Two important meetings are coming up this Thursday in regards to the proposed Jackson Heights – Corona BID. The 82nd Street Partnership, who is behind the proposal, will present their final district plan for the Business Improvement District. The organization is nearing the end of the public review process — a final vote to establish the BID will happen this summer. This meeting offers community stakeholders the opportunity to express their opinions on the proposal, which has caused some controversy. Attendees must sign up at the meeting, and will be limited to speak for two to three minutes.

This first meeting is Thursday, July 24th, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am at Aliento de Vida, 103-12 Roosevelt Avenue. The second meeting is also on Thursday, July 24th, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. That one is located at Sabor Latino Restaurant, 95-35 40th Road.

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How much would you pay for a single-family home in Jackson Heights? This three-story property at 34-51 83rd Street, right in the heart of the neighborhood, is asking $1,200,000. The interior isn’t in bad shape but it certainly isn’t impressive enough for that asking price. What this property really has going for it is its lot: it’s 3,200 square feet with a garage and four (four!) parking spaces. You certainly don’t see that everyday in New York. So, what do you make of this one?

34-51 83rd Street [Century 21] GMAP

07/18/14 1:00pm


Some will sit on folding chairs. Others will lie on blankets. Still more will stand or maybe even sit on the curb. But all will certainly enjoy FLIC NIC in the Street in Jackson Heights this Saturday — and again next Saturday. The Queens World Film Festival and the Jackson Heights Green Alliance will offer two evenings of action, family, feature, international, local and short movies at the 78th Street Play Street, which is permanently closed to vehicular traffic.

Descriptions of the scheduled flicks are on the jump page.


07/18/14 12:00pm

2Kew Gardens
119-23 80th Road
Broker: Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty
Price: $1,599,000
Sunday, 2 – 4 pm

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34-51 83rd Street
Broker: Century 21
Price: $1,200,000
Saturday, 12 – 5 pm

timthumb-1Kew Gardens Hills
73-51 Park Drive East
Broker: Exit Realty
Price: $889,000
Sunday, 12 – 2:30 pm

120-14 143rd Street
Broker: Island Advantage Realty
Price: $399,000
Saturday, 11 – 2:00 pm

07/16/14 4:00pm


Jackson Heights and Corona residents, here’s your chance to participate in Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero street safety initiative! The goal of Vision Zero is to reduce traffic-related deaths and injuries in New York City to zero. Tonight there will be a community workshop for these two neighborhoods in particular. Bring your ideas and suggestions in regards to safer biking and walking throughout the neighborhood, education and enforcement regarding street safety, and improved access points to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

The workshop begins at 7 pm tonight and lasts until 8:30. It’s at the Corona Public Library, 38-23 104th Street. Event details from Transportation Alternatives here.

07/15/14 12:00pm


This four-bedroom co-op comes to us from the Greystone building at 35-54 80th Street, in Jackson Heights. It’s a ground-floor unit, with windows that look right out onto the central courtyard. The interior appears to be well-kept and spacious, with a fairly recent-looking kitchen reno. There aren’t tons of photos but judging from the floor plan, two of the bedrooms are large and the other two are quite small. The asking price comes in at $650,000, which seems very reasonable to us. There was an open house this past weekend, did anybody see the place in person?

35-54 80th Street, #1 [Douglas Elliman] GMAP

07/11/14 12:00pm

2Forest Hills
97-06 Continental Avenue
Broker: Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty
Price: $2,389,000
Sunday, 2 – 4 pm

outsideLong Island City
10-63 Jackson Avenue
Broker: CORE
Price: $2,250,000
Sunday, 12 – 1:30 pm

3Jamaica Estates
175-34 Mayfield Road
Broker: Charles Rutenberg
Price: $849,000
Saturday, 10 – 1:00 pm

4Jackson Heights
35-54 80th Street
Broker: Douglas Elliman
Price: $650,000
Sunday, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

07/10/14 12:00pm

79-10 34th Avenue

This two-bedroom co-op, at 79-10 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights, just hit the market. It’s got a modern look to it that we really like — especially when it comes to the kitchen renovation, which puts the narrow space to good use. All the living spaces are plenty spacious — the unit comes in just under 1,300 square feet. And the building, Terrace View, has a doorman, central garden and gym. The asking price? $498,000, with a monthly maintenance of $977. Do you think this unit could command that price? There’s an open house this Sunday, 1 to 2 pm (by appointment) if you want to see the place for yourself.

79-10 34th Avenue, #2R [Fenwick Keats] GMAP

07/09/14 9:00am

Thanks to the Jackson Heights Life commenter who led us to a local resident’s profile of his apartment renovation. The Jackson Heights resident posted videos for the past six months chronicling renovations in the bedroom, office and bathroom. The video above, uploaded this week, shows the full gut reno of the kitchen. We really like what they do with the small, narrow space — the end result boasts subway tiles, a farm sink, new appliances and new cabinets. And the homeowners use space-saving techniques to make every inch count. Check out the YouTube profile of the entire project right here — can’t wait to see the final product!

07/07/14 9:00am

bruson bldg

The owner of this four-story building in Jackson Heights that was severely damaged in a fire in April has received the initial go-ahead from the Department of Buildings and plans to begin the extensive repairs and rebuilding within a few weeks. The structure, which was built in 1948, was damaged in a fire in April and has been empty ever since. The fire was started by an overloaded power strip and spread quickly because a door was left open on the third floor. Many commercial tenants including Armondo’s Italian Restaurant, Plaza College and others, many of whom were Bangladeshi immigrants, have been displaced ever since the blaze broke out.

Craig Bruno, 58, one of three trustees of The Joseph Bruno Trust, which owns the building at 37th Avenue between 74th and 75th Streets, is the grandson of Joseph Bruno, who built the original structure. He told DNAinfo: “My timeline is I’d like to get it done yesterday, but with all the permits it’ll take as long as it takes…our heart breaks for all the tenants who lost quite a bit and we want to get them back in there.”

Bruson Building Reconstruction Will Begin Soon, Owner Says [DNAinfo]

Photo: DNAinfo