920 by renowned American architect Grosvenor Atterbury. Atterbury is most recognized for designing The Metropolitan Museum’s American Wing, the Parish Art Museum, Main Street Southampton, and the Rockefeller Stone Barns.

This Gardens’ home, with its uncompromised architectural integrity and highest standards of interior décor, conveys the utmost charm and warmth. Sunlit and spacious rooms lend themselves to everyday modern living with substantial space for home office and workout rooms, children’s playroom, wine cellar, and indoor and outdoor entertaining.

Aside from its prominent position along the Terrace, a glance beyond the stone, brick and ivy-covered entryway reveals a masterfully designed example of Atterbury’s well respected style. Design elements include 4 original fireplaces, a Butler’s pantry with beautifully restored cabinetry, expansive second floor landing, rear staircase, original leaded glass pane windows, volume ceilings, decorative copper exterior elements, and tapestry brickwork. The rooms with lovely sunlit views overlook the beautiful community open space along Flagpole Green. The house, with its separate 2 car garage and upper studio space, is situated on an estate sized landscaped property.

An integral part of one of America’s oldest planned communities, the home is perfectly located just minutes from Station Square, neighborhood schools, and the well known West Side Tennis Club, which offers professional grade tennis, pool and dining facilities. It is just a few minutes from public transportation including the LIRR, several express and local subway lines, and is convenient to shopping areas and restaurants. It is approximately 15 minutes by rail to Manhattan, in close proximity to highways and both NYC’s major airports, and nearby to Forest Park with horseback riding, golf, and dedicated biking and running paths.

 

Forest Hills Ice Cream Shop Named Among NYC’s Best !!

Video: This Queens Ice Cream Parlor Will Bring You Back To 1960s NYC -  Gothamist

Critics at Eater NY and Forest Hills locals went searching for the best ice cream shop. Both came back with the same answer in Forest Hills.

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — Last week, as the weather started to turn hot and humid, critics at Eater NY set out to find the best ice cream shops in New York City.

A few days later, neighbors in Forest Hills turned to Facebook asking the same question.

Both came to the same conclusion: Eddie’s Sweet Shop, a beloved ice cream parlor that’s been at 105-29 Metropolitan Avenue since the 1960s, is the best bet for a frozen treat in Forest Hills — and, arguably, the city at large.

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FOREST HILLS…Did You Know….Getting To And From Manhattan Is About To Get Even More Convenient !!

A sign at a train station that reads "All aboard for Grand Central"

Introducing LIRR service to Grand Central

This new service is the most transformative change to Long Island Rail Road service in a century.

Long Island Rail Road service to Manhattan’s east side will soon become a reality. At the end of this year, LIRR trains will begin running to Grand Central Madison, a new train concourse below Grand Central Terminal. This will give LIRR two entry points to Manhattan’s Central Business District.

More LIRR trains will run during peak hours and there will be better reverse commuting options to Long Island. Two new tunnels between Manhattan and Queens will increase train capacity to and from New York City by 50% and improve reliability.

This transformative rail service is the first expansion of LIRR service in more than a century.

It is the culmination of several infrastructure projects — including the Main Line Expansion from Floral Park to Hicksville, and the Double Track Project from Farmingdale to Ronkonkoma — that allow us to run more trains and provide more reliable service. These projects have also added new stations and bridges on Long Island, eliminated grade crossings, and replaced old tracks and signals.

About Grand Central Madison

Customers taking LIRR to Grand Central Madison will arrive at a new 700,000-square-foot terminal, which runs alongside Madison Avenue from 43rd Street to 48th Street. This station will have space for retail and restaurants, spacious waiting areas, free Wi-Fi, and real-time departure information.

We expect about 45% of LIRR passengers to use the new service to Grand Central, which will help reduce crowding at Penn Station.

Grand Central Madison has four new entrances to Madison Avenue, as well as new entrances into the existing spaces of Grand Central and the passageways between 45th and 47th streets. The new terminal will have eight tracks and four platforms on two new levels below the existing lower level of Grand Central Terminal. Tracks are fully separate from Metro-North Railroad, ensuring that neither railroad causes delays to the other.

Changes to LIRR service

When service to Grand Central begins at the end of the year, there will be new schedules on every branch of LIRR. We developed the new Long Island Rail Road service plan based on studies and demand analysis.

