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Food, more food, and books on food. What’s not to like? The Entrepreneur Space is a kitchen-and-business incubator that has about 175 clients who make everything from Finnish bread to designer marshmallows to catered finger food. On February 3rd, this Long Island City-based venue will celebrate its fourth birthday with about 30 clients providing samples of […]
How cute is this Tudor-style ranch home, at 171-33 119th Road in Jamaica? It’s currently configured as a two bedroom, but the listing says it could be three. Although it’s a cozy space it comes with a finished basement and a backyard in dire need of some TLC. (That mirrored wall in the kitchen has […]
On the west side just south of 39th Avenue, we find the venerable fish-scale mansard roofed John William Ahles House (built in 1873). According to longtime Bayside historian Joan Brown Wettingfeld, in 1873, Robert Bell, nephew of Abraham Bell, a local landowner for whom Bell Boulevard is named, built this house for his daughter, Lillie and […]
2014 was a really good year for Jackson Heights real estate. So says Daniel Karatzas of Beaudoin Realty Group, who released his fourth quarter sales report on the neighborhood. He remarks on the number of records set in the past year alone: $2,100,000 for a three-family house, $999,000 for a two-family house, $915,000 for a […]
Well, that was anticlimactic. Last night’s snowstorm was predicted to dump up to three feet of snow on NYC, causing a transportation ban and the suspension of all subway service. The transportation ban has been lifted and subways and buses resumed with limited service. A full Sunday schedule will begin at noon, but you should […]