35-36 79th Street Jackson Heights

This attractive one-bedroom co-op on 79th Street in Jackson Heights has a separate living and dining room, a modern kitchen and plenty of sunlight. It’s a spacious 825 square feet.

The galley kitchen looks newly renovated with quality appliances (and a washer and dryer); it’s quite small, though there is ample cabinet space and the dining room could provide extra space for kitchenwares. (more…)

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This three-bedroom, two-bath co-op in the Jackson Heights Historic District is located in Hawthorne Court, a 1922 five-story building with a garden. There is a woodburning fireplace in the very spacious living room, and there is extra room to fit a dining area.

The kitchen is a good size but doesn’t have that much counter space. It looks like they added two cabinet desks for extra space which could be redesigned. Both of the bathrooms are full bath.

The ask is $840,000 with an estimated monthly mortgage of $3,256.85. There is an elevator in the building, laundry and storage in the basement, and a park-like garden between the buildings.

This area has a lot of great food, and this building is a quick walk away from all of it. There are multiple grocery stores, cafes, and shops to choose from too. The 7, E, F/M, and R trains and Q32, Q33, Q47, Q49, and Q70 buses are all less than a ten-minute walk away. Click through for more photos.

35-49 76 Street, #4 [Laffey Fine Homes] GMAP (more…)

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In a borough largely ignored by NYC’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, the magnificent garden apartments of Jackson Heights are a happy exception. Today’s Jackson Heights is a neighborhood of handsome six-story co-operative apartments, most of which surround a central garden.

They appeared — seemingly out of nowhere — beginning in 1914 when the entire area was not much more than a swampy meadow. The Queensboro Corporation and developer Edward MacDougall built now-landmarked housing along today’s 82nd Street; the area became known as Jackson Heights honoring John C. Jackson, who laid Jackson Avenue, now Northern Boulevard, out across the meadow beginning in 1859.

The boundaries of Jackson Heights proper are fairly well-defined, from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway on the west to about 90th Street on the east, and from Roosevelt Avenue on the south to the Grand Central Parkway (and LaGuardia Airport) on the north.

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This prewar two-bedroom co-op in Historic Jackson Heights is part of a five-story building. The unit is a walk-up, has a formal dining room, and features access to the Hampton Court Garden. The kitchen is a bit narrow, but there is still plenty of counter space. The cabinets, counters, and appliances were recently renovated so tight quarters isn’t a problem here. The listing photos show that the smaller bedroom is a baby’s room, but it looks large enough for any age.

The building has a laundry room and complimentary storage. The ask is $520,000 with monthly fees of $653.

The E, F/M, R, and 7 trains are two avenues over from the building, and the Q32, Q33, Q47, Q49, Q70 buses are a short walk from the building too. There are small shops and plenty of dining options and cafes in the area. The Jackson Heights Library and schools are a few blocks over. Click through for more photos.

35-25 78th Street [CORE] GMAP (more…)

06/25/15 1:00pm

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Bring your own popcorn. Actually, bring your own folding chairs, blankets, and beverages. The Queens World Film Festival and Jackson Heights Green Alliance will take care of the entertainment, while the city will provide the curb. On Saturday, this summer’s two FLIC NIC series, which show indie movies under the stars at two Jackson Heights venues, kicks off. They run until August 27.

The theme for FLIC NIC at Travers Park (aka 78th Street Plaza) on July 27 will be animation. Then only documentaries will show on July 25, while the August 8 event will screen the best works from the 2015 Queens World Film Festival.

FLIC NIC in Diversity Plaza is set for July 2, July 30, August 13, and August 27. Done in partnership with SUKHI NY and Friends of Diversity Plaza, these screenings will feature foreign cinema, including everything from Bengalase animation to Spanish love stories to Asian documentaries.

Details: FLIC NIC at Travers Park, 78th Street and 34th Avenue, Jackson Heights, June 27, July 25 and August 8, dusk, free.

Bonus details: FLIC NIC in Diversity Plaza, 74th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, July 2, July 30, August 13 and August 27, dusk, free.

Photo by Queens World Film Festival

06/11/15 1:00pm

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On Monday, we posted about the Historic Jackson Heights Weekend, which features two days of walking tours around the neighborhood. This was accurate as far as it goes, but it deserves an amplification, as there are guided treks all around the borough this weekend.

On Saturday, official Queens historian Jack Eichenbaum gives his signature expedition, The World of the 7 Train. It’s actually a series of six walks along with subway rides. He discusses the history and impact of the 7 line, while stopping in Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Corona, and Flushing, where the event ends with lunch, probably at a Chinese restaurant. (more…)

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This one-bedroom apartment in Jackson Heights is part of a prewar six-story building built in 1939. The foyer leads to a very large living room and bedroom. The eat-in kitchen is a bit tight but has lots of cabinets and counter space. The bathroom is in mint condition, and there is laundry and storage in the basement. The ask is $285,000 with an estimated monthly mortgage of $1,138.37.

The 7, E, M, and R trains are all less than a ten-minute walk from the building. There are tons of shops, grocery stores, and dining options in the area. And if you’re into bowling, AMF 34th Avenue Lanes are a quick walk away too. Click through for more photos.

35-30 73 Street, #3 [Beaudoin Realty Group] GMAP (more…)

06/08/15 1:00pm

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It encompasses the country’s first planned garden and cooperative apartment community. It’s the birthplace of Scrabble. And it’s the setting for the TV show Ugly Betty.

It’s also the place to be on Saturday and Sunday, when the Jackson Heights Beautification Group celebrates the 25th annual Historic Jackson Heights Weekend.

On Saturday, the fun kicks off with an exhibition of vintage photographs and memorabilia at the Community United Methodist Church. At 10:45 am and 12:15 am, there will be slide presentations on the neighborhood’s history. Then, a self-guided garden tour (using maps provided upon ticket purchase) will allow participants to visit at least 15 private gardens. These block-long, park-like gardens are only open to the public one day a year. (more…)

06/04/15 1:00pm

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The Sunday parade through Jackson Heights gets the lion’s share of the media attention, but Queens Pride Week kicks off with music, dance, and poetry in Diversity Plaza on Saturday at 5 pm.

Through an open call to artists organized by Flushing Town Hall, the program features a wide array of local talent, such as the SALGA Dance Team (above), an LGBTQ ensemble that celebrates South Asian artistic traditions. (more…)

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This studio rental in historic Jackson Heights is spacious enough for two to live comfortably. This apartment is in a four-story building with an elevator, live-in super, laundry, and a garage. The kitchen doesn’t have too much counter space, but it looks very new. There’s enough space for an island or dining room table. Friendly pets are welcome, and the monthly rent is $1,650.

The Q29, Q32, Q33 buses and the 7 train are all within walking distance. The area has a lot of dining and shopping options. Click through for more photos.

35-65 86th Street, #5D [Douglas Elliman] GMAP (more…)