It’s like the 80′s never ended! This house at 215-44 24th Avenue in Bayside certainly has a lot going for it on paper–over 3,300 square feet of space, two-car garage, water views of Little Neck Bay–but also it’s got a distinctive aesthetic that may not be for everyone. All that good stuff will cost you though: The asking price on the split-level house is $1,150,000. 215-44 24th Avenue [Citi Habitats] GMAP
There’s something special about a bicycle shop. From the attentive service and professional advice, a pro bike shop can outfit you with the custom bipedal ride of your dreams. Proper fitting and selection is always an issue, so you want the right bike for the job at the right size whether off-roading, touring, or just a joyride. But let’s face it: frequent use can lead to a lot of wear and tear, sometimes wheels get dented or pedals fall off. Rest assure, most large and small shops are full service offering a variety of assistance after the sale from tune-ups to parts replacement and repair whether for adults, kids, or professional cyclists.
It doesn’t matter if you’re cycling the entire Queens Green Belt or simply commuting to work, there’s a professional bicycle shop each with it’s own style, specialization, and deals so shop around. The weather outside is getting warmer and it’s time to ride. Visit one of these shops for a great experience:
Roberts Bicycles. For over forty years Roberts Bicycles of Bayside has been outfitting the community with hand-built models and a wide selection from BMX to mountain bikes to baby bikes and everything in between. Roberts Bicycles has something to suit the most consummate tastes including helmets and apparel. Trained technicians are on staff to answer your questions and guide you through the selection process.
Peak Bikes. Offering free tune ups for life, Peak Bicycle Pro Shop of Douglaston focuses on the mountain bike crowd. Walk in and staff are eager to talk up bikes while the cycling community often gather here to organize rides in nearby Cunningham Park. Order a custom model, or restore your childhood cruiser.
Spin City Cycle. Located in Forest Hills, Spin City Cycles encourages customers to come in for a test ride on all of their models. With cycling being such a popular activity in Queens, sometimes a repair shop can be backlogged, so for those eager to get back in the saddle minus the wait, Spin City promises to repair your bicycle in 48 hours or less.
Bellitte Bicycles. You can’t go wrong shopping at the oldest bicycle store in the United States. Since 1918, Bellitte Bicycles of Jamaica has been family owned and operated offering 5,000 models to choose from. Service is a top priority at this huge shop but their low price guarantee is known to draw in customers for over 90 years.
Tony’s Bicycles. Tony’s Bicycles of Astoria has an excellent track record in the cycling community. All of their mechanics are factory trained and certified by companies like Trek, GT, Cannondale, Giant, and many more. Founded in the 1970’s, this bicycle shop is known for their commitment to value and service.
Bike Stop. While visiting Bike Stop you’ll find a wide selection from BMX to road bikes, even bicycles built for two. An eclectic staff offers expertise from different specialties all the while promising the only thing you’ll have to worry about is peddling. The site offers a comprehensive newbies guide to just about every subject ranging from parts and accessories to how to guides such as a buyer’s guide to rechargeable lighting systems.
He’s an equal opportunity offender. Rich Little, a master mimic of more than 200 voices, is famous for making fun of politicians. Over the decades, he has skewered JFK, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Clinton, both Bushes and Obama. The so called “Man of a Thousand Voices” even performed at both Regan inaugurations. Not bad for a Canadian. On April 21, Little will bring the fun to Queensborough Performing Arts Center. But he won’t be alone. The Four Freshmen, a vocal group from the 1950s that keeps reinventing itself, will fill the air with harmony-based songs.