System-wide changes

  • More evenly spaced trains and fewer large gaps in service
  • More frequent service to Queens
  • More frequent service on the Ronkonkoma and West Hempstead branches
  • More trains in the early-morning and late-evening rush hours
  • A 28% increase in Brooklyn service

Benefits

  • A more than 40% overall increase in LIRR service
  • One-seat rides to Manhattan’s East Side from many stations
  • Better reverse commuting options to Long Island
  • Seamless transfers to Metro-North
  • Decreased travel times from Long Island to Manhattan
  • A modern train concourse with retail, Wi-Fi, and other amenities
  • Less crowding at Penn Station

See draft Long Island Rail Road schedules

Next steps

Our goal is to ensure that customers understand how LIRR service will change when this new plan launches at the end of the year.

Beginning this month, we will hold several virtual information sessions, which will be recorded and available for customers. Starting in the fall we will be out in full force in stations and throughout affected communities to help bring wider awareness about changes to LIRR service.

Customer engagement sessions

We will hold three virtual information sessions where LIRR staff will offer presentations about the new timetables at the following dates and times:

Following these information sessions, a virtual public meeting — where the public will have the chance to offer comments on the timetables — will be held on Wednesday, July 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. (Register to comment at the public meeting.)

Courtesy of MTA.com

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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A TRUE ACT OF KINDNESS : FOREST HILLS AIGNER CHOCOLATES COLLECTS 1,400 DRAWINGS TO BE HUNG IN LIG’S PEDIACTRIC UNIT ROOMS

The drawings, which Aigner Chocolates collected in exchange for lollipops, will now be donated to pediatric-unit rooms at local hospitals.

The drawings, which Aigner Chocolates collected in exchange for lollipops, will now be donated to pediatric-unit rooms at local hospitals. (Rachel Kellner)

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — A Forest Hills initiative to support sick kids is coming to a close, but it already met its goal by more than threefold.

In January, Aigner Chocolates started handing out flower-shaped lollipops to kids in exchange for their drawings of flowers, which will be hung in pediatric-unit rooms at Elmhurst and LIJ Forest Hills hospital.

This is the second chocolate-for-drawings initiative organized by the family-owned business during the pandemic, and co-owner Rachel Kellner initially told Patch she hoped to collect more than 300 flower-themed drawings — a goal that she’s now far exceeded, having collected more than 1,400 drawings.

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Where’s The Pond??!! Ever Wonder How Fresh Pond Road Got It’s Name?

Fresh Pond Road between Madison Street & The M Train Station in Ridgewood, Queens--nYc early 1940s-ish. | Queens nyc, Street, Ridgewood

Whenever you drive, walk or ride the infamously slow Q58 bus along Fresh Pond Road, there’s always two questions that come to mind. The first is: Why the heck is there so much traffic on this little roadway?

We can’t answer that one, but we can answer the second question: Why do they call it Fresh Pond Road when there isn’t anything close to resembling a fresh pond nearby?

Believe it or not, there were fresh ponds in the vicinity of Fresh Pond Road at one point in time. They were drained and developed centuries ago into the residential and commercial areas that we know of today.

More than that, however, Fresh Pond Road is one of the most important and historic roadways in all of Queens County. Its roots date back to a time before colonists even arrived on our shores some 400 years ago. Continue Reading ›

DID YOU KNOW??! Kew Gardens Hills Was Just Named One Of NYC’s Hottest Neighborhoods

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Just Listed With Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty, 48 Beverly Road, Offered For $2,299,000

 

KEW GARDENS HILLS, QUEENS — Looking ahead to 2022, Kew Gardens Hills is predicted to be the hottest neighborhood in Queens, and among the city’s top 10 most popular areas to live, a new study shows.

In order to find the city’s up-and-coming neighborhoods for 2022, StreetEasy, the real estate website, looked for areas in the city that saw increased sale prices, rents, and user searches this year.

Half of the hottest neighborhoods on the site’s top 10 list are bustling areas in Brooklyn, and three of Manhattan’s most expensive, downtown neighborhoods made the cut, too, but Kew Gardens Hills stood out for its affordability and green space, according to StreetEasy.

The central Queens neighborhood saw rent prices inch up 4 percent last year, but rents typically stayed below $2,000 — making the neighborhood the second-cheapest on the list, alongside Fordham in the Bronx.

Kew Gardens Hills, however, saw home sale prices rise by 11 percent; an increase likely bolstered by some New Yorkers’ interest in buying single-family homes in the outer boroughs amid the pandemic.

Still, going into 2022, the typical home in the neighborhood costs a somewhat-affordable price tag of $439,000 — the lowest on the list next to Fordham.

Kew Gardens Hills also stands out on the list for its green space, nearby parks, and proximity to Queens College, StreetEasy says.

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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

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.