01/23/15 12:00pm

1Douglaston
7 Beverly Road
Broker: Douglas Elliman
Price: $2,388,000
Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
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2Long Island City
27-28 Thomson Avenue
Broker: Town Residential
Price: $1,399,000
Sunday, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
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3East Elmhurst
30-38 90th Street
Broker: Exit Realty Success
Price: $678,000
Sunday, 11:00 – 2:00 pm
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4Rockaway Beach
221 Beach 80th Street
Broker: Century 21
Price: $249,999
Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
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westway-motor-inn-homless-shelter-astoria

Next Thursday, Janurary 15th, the Department of Homeless Services is holding a public hearing in regards to making the Westway Motor Inn a permanent homeless shelter for 121 families. Over the summer, the DHS received a six-month contract to use the hotel as a shelter, angering pols and residents who were not previously notified or consulted about the decision. Now, Astoria Post reports, the city needs to “approve the Westway ‘contract’ before it becomes a permanent facility,” meaning that a public hearing is in order.

The shelter is located at 71-11 Astoria Boulevard, on the border of Astoria and East Elmhurst. The public hearing will actually be held in Manhattan, at 125 Worth Street at 10 am. (Following the hearing, the Comptroller will review the contract and make a final decision.) A public hearing back in July raised concerns over community safety, school overcrowding, increase in property taxes and crime.

Public Hearing Scheduled on Westway, Homeless Services Takes Steps to Make Shelter Permanent [Astoria Post]
Residents and Pols Oppose Conversion of Westway Motor Inn to Homeless Shelter [Q'Stoner]

Photo via Google Maps

12/19/14 12:00pm

1Flushing
144-04 29th Avenue
Broker: Re/Max
Price: $959,000
Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
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2Jamaica
196-06 110th Avenue
Broker: Winzone Realty
Price: $569,000
Sunday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
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3East Elmhurst
25-40 98th Street
Broker: Exit Kingdom
Price: $499,999
Saturday, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
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4Queens Village
99-35 211th Place
Broker: Exit Realty First Choice
Price: $475,000
Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
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12/19/14 11:00am

There’s a little parcel of a neighborhood east of Astoria and north of Jackson Heights, east of the bail bonds offices of Hazen Street, north of the whizzing Grand Central Parkway and west of LaGuardia Airport’s expanse, containing a couple of surprising artifacts. Stop for lunch at the chrome-plated Airline Diner, built in 1952, at Astoria Boulevard and 70th Street where a scene from Goodfellas was filmed, make your way up Hazen, where buses enroute to Rikers Island roll past, detour a little down 77th Street; east on 19th Road brings you to one of Queens’ oldest homes.

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12/12/14 12:00pm

1Astoria
24-43 33rd Street
Broker: Charles Rutenberg
Price: $1,195,000
Saturday, 11:00 – 1:00 pm
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4East Elmhurst
24-22 98th Street
Broker: Breezes Brokerage
Price: $569,000
Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
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2Middle Village
60-36 78th Street
Broker: Coldwell Banker Phillips
Price: $548,000
Saturday, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
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3Jamaica
145-72 159th Street
Broker: Exit Realty First Choice
Price: $359,995
Saturday, 12:00 – 1:30
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105-05-ditmars-blvd

This brick Colonial caught our eye, not just because of its stately presence but also for its asking price. The home is located at 105-05 Ditmars Boulevard, in East Elmhurst way out by LaGuardia Airport. While we do love the exterior, there are no photos of the interior, or even details on what kind of shape the property is in. All we know is that it’s an 8,800-square-foot lot and the price tag is $1,699,999. That seems crazy, crazy high to us, even if the interior is in good shape. The zoning doesn’t allow for dense development here, so it’s not an investment property either. Who knows what the brokers were thinking.

105-05 Ditmars Boulevard [Winzone Realty] GMAP

10/31/14 4:00pm

lent-riker-smith-homestead-queens

Tomorrow, the Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead will open up for public tours. Dutch settler Abraham Riker built the home in 1665, at 78-03 19th Road in East Elmhurst. The current owners began restoring the property in 1980, and started offering the occasional tour of what is the oldest private residence in the borough. (The title of the oldest home in Queens actually belongs to the Bowne House in Flushing.)

DNAinfo reports that the tour will offer a rare glimpse of the Riker burial ground in the backyard — it houses the remains of 132 family descendants of the property. Guests will also see restorations inside the home and the surrounding gardens. (Check out photos of the property at the official website.) The tour begins at 3 pm, and RSVPs to info@rikerhome.com are encouraged. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased at the door.

Get a Rare Look Inside 350-Year-Old Queens Home and Backyard Cemetery [DNAinfo]

Photo via the Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead

10/24/14 12:00pm

2Middle Village
62-04 80th Street
Broker: Happy 8 Realty Corp.
Price: $699,000
Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
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1Jamaica Hills
165-32 Chapin Court
Broker: Century 21
Price: $668,000
Sunday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
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3Flushing
150-16 77th Avenue
Broker: Keller Williams
Price: $619,000
Sunday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
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4East Elmhurst
25-40 98th Street
Broker: Exit Kingdom Realty
Price: $525,000
Sunday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
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10/17/14 12:00pm

1Forest Hills
62 Rockrose Place
Broker: Apre Inc.
Price: $1,950,000
Sunday, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
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2East Elmhurst
23-43 95th Street
Broker: Exit Realty Genesis
Price: $545,000
Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
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3Woodhaven
85-18 80th Street
Broker: National Homes Direct
Price: $515,000
Saturday, 11:00 – 3:00 pm
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4Astoria
2106 35th Street, #2B
Broker: Douglas Elliman
Price: $339,000
Sunday, 11:00 – 1:00 pm
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10/03/14 12:00pm

1Douglaston
363 Grosvenor Street
Broker: Bryce REA Assoc
Price: $1,179,000
Sunday, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
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30-06 29th Street, #5L
Broker: Douglas Elliman
Price: $779,000
Sunday, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
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2East Elmhurst
24-13 Humphrey Street
Broker: Exit Realty Genesis
Price: $639,000
Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
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4Rego Park
99-31 64th Avenue
Broker: Flat Fee Express
Price: $298,000
Sunday, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
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