The Forest Hills Greenmarket, originally slated to close for the season on December 29th, will likely extend its run year-round. Edge of the City picks up on a few signs that the market will continue, including word from one of the market organizers. There’s also a petition going around to keep it running — if you’d like to sign it, stop by the Greenmarket’s information table on Sunday and ask about the petition.
This house at 120 Puritan Avenue features many things we love about Forest Hills Gardens homes: a Tudor facade, a green leafy yard, and details like hardwood floors and stained glass. A new owner may feel tempted to take out some of the wallpaper and carpeting, but otherwise the house looks like it is in decent shape. It’s asking $2,150,000, which seems high considering the upgrades it’ll need. 40 Markwood Place sold recently for $2,320,000, but that home rocked some pretty impressive details.
Forest Hills is getting a new burger joint in seven days! Edge of the City noticed the Twist and Smash’d awning up at 72-06 Austin Street — the photo above comes from the businesses’ Facebook page. Earlier this fall, Twist and Smash’d set up shop in front of the storefront for the Forest Hills Fall Festival. You can see the menu here.
Here’s a Twitter shot taken today of the 7-Eleven under construction on Queens Boulevard, right next to the Red Mango outpost at 70th Road. Edge of the City hears that the mega chain will open at this location in February. GMAP
This two-bedroom rental at 100-19 Ascan Avenue, in Forest Hills, looks very charming. We wish there were a few more pictures, but from what we can tell there are large windows, an updated kitchen, nicely-sized bedrooms and a few quirks here and there. And it’s just a few blocks away from the park. What do you make of the monthly rent, $1,950?
A reader wrote in to shed a little light on 72 Tennis Place, the Forest Hills Gardens home that hit public records this week for an impressive $4,300,000. The number came with few details; the Sotheby’s listing had already been pulled. Our tipster reports: “It is really about 8,000 square feet, a bit over 5,000 square feet above ground, two car garage, finished construction in 2005 I believe.” The Wall Street Journal actually listed the property as a House of the Day back in 2010, when it was asking $5,999,000. We would have guessed the house was old, but the previous owners actually demolished the existing home on site and built this one. It cost the owners a total of $2,500,000 to build. The Wall Street Journal calls this a “seven-bedroom Tudor with international influences.” See tons of interior pictures here.
It’s become a hobby of ours to track the big-ticket sales in Forest Hills Gardens, and man — is this one a doozy. The Tudor single-family home at 72 Tennis Place just hit public records for $4,300,000. It looks like Sotheby’s listed the home but has since pulled the listing. We found one interior photo, which you can see after the jump. Otherwise, Streeteasy tells us that the pad is 3,798 square feet but not much else. Anybody have more intel on this home and its sale? Hit up the tipline… GMAP(more…)
This two-bedroom apartment in Forest Hills comes from the Cromwell Co-op building, 69-60 108th Street. It’s a straightforward, spacious unit that doesn’t have any frills but looks well-kept regardless. We definitely see potential here. Asking price is $379,000, no word on monthly maintenance.
Sorry Forest Hills! It looks like Austin Street is not getting an H&M. DNAinfo reports that a medical center will fill 75 percent of the new commercial build at 71-53 Austin Street. The developer is still looking for one more tenant to fill the smaller space. The walk-in medical facility (run by ProHealth) should open early next year and will serve both adults and children.
Another Forest Hills Tudor off the market for big bucks. 92 Greenway North, listed for $2,150,000 in February 2012, hit public records for $1,950,000. Here’s what the listing says:
This ideal home was carefully renovated with new windows, kitchen and baths, and electric, gas and heating systems. Central air conditioning, an in ground sprinkler system and a security system have all been incorporated into the property. Additionally, the fireplace and chimney, hardwood floors, and central staircase have also been beautifully restored.