05/15/15 12:00pm


This one-bedroom rental is a spacious duplex styled apartment in Kew Gardens. There’s an outdoor patio and terrace, renovated kitchen and bathroom, and it looks like the apartment gets a lot of light. The monthly rent is $1,550.

The Q54 bus is across the street, the LIRR is down the street, and the E and F trains are about a 15-minute walk away. There are grocery stores and dining options nearby, and the Key Gardens Cinemas is down the street. Click through for more photos.

84-62 Austin Street, #C [Keller Williams Rlty Landmark] GMAP (more…)

04/22/15 12:00pm


This one-bedroom apartment in a Kew Gardens high-rise comes with excellent views and nice features. It was recently renovated with new hardwood floors, built-in AC units, and has new marble and tile in the bathroom. The kitchen is spacious, with a built-in microwave and dishwasher. The building itself has a new laundry room, a 24-hour concierge, and a private parking garage. Heat, hot water, and gas are included in the $2,200 monthly rent.

The Q10, QM18, Q60, and LIRR are all within walking distance. There’s a grocery store next door, a park and playground nearby, and dining options are down the street. Click through for more photos.

123-33 83 Avenue [The Silverstein Collection LLC] GMAP (more…)

03/25/15 12:00pm


What’s up with this listing at 83-14 Abingdon Road? It’s in the fancier part of Kew Gardens, located close to the park and the LIRR station. But the home — both inside and out — isn’t much to look at. The interior, in fact, looks close to wrecked and will need a lot of work. (The worn out carpet and floor tiles are giving us chills.) That brings us to the asking price: $1,800,000. Will someone please explain to us how the asking price could be so high? We’re seriously stumped.

See some photos of the interior after the jump.

83-14 Abingdon Road [Prime Realty] GMAP


03/18/15 10:00am

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This freestanding Kew Gardens home, at 119-23 80th Road, has just hit public records for $1,599,000. The house joins 48 Beverly Road in the $1 Million Club — that property sold earlier this year for $1,900,000.

As for 119-23 80th Road, we featured it as a Listing of the Day last year when it was asking $1,740,000. At the time we were impressed with the large, eight-bedroom pad, saying that “many of the historic details are well preserved, including the wood floors, wainscoting and windows. The rest of the house received a pretty thorough renovation with a new roof, kitchen, and bathrooms.” (Sadly the old listing has been pulled and we couldn’t pull up any interior photos.) The 6,750 square-foot property also comes with a private driveway and a two-car garage.

Listing of the Day: 119-23 80th Road [Q’Stoner] GMAP
Kew Gardens Mansion Sells for Nearly $2 Million [Q’Stoner]

02/26/15 9:00am


The 600-spot parking garage behind Borough Hall that the Department of Transportation shut down last fall isn’t opening anytime soon. The DOT shuttered the garage, which serves both Borough Hall and Queens Criminal Court, due to safety concerns, and the shutter caused an all-out “parking nightmare.” Unfortunately, Queens Courier reports that its demolition and replacement will last into 2017, with demolition expected for later this year.

Daily commuters to the area aren’t happy with that timeline. The Courier says that “residents and local politicians are pushing the city to make a more immediate move as the months continue to drag on with no relief for commuters in sight.” For the meantime, the DOT suspended alternate side parking to help relieve some of the parking headaches. And on some streets, the agency replaced parallel parking with angled parking.

Replacement for Crumbling Parking Garage Near Borough Hall Won’t be Done till 2017 [Queens Courier]
Parking Problems After City Shuts Down Borough Hall Garage [Q’Stoner]

Photo by Eric Jankiewicz for Queens Courier

02/10/15 10:00am


Both NY1 and Times Ledger have reported on a brand new neighborhood group for the Forest Hills, Rego Park and Kew Gardens area. The group, called “Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens – Our Communities” hopes to bring residents of the three neighborhoods together to promote area events, historic and cultural preservation, and local businesses. The group started its Facebook page on January 24th and 500 people joined after only four days. Now, there are over 1,000 members.

The first official meeting was last week, and the group plans to hold meetings monthly. Facebook posts range from doctor recommendations in the area to upcoming community board events to the group’s memories of the older days of Rego Park, Forest Hills and Kew Gardens.

Photo by Michael Perlman via Facebook

02/09/15 12:00pm


Check out this Kew Gardens beauty at 115-05 84th Avenue. Located right off Forest Park, this is a sprawling, gorgeous home with a front porch to make you drool. The interior, which holds a grand total of seven bedrooms, also has some nice unique details as well as a lovely kitchen renovation. Other perks include a finished basement and a wine cellar. What will it cost for such a nice pad right off the park? The ask is $1,588,000.

115-05 84th Avenue [Terrace Sotheby’s] GMAP

01/23/15 3:00pm


The NYC Compost Project is setting up compost sites in both Ridgewood and Kew Gardens, according to DNAinfo. In March, the initiative will bring pop-up sites to both neighborhoods that will accept fruit and vegetable scraps from residents. Locations will pop up once a week for a few hours, and then the compost will go toward local farms and community gardens. NYC Compost is still trying to decide on actual locations for the scrap drop offs — you can help them decide by filling out this survey.

There are plans for future compost sites in Corona and Pomonok, too. Currently, you can drop off scaps at the Jackson Heights and Forest Hills greenmarkets.

Kew Gardens and Ridgewood to Get Composting Sites [DNAinfo]

Photo via the Compost Collective’s Facebook

01/16/15 11:00am


On Park Lane, at the east end of the vast Forest Park, which includes the neighborhoods of Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill and Glendale, a lone lamenting figure stands on a rise between the basketball courts and the tony homes spread out before it. His garments are ripped and his eyes look heavenward in a  supplicating manner. Passersby would be puzzled about what this figure symbolizes, were there not a NYC Parks sign positioned perhaps a bit too close to it.



01/13/15 10:00am


Forest Hills Gardens better watch out — it’s not the only neighborhood in Queens with mansions that sell for big bucks. The sale of this freestanding, single-family home at 48 Beverly Road in Kew Gardens just hit public records for $1,900,000. We couldn’t find an old listing for the property, which means we have no idea what it looks like inside. (A total bummer, since the exterior is just gorgeous.) We do know, via PropertyShark, that it’s a 4,329-square-foot house on a 7,000-square-foot lot. The previous owners paid $1,265,000 for the property back in 2005, and certainly turned a nice profit.

Have any more details on the house or the sale? Then do hit up the tiplineGMAP

Photo via PropertyShark