Where To See The 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation !!

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation is an event unto itself. See the larger-than-life balloons come to life the night before the parade. Photo by Anthony Quintano/CC BY 2.0

Thanksgiving in New York City wouldn’t be what it is without the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you’re eager to take your kids to glimpse those giant balloons and don’t want to rise before dawn, visit the area near the American Museum of Natural History on Wednesday, November 24, 2022, to watch the giants come to life during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation.

While the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation is far from crowd-free, it’s an only-in-New York event all its own—and a must-do holiday event for families. Read on for tips on when to go and where to eat. In need of more holiday inspiration? Visit our NYC Kids Thanksgiving Fun Guide.

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Snoopy gets ready for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Photo by the author

 

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ANOTHER RECORD SALE IN FOREST HILLS GARDENS BY TERRACE SOTHEBY’S INTL REALTY !

 

JUST SOLD!

Congratulations To The Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty Team On Another Significant Sale In Forest Hills Gardens!!   SOLD & CLOSED !

“ELEGANT EMBASSY ROW COLONIAL”

191 Greenway North, Forest Hills Gardens Queens, NYC

Beautifully maintained sun filled Center Hall Colonial on Embassy Row featuring a magnificent, professionally landscape garden, separate 2 car garage with private driveway, in-ground sprinklers, 4 zone heat, 2 zone central air, hardwood floors, and new Pella windows. First floor:  Grand entrance foyer leads to a gracious Living Room with wood burning fireplace featuring a tastefully carved marble mantle. Separate formal Dining Room with beamed tray ceiling and built-in cabinetry opens to a large eat-in Kitchen with custom cabinetry, high end stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.  Sun filled solarium with windows overlooking the garden and door to the patio and expansive bi level garden area. Separate Study/Office with carved wooden beams adorning the ceiling.  Designer Marble and Onyx half bath with hand painted sink. Convenient first floor laundry room with lots of cabinets and storage. Second floor : A generous landing , 4 bedrooms and 2 full Baths. Breathtaking Master suite, a combination of two rooms, with en suite marble Bath. Bathroom has his and hers designer hand painted sinks and high end gold plated fixtures.  The Master Bedroom has its own fireplace adorned with Delft Dutch tiles, a walk-in closet and another large closet with built-ins.  French doors open to an outdoor covered patio. Two other large bedrooms share a hall Bath with a hot tub. There is also another patio off the two bedrooms.  All bedroom closets are cedar lined. Third floor: A spacious room with full Bath, 2 large storage areas and a cedar lined closet perfect for hobby, study, guest or get-away! Basement: The house includes a 1,170 sq. ft. finished basement with custom built-in cabinets, a temperature controlled wine cellar, wet bar, full Bathroom, and storage areas and a separate entrance that leads to rear garden area of the home. The house boasts a huge, unique, beautifully landscaped 2 level garden that is perfect for entertaining.  The fenced-in rear garden displays a large variety of plants and perennial flowers that bloom throughout the Spring and Summer seasons and its layout offers great privacy.  The front perimeter of the home is also professionally landscaped with evergreens and perennials and has 2 brick walkways that were recently replaced. A true gem fit for Royalty!

 

WELCOME TO FOREST HILLS GARDENS FINEST ! Just Sold By Terrace Sotheby’s Intl Realty !

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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.

 

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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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

Villa Charlotte Bronte, The Bronx. Instagram / @nyclovesnyc

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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This Lovely NYC Neighborhood Was Modeled After An English Village

This Lovely NYC Neighborhood Was Modeled After An English Village

Forest Hills offers a little piece of the UK in Queens, with quaint Tudor-style houses and a town center with a LIRR station!

If you’ve ever been to Forest Hills in Queens, you probably felt like you hopped on a flight right across the pond — and that’s on purpose!

Though the main area of the neighborhood resembles other streets in the outer boroughs, once you head down 71st/Continental Ave and hit Forest Hills Station, you won’t believe you’re in NYC.

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YES That’s 204 Billion With A “B”

Sotheby’s International Realty Achieves Historic Year with Record $204 Billion in Global Sales Volume

 

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Luxury Real Estate Brand’s Sales Growth Outpaces Industry Average as Cities Saw Resurgence of Interest

NEW YORKFeb. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that its global network achieved a record US$204 billion in 2021 global sales volume, a 36% increase in sales growth year over year, as U.S. cities saw a resurgence of interest following the pandemic and sales activity in secondary and resort markets around the world remained strong. The brand’s U.S. sales volume grew by 33.8% year over year, significantly outpacing NAR’s national increase of 20.6% from the prior year,¹ underscoring the brand’s leadership in the high-end market. Continue Reading ›

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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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.

Courtesy of Patch.com