Okay, we’ll admit it. We didn’t realize that it was possible to spend $2 million on a condo in Forest Hills. A house? Sure. An apartment? Wouldn’t have thunk it. But, sure enough, the proof is in the pudding of this listing at 112-01 Queens Blvd. The interiors look a little dated to us but you can’t argue with those views. The duplex has two terraces and a private roof deck from which you can see pretty much everywhere, including out over Meadow Lake. Annual taxes on the unit will run you $19,700, which shouldn’t be a problem if you can pony up the $1,989,000 asking price. UPDATE: Commenters have started weighing in below, calling the building “dark and stuffy” and pointing out that in general Forest Hills has very reasonably priced apartments. Click through to see the comments… 112-01 Queens Blvd [SBNY] GMAP
The photos in this listing for 19 Puritan Avenue (aka 19 75 Road) in Forest Hills are woeful but the house itself is pretty nice–and could be very nice with the right touch. That’s another way of saying it’s got good bones but there have been some questionable remodeling decisions over the years. Nothing that would cost too much to remedy though. Plus, it’s just a hop, skip and a car-dodge away to Forest Park. The Center Hall Colonial, which appears to have been in the same family for the past 40 years, is asking $1,988,000. 19 Puritan Avenue [M. Brady & Associates] GMAPP*Shark
What is the meaning of human life? This phrase, of course, is the essence of many existential conversations, but it is also the name of a book by Raymond A. Belliotti. The Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Fredonia has also written the thought-provoking tomes Happiness is Overrated, Roman Philosophy and the Good Life, Stalking Nietzche and Good Sex. On April 22, Belliotti will discuss the meaning of life at the Central Queens Y. Part of the human condition, this Harvard Law School grad with a Ph.D. from the University of Miami argues, is that the questions most important to us evade answers and instead underscore the limitations of human reason. Seriously confronting such questions threatens our mundane lives. Belliotti purports that the meaning of life is best understood through two metaphors: telescopes and slinky toys. Find out what he means on Monday.
Amreeka tells the story of a Palestinian mother who wins a Green Card in a lottery and relocates the family from the West Bank to a Chicago suburb. This funny-but-poignant independent movie debuted at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival before National Geographic Entertainment bought its rights. On April 18, Amreeka will kick off Cinema of Immigration at the Queens Museum of Art. This 10-week series explores the immigrant experience in the U.S. through films that reflect ethnic and cultural diversity. Mark Ethan, an Actors Studio member who has been presenting films at QMA since 1998, will introduce each screening and lead discussions afterward. After opening night, the following films will screen: American, American, April 25; In America, May 2; Anna, May 9; A Better Life, May 16; I Remember Mama, May 23; and The Wedding Banquet, May 30.
Or maybe this guy was just a regular old LIRR fare jumper who thought it better to get on top of the train than stowaway in the bathroom.
Whatever the reason, commuter Boruch Nemtzov, 28, was awaiting his train at the Forest Hills LIRR station when he spotted a guy lying face down on top of a passing train, NYDN reports. “Maybe he was trying to beat a $20 fare,” Nemtzov quipped to the paper. Since the most recent fare increase in March, a peak hours round-trip ride from Manhattan to Forest Hills costs $16.
MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan said the man—whose photo was snapped as he passed through the Forest Hills station—is still at large, though officials are “working to find the individual” since train surfing is “obviously illegal.”
How often does this occur, anyway? “I’ve been working here since ’07, and this is the first time I’ve recalled this happening on the LIRR or Metro North,” Donovan said.
In 2009, Afghanistan passed a law giving Shia men the right to deny their wives food if the women don’t obey their sexual demands. (Shia is a version of Islam.) This legislation also required women to get permission from their husbands if they wanted to work and granted legal guardianship of children to the fathers and even grandfathers, instead of mothers. However, in 2010, advocates were successful in passing the Elimination of Violence Against Women Act, which strengthens sanctions against various forms of violence against women, including making rape a crime for the first time under Afghan law. On April 15, Naheed Bahram will discuss women’s rights in this war-torn country during a special presentation at the Central Queens Y. Bahram, Queens chapter program director for NY Women for Afghan Women — which supports literacy, job education and health care while respecting Afghan traditions and practices – left Afghanistan after the loss of her mother in a bomb explosion in Kabul. Her family migrated to Pakistan, where she graduated from high school and taught English at refugee camps. In 2004, Bahram moved to the U.S., and started working for NY WAW as an intern and volunteer in 2007. She graduated from Queens College in 2011 and currently works full time for NY WAW.
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 »
Now a days, gyms are usually filled with various machines, almost too many for people to choose from. Yet, what if there is an even better way of exercising without using any machines at all?
Ari Harris, the owner and founder of Pharaohs Army Fitness Club, believes that Kettle Bells are the new revolution to a better way of losing weight and staying in shape. “My facility, will have no machines,” Harris said. “My tag line is, ‘we don’t use machines; we build machines.’”
Located on 116-16 Queens Blvd. (GMAP), a busy neighborhood between Kew Gardens and Forest Hills, Harris will be opening an army styled fitness club, where the main focus and equipment will be kettle bells and Total Body Exercise (TRX) suspension.