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This two-bedroom co-op home in the Historic District of Jackson Heights was built in 1928. The home features wood floors throughout, high ceilings, archways, and a large eat-in kitchen. There is also a small inner garden in the building. The ask is $295,000 with an estimated monthly mortgage of $1,143.77.

The building is three blocks away from the 7, E, F/M, and R trains, and the Q32, Q33, and Q49 are on the same block. Travers Park, Jackson Heights Library, and public schools are all within walking distance. There are also a lot of dining options in the neighborhood. Click through for more photos.

82-06 34th Avenue, #1 [East Coast, Realtors Inc] GMAP (more…)

04/30/15 9:45am

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As I’m sure all of you Q’Stoners are aware, a devastating earthquake in Nepal has shattered the landscape and left thousands dead. A round-the-clock vigil has been under way for a few days on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, which is home to much of New York City’s Nepali community.

Yesterday, I walked over from Astoria to visit with our neighbors in their time of need and offer condolences. I was lucky enough to speak to some members of the Hyolmo Youth Club while I was there. (more…)

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This three-bedroom co-op is situated right in Jackson Heights’ historic district. The five-story Plymouth Apartments was built in 1916, and the apartment is a fourth floor walk-up. There are wood floors throughout, and the kitchen looks very new. You can configure the rooms into two bedrooms with separate dining and living rooms, or as a three-bedroom with a combined dining and living room. All  the rooms get a lot of light, and there are spacious closets in each bedroom.

The 7 train, Q32, Q33, and Q49 buses are all within walking distance. Tons of shops and dining options are in the area, and with an annual donation of $50, you will get a private key to enter the Community Church garden on 82nd Street. The ask is $450,000 with monthly maintenance fees of $571 (which includes heat, water, and property taxes). Click through for more photos.

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This three-bedroom in Jackson Heights includes the entire first floor of a two-story building built in 1935, with one bedroom in the front and two in the back. The galley kitchen is reasonably sized and has wooden cabinets, and the bedrooms and living room seem fairly spacious.

It’s a five minute walk from the 7, E, F/M, and R trains and near lots of food and shopping. The monthly rent is $2,700. Check out more photos below.

35-53 72nd Street, #1 [Best Service Realty Corp.] GMAP (more…)

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This semi-detached home is up for sale at 33-12 75th Street, in Jackson Heights. It’s got 1,820 square feet and three bedrooms. We’re not completely drooling over the interior but our guess is that this property will get a good deal of attention — everything looks to be in good shape, there’s a nice big yard, patio and a garage, and it’s priced at $800,000. It’s also in a nice location right by Travers Park. Readers, what do you think of this one?

Check out interior photos after the jump.

33-12 75th Street [Keller Williams] GMAP

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The co-op prices in Jackson Heights are creeping upward. Take, for example, this two bedroom at Laburnum Court, asking $599,000. (Monthly fees: $837.) It looks to be a beautiful, well-kept six room apartment. We don’t have square footage, but it does look smaller than the typical two-bedroom co-op unit in Jackson Heights — and that kitchen is definitely cozy. One thing’s for sure, though — that’s a nice chunk of cash that they’re asking for. Think they’ll get it?

Check out more interior photos after the jump.

37-22 80th Street [Kleier Realty] GMAP

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03/20/15 4:00pm

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One of our favorite weekends of the year has a date! The Jackson Heights Historic Weekend will take place on Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th. (Hey, remember summer?) On Saturday there will be a lecture on the history of Jackson Heights, an exhibit of historic photos, and — our favorite — a self-guided tour of the historic co-op building gardens. On Sunday, there will be escorted walking tours of the historic district for $10. For all the details, check out the Jackson Heights Beautification Group.

03/12/15 1:00pm

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Roxanne is a lonely transgender sex worker whose life changes drastically after she takes in an abandoned 11-year-old girl. Alifa is an optimistic shepherdess in Somali who is positive that her life is going to change for the better. Hannah has a hard time juggling being six years old and a “big girl” at the same time. These three stories will play at various times in the borough during the fifth annual Queens World Film Festival, which starts on March 17th. At venues in Jackson Heights, the Kaufman Arts District, and Long Island City, the six-day celebration will present 117 films with diverse lengths, topics, and national origins. Details on the movies, venues, blocks, and themes are on the jump page along with another photo.

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Last month, Council Member Julissa Ferreras announced that an agreement was close to being reached to establish a Business Improvement District from 82nd Street to 104th Street along Roosevelt Avenue; now DNAinfo reports that an agreement was reached to allow more community input. Both Council Member Ferreras and the 82nd Street Partnership came up with a proposal that will better represent the small business owners who initially opposed the BID. A minimum of eight commercial and residential tenants will serve on the 25-member board, with representatives for both street vendors and the LGBTQ community. There will also be one youth board member. (Previously, only property owners were required to serve on the board.) Any BID decision will require the approval of 18 members.

There is, however, a group called Queens Neighborhoods United that still opposes the BID — last week the group delivered a petition with 200 signatures to City Hall. The BID isn’t officially established yet, as a final vote by property owners still needs to be taken.

Jackson Heights-Corona BID Board to Include Street Vendor, LGBTQ Reps [DNAinfo]
All Jackson Heights Corona BID coverage [Q’Stoner]

03/09/15 11:00am

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I was invited to ride along with the Transportation Alternatives Queens Volunteer Committee’s social ride on Sunday, which ended up carrying me all over the western edge of a Long Island. The meetup spot was at the Jackson Heights Roosevelt stop on the 7/E/R/M, so I left Astoria and travelled via the R train. The trip played out over several hours, criss-crossed from Queens into Brooklyn and then back again, and I was capturing images the whole way. Want to see where we went?

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