The four-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex at Hampton Court that hit the market in August priced for $949,000 is now in contract. At the time, there was a lot of talk about the unit bringing in close to a million bucks. Commenters pointed out that the apartment is a walkup, with a hefty maintenance of $1,600 a month. Then as if on cue, the price dropped to $895,000.
A rep from the brokerage firm in charge of the sale, MPC Properties, LLC, tells us that “At the decreased price of $895,000, the property garnered tremendous activity but due to fiduciary obligations with the seller, I am not at liberty to discuss the price until the process is completed and closed.” Any guesses on the price this entered contract for? We’re guessing it’s still less than this four bedroom in The Towers that sold for $915,000 this fall.
This Jackson Heights Co-op Apartment Is Asking Close to $1 Million [Q'Stoner]
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Armondo’s Italian Restaurant, of Jackson Heights, is planning to reopen after a five-alarm fire at the Bruson Building displaced the business this spring. DNAinfo writes that Armondo’s purchased Trieste, a longtime Italian restaurant located at 73-16 Northern Boulevard. The Armondo’s website shares more details: “We will be taking over the restaurant on January 1 2015. It will be undergoing a quick renovation and will be open for business on February 1, 2015. This is the plan.”
The owner of Trieste is selling the business due to health reasons. He has run it for 36 years.
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On your marks! Get set! Go…to the closest Tibetan or Nepalese chef! Momo Crawl 2014 is set for Saturday, November 22nd, and this year’s goal is to eat through the pain. During this third annual event, participants will gather near the Jackson Heights Food Court marquee to receive copies of Momo Mandala Map 2014 from the organizer, Jeff Orlick. Then they will stroll at their leisure to roughly 20 participating restaurants and street vendors within a half-mile radius to buy these Himalayan dumplings (see above) for $1 each. Some vendors will add to the fun with special promotions. For example, at Gangjong Kitchen, crawlers will be able to win free dinners by successfully whistling after eating a momo with the special house sauce. Little Tibet will add its spice by offering momo-making lessons, drink specials, and even henna tattoos. At the end of the event, crawlers will meet at the Jackson Heights Food Court to vote on who deserves the coveted Momo Trophy (below).
Details: Momo Crawl 2014, Jackson Heights Food Court, 73-07 37th Road, Jackson Heights, November 22nd, 2 pm to 5 pm, pay Orlick three bills of any denomination to join the fun.
Photos: Jeffrey Tastes
Frank’s Pharmacy already reopened in Jackson Heights after a devastating fire caused the longtime business to relocate, but this Saturday will be the grand opening celebration. The Queens Gazette shares that a ceremony will take place from 12:30 pm to 1 pm; it’ll include a ribbon-cutting by owner Frank Buonagurio and speeches from state Senator Jose Peralta and Councilmember Daniel Dromm. (According to the Chronicle, the pols will officially designate October 25th as “Frank’s Pharmacy Day”.)
The whole event will last from noon to 3 pm at the pharmacy’s new location, 77-01 37th Avenue on the corner of 77th Street. There will be refreshments and treats, as well as raffle prizes for both adults and children. Frank has operated the pharmacy for 23 years, and considered retiring after the fire. Instead, he made plans to relocate to this location early this summer.
Frank’s Pharmacy To Hold Grand Reopening Celebration [Queens Chronicle]
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We really like this two bedroom co-op at 34-43 82nd Street, in Jackson Heights. First of all, it looks huge. There’s both a formal dining room and living room, with a galley kitchen. And it’s just lovely, with wood floors, wide entryways and large windows. The asking price ain’t nothing, at $449,000. What price do you think a unit like this will command?
Hey Jackson Heights, do you have ideas for the future of Diversity Plaza? Well, the Department of Transportation is hosting a visioning session about the public space this weekend. DNAinfo reports that the meeting will be a chance for residents to discuss possible improvements as well as long-term changes. The DOT will also share some of its ideas for improvements, as the organization set aside $2,000,000 for work on the plaza. Council Member Daniel Dromm also allocated $500,000 for better lighting and more seating.
If you’re interested in attending, the meeting is happening this Saturday, October 18th at P.S. 69, 77-02 37th Avenue. It begins at 2 pm.
Photo by Diversity Plaza