Here’s a listing for a two-bedroom, one-bath co-op with sunroom in one of our favorite Jackson Heights apartment buildings, Laburnum Court. This is one of only a handful of buildings in Jackson Heights with fireplaces. It also has a foyer, French doors between the dining and living rooms, high ceilings, oak floors inlaid with mahogany and maple, a shared garden, and lots of light from all four directions. The preview page for the listing says it’s a fixer-upper; unfortunately there are no interior photos, so we don’t know if the apartment has all its original details, but it does have the original 1920s fireplace. The building is close to the express trains and requires 10 percent down. The maintenance is $787. The one obvious drawback: The unit is on the first floor. Given that it needs some work and is on the first floor, what do you think of the price of $375,000?
37-16 80th Street [MPC Properties] GMAP P*Shark
After nine neighborhood assemblies and public meetings in Astoria, Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, the Woodside Houses, the Queensbridge Houses and the Big Six Towers, residents of the 26th District have pitched hundreds of ideas for an upcoming participatory budgeting vote. Several hundred residents showed up to the meetings, which took place over the past […]
The proposal to extend the Motor Parkway Greenway is making headway! Last night, Queens Community Board 13 unanimously endorsed a proposal to extend the bicycle and pedestrian path eastward towards Glen Oaks. Currently, the greenway begins at Cunningham Park and abruptly ends at Winchester Boulevard. The organization pushing for this extension wants to create a […]
This month, the Aperitif Bistro Lounge Wine Bar opened at 213-41 39th Avenue, in Bayside. (It’s the former location of Bentley’s Off Bell, which is predictably located right off Bell Bouelvard.) This is the second location of the restaurant; the first is located in Long Island. The menu focuses on “French cuisine infused with a […]
It’s not hard to follow; it just has a long title: Screening Room, or, The Return of Andrea Kleine (as revealed through a re-enactment of a 1977 television program about a ‘long and baffling’ film by Yvonne Rainer). Kleine describes herself as an “avant auteur,” “former vaudevillian,” “wayward dancer,” and “literature writer.” But in Screening Room, […]
Calling all renovators! This Ridgewood townhouse at 18-40 Summerfield Street has got promise but it’s going to need a lot of work. It’s currently configured as three different apartments over a semi-finished basement, but this would be beautiful as a single-family home. The single interior photo shows that there are still traces of original detail […]