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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 […]
Transit Shutdown Leaves Streets Empty Near Busy Jamaica Transit Hub [NY1] Two-Alarm Fire Rips Through Bay Terrace Home [NY Daily News] Revitalized Ridgewood Commerical Building with Lucille Roberts Asking $8.5M [Queens Courier] Queens World Film Festival Kicks off in Astoria [Times Ledger] Blizzard 2015 Shuts Down NYC Subways, Cabs, Staten Island Ferry, Bridges, Tunnels [Gothamist] […]
Stay safe and warm tonight, Queens! This afternoon, Mayor de Blasio announced that all schools are closed tomorrow, parks close this evening at 6 pm, and alternate side parking is suspended today, Tuesday and Wednesday. Subways will run on a limited schedule after 7 pm and commuter trains stop at 11 pm. Finally, all non-emergency […]