Gorgeous House – Great Location! Palatial Tudor, Totally Renovated, With Beautiful Architectural Details And Wood Floors Throughout. Cac, Large Backyard, And A Multipurpose 4-Room Suite With Separate Entrance. See This Property »
Beautifully Renovated Charming Tudor In Great Location, Great Open Layout W/ Hardwood Floors Thruout & Possibilites Of Extension. Plumbing And Electric Replaced Few Years Ago And Refinieshed Stucco Recently. Seperate Heating And Cooling System For Each Floor. Zoned For Best School Ps.188. Near Express Bus To City And Park. See This Property »
Renovated Unit W/2 Bdrms, 2 Full Baths, And Balcony To Enjoy Sunrises And Sunsets. Top Of The Line Appliances. Washer/Dryer, Custom Closets & Built-In Cabinetry. Amenities Incl. Fully Equipped Health Club, 60′ Lap Pool, Sundeck. Billiards Room, Game Room, 24 Hr. Concierge And Doorman. Banquet Room. Express E & F Trains 20 Minutes To NYC. See This Property »
LUXURY BOUTIQUE 1BR CONDO – W/PRIVATE STORAGE, Long Island City
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
715 square feet
This home is designed and beautifully realized with rich American walnut floors and stylish appointments that are casual and sleek, flexible and functional. Expansive windows invite an abundance of natural light into your home, along with sprawling views of the city, river and skyline from your own Pvt balcony. THE KITCHEN Features like Italian-crafted Pedini cabinetry, stainless steel appliances by Bosch and Fisher & Paykel, Caesar stone countertops and white glass backsplash create a kitchen whose functionality is only surpassed by beauty. The bath’s elegance is best defined by its exquisite appointments: Kohler fixtures, XILO and Lagos Azul tiles, Siberian marble vanity top, Zen soaking tub. THE BUILDING AMENITIES ARE ELEGANT FROM EVERY ANGLE A lobby with ambiance, a concierge with a smile: The entrance of Ten63 is the gateway to a world of warmth, comfort and attention. Think of it as an extension of your living room – a place to welcome friends, chat with neighbors and greet the day. THOUGHTFUL FROM EVERY ANGLE Relax and catch a sunset from atop the private roof deck, work out in our fitness center for enjoy a movie with friends in the screening room—Ten63 features an array of amenities made to match every lifestyle. Additional conveniences are, your own large pvt storage space. See This Property »
Huge South Facing 3 Bedroom Condo, 1409 Sqft! Hardwood Flr, Updated Kitchen With Granite & Bath. Lots Of Closets. Indoor Garage Parking. Bayside Mews Condominium Is Located Adjacent To Bay Terrace Shopping Center, Express Bus To Manhattan With In Two Blocks. You Can Also Take Advantage Of The Facilities Of Bay Club Including Tennis, Gym, Pool, And Sauna For An Extra Fee. See This Property »
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There’s been much recent enthusiasm for cycling in Queens. The Tour de Queens bike race draws 2,000 riders every year and the LIC Bike Parade has been ever popular. In East Flushing, the Kissena Velodrome has been made somewhat of a comeback.
Astoria Park bike lanes – Astoria - The bike lanes extend all the way from 20th Ave to Astoria Park South along the waterfront, which is split up between Ralph deMarco Park and Astoria Park proper. On the stretch between Ditmars Blvd. and 20th Ave, it’s a shared lane (bladers, walkers/runners, cyclists) and is indicated as such. See Update on the Astoria Park bike lanes.
Cross Island Parkway Greenway – Bayside - Enjoy a view of the Throgs Neck Bridge from Little Bay Park at the north end of this path. Then proceed past Fort Totten — adventurous spirits should take a detour to explore the 19th century artillery battery — and onto Joe Michaels Mile, a stretch popular with runners and rollerbladers. Continue south along the waterfront route for more uninterrupted riding.
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Image Source: Queensborough Performing Arts Center
It’s the country’s longest-running, multicultural song-and-dance company. The Duquesne University Tamburitzans form a unique ensemble of young folk artists dedicated to the performance and preservation of the music, songs and dances of Eastern Europe. On April 7, this 36-performer troupe will take the audience at Queensborough Performing Arts Center on a cultural tour through the towns, back roads and villages of such countries as Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Slovakia, Greece and Russia with fresh, live music performed on authentic instruments with hundreds of colorful costumes.
Complete Brick Semi-Detached Colonial Located On Midblock. Very Close To Shopping, Subway, Public Transportation & School. Well Maintained And Tastefully Furnished/Decorated, Four Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, Living Room, Formal Dining Room, Kitchen, Eat In Kitchen, Skylight On Second Floor. See This Property »
Elton John, Cat Stevens, Carly Simon, Barry Manilow, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and Tommy James & The Shondells are household names in the United States. Now it’s time for others to shine! On March 23, the men who sang back up to these and other mega-stars will headline a concert at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center. Their voices will sound very familiar as they perform hit after hit from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Plus, a funnyman who needs no backup, Comedy Central’s John Carfi, will open the show.
Here are some of the properties we’ve featured in QueensNYC this week – three co-ops and a condo in Bayside, Jackson Heights, Beechhurst, and LIC.
23-35 Bell Blvd, #5J, Bayside, NY 11360 (GMAP) - This 1 bed/1 bath co-op in the Bay Country community in Bayside is priced at $249,000. There is a lot of sunlight and newly refinished hardwood floors throughout the unit. The kitchen is a good size for a galley kitchen, with stainless steel appliances, and has an eat-in area, and a breakfast bar. There is also a separate dining room. The building even has its own tennis courts for residents to use. The unit has winter water views and has ownership of two parking spots. The building is right across the street from the big Bay Terrace shopping center, and is convenient to a numer of bus lines (Q13, Q28). It’s located a little over a mile from the Bayside LIRR station.