04/15/14 1:00pm

NLJ

It’s the New York City marathon for word lovers. Queens Writes Weekend 2014 will facilitate more than 12 literary events at a minimum of six venues throughout the world’s most diverse borough over the last weekend in April. The fun will start on Friday, April 25th, with an open reading at The Astoria Bookshop featuring contributors to the third issue of Newtown Literary, a semi-annual journal. On Saturday and Sunday, the events will differ, but authors of all kinds — young, old, novice, expert — will simply sit down together and write for a few hours. Participants will then share the products of their efforts at an open mic event at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst on Sunday night.

Details: Queens Writes Weekend 2014, begins with Kick-Off Reading at The Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st Street, Astoria, April 25th, 7 pm, click here for times and venues on April 26th and April 27th, ends at Wrap-Up Open Mic at Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, April 27th, 6 pm, suggested donations at all times to defray the costs of publishing Newtown Literary‘s fourth edition and other good works. So far, events are set for Astoria, Bayside, Corona, Forest Hills, Jackson Heights and Kew Gardens, but more sites are expected to be confirmed before the weekend begins. Schedule and venues will be posted and updated regularly on this page.

Photo: Audrey Dimola

04/07/14 12:00pm

119-23 80th Road-LOTD

We’re impressed with the state of the interior at 119-23 80th Road, a home in Kew Gardens. 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. And it’s certainly worth mentioning that this pad is huge — eight bedrooms, a detached two-car garage, and a 6,750-square-foot lot. Big house, big price tag: 119-23 80th Road is asking $1,740,000. Think they’ll get close to ask?

119-23 80th Road [Sotheby's] GMAP

03/07/14 12:00pm

1Douglaston
125 Park Lane
Broker: Douglas Elliman
Price: $1,390,000
Sunday 11:00 – 1:00
GMAP

2Woodside
62-19 37th Avenue
Broker: Century 21
Price: $1,100,000
Saturday 1:00 – 3:00
GMAP

3Forest Hills
110-21 62nd Drive
Broker: Laffey Fine Homes
Price: $848,000
Sunday 11:00 – 2:00
GMAP

4Kew Gardens
150-02 Goethals Avenue
Broker: Century 21
Price: $185,000
Saturday 1:00 – 3:00
GMAP

03/03/14 12:00pm

115-audley-street

How lovely is this Kew Gardens Colonial, at 115 Audley Street? Inside, we like the wood floors, wainscoting, and the fireplace in the living room. The kitchen and bathrooms look like they will need upgrading. The home is asking no small sum of $1,100,000. There was an open house over the weekend — did anyone get to check the place out?

115 Audley Street [Keller Williams] GMAP

02/28/14 12:00pm

kew-gardensKew Gardens
115 Audley Street
Broker: Keller Williams
Price: $1,100,000
Sunday 1:00 – 3:00
GMAP

flushingFlushing
40-26 168th Street
Broker: East Coast Realtors
Price: $928,888
Saturday 2:30 – 4:00
GMAP

camcriaCambria Heights
115-87 228th Street
Broker: Keller Williams
Price: $375,000
Sunday 1:00 – 3:00
GMAP

jhJackson Heights
33-35 81st Street
Broker: Exit Kingdom Realty
Price: $177,500
Sunday 1:00 – 2:30
GMAP

02/25/14 12:00pm

117-01 Park Lane South-LOTD

We’re quite fond of this Kew Gardens co-op, at 117-01 Park Lane South in the Hampton Court complex. There are two bedrooms and 1,000 square feet. The arched entryways, crown moldings and hardwood floors are lovely, the kitchen’s small but it looks renovated. You can’t beat the location, right off Forest Park, or the complex, which is known for its courtyard and well-maintained buildings. It’s asking a total of $260,000. Think that sounds about right?

117-01 Park Lane South [Landmarc Group] GMAP

02/19/14 12:00pm

84-40 118th street

This rental apartment comes from a cute house in Kew Gardens, at 84-40 118th Street. It includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms and use of the front and back yards. We wish there were more photos — what’s provided only shows the bedrooms, which look sizable if not very fancy. It is priced at $2,300 a month. What say you?

84-40 118th Street [Exit Realty One] GMAP

02/04/14 9:45am

A massive portfolio of rental buildings in Kew Gardens is now on the market. Crain’s reports that Hudson Realty Capital packaged up 53 buildings with 1,270 apartments; the properties could bring in as much as $250,000,000. According to Crain’s, this portfolio is one of the largest to hit the market in decades for the neighborhood. Bob Knakal, who will handle sales, says this about investment opportunities in Queens: “This portfolio definitely reflects a growing interest in the boroughs. Interest has picked up significantly in the boroughs over the past year so and that will continue in 2014.”

01/27/14 12:00pm

117-01 Park Lane South-LOTD

We like this one-bedroom co-op, which comes from the Hampton Court building in Kew Gardens. At 1,000 square feet it’s large and the space features the original hardwood floors and arched entryways. The kitchen could use some work but it looks like a buyer would have a nice amount of space to work with. The ask? $212,000. How do you think that number will go over?

117-01 Park Lane South [Landmarc Group] GMAP

01/24/14 12:00pm

beechurstBeechurst
168-09 Powells Cove Boulevard
Broker: R Weir Realty
Price: $1,148,000
Sunday 1:00 – 3:00
GMAP

licLong Island City
13-14 Jackson Avenue, #3E
Broker: Douglas Elliman
Price: $995,000
Sunday 12:00 – 1:30
GMAP

flushingFlushing
40-26 168th Street
Broker: East Coast Realtors
Price: $938,888
Saturday 11:30 – 1:00
GMAP

kew-gardensKew Gardens
123-35 82nd Road
Broker: Better Homes and Gardens
Price: $179,000
Sunday 1:00 – 4:00
GMAP