LOOKING TO HONOR OUR BEAUTIFUL PLANET THIS WEEKEND?

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With events on Earth Day (Friday, April 22) and throughout the week, New York City celebrates sustainability and ways to live in harmony with the planet. Below we’ve listed some of the events where you can honor our planet; Union Square is the usual primary host of Earth Day events, but there are happenings both big and small across the City.

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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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APRIL 3RD… FOREST HILLS COMMUNITY HOUSE TO HOST UKRAINE FUNDRAISER

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Keuka Kafe, a wine bar in Forest Hills, has organized a fundraising event for Ukrainian charities on Sunday, April 3 at the Church in the Gardens Community House, located at 15 Borage Place in Forest Hills Gardens.

The owners of Keuka Kafe are natives of Ukraine.

The event, titled New York Stands with Ukraine, will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $95 per person with all proceeds going to charity.

The afternoon will include food, wine, beer and music. Those wishing to purchase tickets are asked to subscribe to @newyorkstandswithukraine for additional information.

Sponsors include the Queens bakery Lady Baked, Lakewood Vineyards of Watkins Glen, NY, and Sveta, a Ukrainian restaurant in Manhattan’s West Village.

Keuja Kafe, located at 112-04 Queens Blvd., has hosted other fundraisers for Ukraine, and has links to more than a half-dozen charities that are carrying out Ukrainian relief operations on its website at keukakafe.com.

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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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Queens-Based Cookie Chain Opens Forest Hills Location !!

A Queens-based cookie chain is opening a location in Forest Hills next week.

Chip City, which was founded in Astoria, is opening a store at 72-34 Austin St. The grand opening will be on Friday, Jan 14 at 11 a.m. and the first 100 customers will receive a free cookie.

The cookie chain is best known for its “ooey gooey,” thick cookies and zany flavors. Some fan favorites include chocolate chip, funfetti, chocolate peanut butter, blueberry cheesecake, peanut butter & jelly, s’mores and lemon berry.

The company, originally known as Chip, has about 40 cookie recipes and offers a menu of four flavors that rotate daily in each store. The cookies are baked in-shop with premade batter mixed at Chip City’s commercial kitchen.

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Actress Drew Barrymore Gifts Forest Hills Nurse A Full Home Renovation

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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

BREAKING NEWS!! Sotheby’s International Realty Named Top Luxury Brokerage!

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Breaking News! Sotheby’s International Realty Has Just Been Named The Industry’s Top Luxury Brokerage By The Leading News Source For Real Estate Professionals…Inman!!
Truly Nothing Compares!! Congratulations All Around!!
Read What Philip White, President And Chief Executive Officer Had To Say:
“I am pleased to share that at yesterday’s 2021 Inman Luxury Connect conference, Sotheby’s International Realty was awarded the honor of Top Luxury Brokerage, inducting the brand into the prestigious Golden I Club after two months of voting and 300 nominations.
The Golden I Club recognizes real estate professionals who consistently push the boundaries of what’s possible in the industry, from cutting-edge marketing, trailblazing technology, record-breaking sales, and high-quality service, which all help define our great brand.
The recognition of this prestigious award is a testament to each of you and proof that nothing compares to what we can accomplish together. Congratulations on this recognition and thank you for your ongoing commitment to our very high standards.”

International Tennis Contest Returning To The Forest Hills West Side Tennis Club This Fall

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FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — A Queens tennis stadium will be South Africa’s home turf at an upcoming international tennis event.

Forest Hills’ West Side Tennis Club, which hosted the U.S. Championships — now known as the U.S. Open — from 1923-1977, will host the Davis Cup from Sept. 18-19, a best-of-five match series between South Africa and Venezuela. The event was moved from Venezuela, as the relatively unvaccinated nation struggles against a delta-variant-fueled coronavirus surge.

The stadium last hosted the Davis Cup in 1959, but Jason Weir Smith, the stadium’s director of tennis — who himself is from South Africa — hopes that Queens won’t have to wait another 62 years to host another such tournament.

In recent decades, the historic tennis club has become somewhat overshadowed by the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows — the now home of the U.S. Open, where the Davis Cup was held in 1981.

That venue is hosting the national tennis championship the weekend before the Davis Cup, however, restoring the West Side Tennis Club as the go-to spot for the tournament.

“We could not be more excited to bring world class tennis back to the West Side Tennis Club, one of the most historic venues in American sports,” said West Side Tennis Club president Monika Jain in a news statement.

Tickets can be ordered by emailing RWalker@NewChapterMedia.com, according to the event site, but pricing information is not available online. Davis Cup representatives did not immediately respond to Patch’s inquiry about how much tickets cost.

The event will kick off at 11 a.m. on Sept. 18 with two best-of-three-set singles matches. The second day, also starting at 11 a.m., will feature the reverse two best-of-three-set singles matches and a best-of-three-set doubles match.

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Have You Made Your Reservations Yet?? NYC Restaurant Week Starts Monday Including 7 Yummy Spots In Forest Hills!

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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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