A little Inn Sight Into Old Forest Hills


One of the most historic sites in Forest Hills, the Forest Hills Inn at 1 Station Square, is celebrating its history with a new exhibition in its wood-paneled lobby.

The permanent “Inn-sight to Yesterday” display includes restored postcard prints reflecting on its 1912 through its conversion into a residence in 1967, as well as the history of Station Square and its connecting buildings including The Raleigh, The Marlboro, and LIRR station. Also featured in the display are matchbook covers, menus, ads, letters, and an account card.

“When you find old files, you are very surprised,” said George Hoban, president of the board of the Station Square Inn Apartments Corporation, who discovered a treasure trove of memorabilia in an abandoned attic. “When someone would book a hotel room back in the early 1950s, they would get a confirmation by mail, including a self-addressed postcard, where they would place their banking information. Continue Reading ›

Open House This Saturday, April 14 for Summer At The Kew-Forest School

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The Kew-Forest School will be hosting an Open House this Saturday, April 14th from 10am – 12pm.

All children entering pre-K to 8th Grade are welcome.  The camp runs from July 2 – August 17 from 9 am – 4 pm and campers can register by the day, week or for the full 7 weeks. Before and after care is also available. Continue Reading ›

Forest Hills Station Square To Undergo Major Renovation Starting This Month

Station Square, the historic center of Forest Hills, is about to undergo an upgrade.

The Forest Hills Gardens Corporation’s board of directors announced in an April 6 email that the renovations of the square, which was built in 1912, will begin this month and continue until the end of the year. The renovation will feature utility upgrades and the restoration of the road surface. Continue Reading ›

Glendale School Site’s Roots Trace Back To A Popular Saloon & Hotel: Our Neighborhood, The Way It Was

Photo courtesy of the Queens Library Digital Archives

It’s hard for many Glendale residents to imagine, but the site of what is today Redeemer Lutheran School was once one of the neighborhood’s most popular drinking establishments.

Hofmann House Hotel opened in 1902 at the corner of Cooper Avenue and Lafayette Street (present-day 69th Place). It was operated by Sebastian Hofmann and his wife, Lena, who were Brooklyn residents. They purchased the site, which was previously farmland, for the tidy sum of $2,195 and erected the hotel there over the course of a year. Continue Reading ›

The Other Queens Subway To The World’s Fair: Our Neighborhood, The Way it Was

Photo courtesy of Queens Library Digital Archives
Photo courtesy of Queens Library Digital Archives
The World’s Fair Railroad running through an area that is now the Van Wyck Expressway.

Old Timer’s Note — We’re indebted this week to Joseph Raskin, one of the city’s foremost transit historians and former MTA director of governmental relations, for this week’s story about the World’s Fair IND, a special subway line in Queens during the 1939-40 World’s Fair.

Two World’s Fairs have been held on the grounds of what is now Flushing Meadows Corona Park, in 1939-40 and 1964-65. Given their continuing service past the park (and possibly helped by a catchy song advertising subway service to the 1964-65 Fair), most people will think that public transit access to the Fairs came only from the still-existing services to the north of the park, MTA New York City Transit’s Flushing Line along Roosevelt Avenue and the Long Island Rail Road’s Port Washington Line.

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The World’s Fair Is Coming Back to Queens in a Very 2018 Way!!

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If your parents or grandparents were in the New York City area in the early 1960s, you probably heard lots of stories about all the cool inventions and park rides they saw at the New York World’s Fair.

The famous fair held between 1964 and 1965 at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park included 140 pavilions, 110 restaurants, and 45 additional attractions. It was, for many attendees, their first interaction with computers and other “futuristic” technologies presented by corporations like IBM and Bell System. Plus, about 80 nations and 24 states were represented during the fair. Continue Reading ›


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99-07 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills Queens, New York 11375
Rarely available attached 2 Family Brick Townhouse located on tree lined Ascan Avenue. Offering over 2,500 square feet of living space, the home is renovated in a modern, clean, open style by Award Winning Architects. Features include beautiful hardwood floors, renovated kitchens and baths, new electric, plumbing, new burner, boiler, and brick repointing. All utilities are separate for both apartments.

A) Duplex (1st and 2nd Floor) with Finished Basement, approx 1900 sq. ft., plus Backyard and Garage:

1st Floor:
Open plan Living Room and Dining Room, with French Doors leading to a backyard. Kitchen, with Maple Cabinets, Granite Countertops and Stainless Steel Appliances. Approx 630 sq feet.

2nd Floor:
2 Large Bedrooms and Full Bathroom. Approx 630 sq feet.

Finished Studio/Office/Rec Room, Full Bathroom, Storage, Washer, Dryer, Utilities Room. Has a separate entrance in front. Approx 630 sq feet.

Nice seating area with an electric retractable awning, trees, plants, BBQ.

One car garage:

B) Apartment (3rd Floor), approx 630 sq feet

3rd Floor:
Bright, Clean, Living Room with Skylight, Eat in Kitchen, 1 Bedroom, 1 Study, 1 Bath. Wood Floors. Lots of windows and light

This very desirable location is immediate to Forest Hills Gardens in one of the best school districts in New York City. Zoned for PS 101, it is a short distance to shopping, restaurants and movies on Austin Street and Metropolitan Avenue andto transportation by LIRR and express subway at 71st/Continental Avenue. Property Size: 1,800 sq. ft. approx. Interior Sq. Footage: 2,448 sq. ft. approx. Taxes: $8,792/yr. approx.


111-29 75th Road, Forest Hills Queens, New York 11375
EXCLUSIVE LISTING OF TERRACE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY. This charming attached Brick townhouse with three Bedrooms and two full Baths features classic Tudor architectural details including a wood burning fireplace in the Living Room, stucco surfaced walls, original moldings, and hardwood floors. Additionally there is an exposed Brick wall in the Master Bedroom and a vaulted ceiling with a skylight in the second floor Bathroom. The house has been updated with Pella windows and central air conditioning. To the rear of the home is a landscaped brick patio which opens to a large common park area for the exclusive use of Arbor Close residents. The front of the house faces south & east and the back faces north & west. 1st FL: Entry foyer with slate tile, LR with fireplace and built in cabinetry. Renovated open concept kitchen with center island and granite countertops. There is custom cabinetry including custom built radiator covers throughout the house. 2nd FL: three Bedrooms and a full hall Bath with vaulted ceiling and skylight. 3rd FL: attic and storage space. Basement: Finished with laundry room, full Bath and built in cabinetry with lots of closets, recessed lighting and a separate door to the rear of the home. Property Size: 1,242 sq. ft. approx. Interior Sq. Footage: 1,278 sq. ft. approx. Taxes: $7,427/yr. approx.

One of the Most Anticipated NYC Spring Restaurant Openings of 2017 Is In Queens!!



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Queens Bully

Projected opening: April

Rohan Aggarwal and Suraj Patel will open their debut restaurant, Queens Bully, in Forest Hills. Named after the iconic Queens Boulevard, the gastropub will focus on comfort food and barbecue inspired by the diverse cultures that exist throughout the borough. Items, like smoked jerk chicken and Corona pork tacos, will feature locally sourced vegetables and herbs grown on the premises. To drink, there will be local craft beers and wines as well as bourbon-, rye- and whiskey-centric cocktails.

113-30 Queens Blvd, Queens