12/11/14 12:00pm


Here is a very cute townhouse rental from Forest Hills, at 68-35 Juno Street. There are three bedrooms, and the listing says the master bed comes with a large walk-in closet that could double as an office. We especially like that wood-burning fireplace in the living room. Other perks include a basement space, washer/dryer, and what looks to be a nicely renovated kitchen. The asking rent comes in at $3,700 a month.

68-35 Juno Street [Exit Kingdom] GMAP

12/09/14 2:00pm


First an indie coffee shop, now a “tiki bar–cum–cocktail club” for Forest Hills. Edge of the City pointed us to this Time Out article published in late November about End of the Century Bar, now open at 104-08 Metropolitan Avenue between 71st Drive and 72nd Avenue. It is the work of bartenders who have done stints at Pegu Club, PKNY and Maison Premiere. Here, they came up with a menu of classic cocktails with some twists — scorpion bowls, moscow mules, a rum-absinthe-lime punch, and more. And the decor sounds cool, too: “Inspired by the trio’s own homes, the walls are dotted with Indonesian masks, maracas from Cuba, vintage Russian cameras and linens from Japan,” says Time Out.

Anybody checked this place out yet?

Tiki Bar–Cum–Cocktail Club End of the Century Bar Hits Forest Hills [Time Out] GMAP

Photo by Filip Wolak via Time Out

12/09/14 1:00pm


Go ahead, deck the halls. But for real holiday inspiration, head over to any one of four fantastic concerts scheduled for this upcoming, jam-packed weekend. The fun begins on Friday with a special show at Queens Museum featuring the Corona Youth Orchestra, the Corona Children’s Orchestra, and the No Frontiers Children’s Orchestra playing Beethoven and other classics. There’s a double dose on Saturday, as the Forest Hills Choir performs a collection of choral pieces, such as “Magnificat” and “O Magnum Mysterium,” which honor the Virgin Mary. At night, the Queens College Choral Society, whose membership includes high school students and adults who have been with the group for more than 40 years, does Handel’s Messiah and other favorites with a full orchestra. Finish the fix — and get another dose of Handel’s Messiah – on Sunday when Our Lady of Martyrs Church’s Sacred Music Society joins forces with the Oratorio Society of Queens to offer an annual concert that always involves tremendous audience participation.

Four sets of details after the jump. (more…)

12/03/14 12:00pm


This one-bedroom co-op at 111-50 75th Road, in Forest Hills, is interesting. There’s no floor plan so we can’t quite tell how it’s all laid out. There’s sort of an open dining room space (or just a really big hallway) and a kind of odd-looking kitchen. Still, there’s something charming about it, and it looks like the unit has good bones. It’s also a large one bedroom, giving a buyer plenty to work with. So what say you about the ask of $249,000?

111-50 75th Road [Realty Executives Today] GMAP

11/18/14 12:00pm


We’re totally smitten with this single-family home in Forest Hills, at 68-45 Groton Street. It’s asking $859,000. And it’s charming inside and out, with a front porch and backyard and beautiful hardwood floors. The biggest catch, as far as we can tell? There are three bedrooms but only one full bathroom. (There’s another half bathroom, as well.) Think this property is worth its asking price?

68-45 Groton Street [Keller Williams] GMAP

11/18/14 9:00am


We knew there was tons of demand at the Forest Hills condo building The Aston, with 1,000 prospective buyers clamoring to see the one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments upon the sales launch in October. Now The Marketing Directors have reported that 50 percent of the units have sold after just four weeks.

There are only 97 units in the building, with one bedrooms starting from $455,000, two bedrooms from $790,000 and three bedrooms from $1,400,000. So far the apartments are selling at ask, but the three-bedroom units (there are three of them) haven’t been spoken for yet. Building amenities include a gym, outdoor terrace, parking garage and concierge.

All Aston coverage [Q'Stoner] GMAP

11/13/14 1:00pm


The Queens hills are alive with the sound of music…high quality and diverse music. This weekend there’s something for just about every ear as bands are ready to play jazz, symphony, folk, classical, Irish, and bee bop. There’s even an autism-friendly trombone concert. Details on seven performances are after the jump.


11/07/14 12:00pm

1Forest Hills
55 Wendover Road
Broker: Terrace Sotheby’s
Price: $2,100,000
Sunday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

42-67 Murray Street
Broker: Edna Mashaal Realty
Price: $798,888
Sunday, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

3Richmond Hill
105-42 133rd Street
Broker: Century 21
Price: $699,000
Sunday, 12:00 – 3:00 pm

4Jackson Heights
34-40 79th Street
Broker: Halstead
Price: $219,000
Sunday, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

11/05/14 12:00pm


This three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom co-op at 113-14 72nd Road, in Forest Hills, is asking $609,000. The unit boasts a massive, open living and dining room — seems like tons of potential there. But with the huge living space you’re also getting a small, narrow kitchen that looks like it needs a makeover. The bathrooms, too, could use some TLC. Otherwise it looks like a well-kept, modernized space with a private terrace to boot. The location, right off the park and a few blocks from Austin Street, isn’t bad either.

113-14 72nd Road [Century 21] GMAP

10/22/14 12:00pm


This attached Tudor townhouse at 67-97 Clyde Street, in Forest Hills, is priced at $855,000. It’s a quirky, historic exterior with a nice front garden, and the interior is completely modernized. Recessed lighting, new fixtures, and what looks to be a stone wall in one of the bathrooms. There’s a patio backyard with a one-car garage. Considering this isn’t a large property, it’s a significant ask. What do you think it’ll get?

67-97 Clyde Street [Keller Williams] GMAP