06/18/15 12:00pm


This one-bedroom co-op in Flushing is part of Linden Towers, a seven-story building built in 1960. The apartment was recently renovated with stainless steel appliances and a new bathroom. The kitchen has a good amount of counter space, the living room and bedrooms are fairly large, and it looks like there’s some extra space for a small office between the living room and kitchen.

The unit is approximately 850-square-feet. The ask is $169,900 with an estimated monthly mortgage of $668.64. The maintenance fees are $746.69 plus $35/month for A/C. There is also outdoor parking for an additional $25 per month, available dependent on a waiting list.

The Main Street 7 train (and the plethora of buses in that area) is just less than a 20-minute walk away. By the building, you’ve got the QM20, Q25, Q34, and Q50 buses. There’s tons of shopping and dining options in the area, and there are playgrounds and parks by the building too. And if you like bowling, White Stone Lanes is across the street. Click through for more photos.

29-30 137 Street, #4 [Century 21 Weber & Rose] GMAP (more…)

06/17/15 1:02pm


She got a standing ovation at the United Nations in April 2012 after speaking about technology and challenging the audience to build her a robot. Later that year, she was named Young Person of the Year in her native Ireland.

Joanne O’Riordan is one of seven people on this planet currently living with Tetra-amelia syndrome, a congenital disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs. Most sufferers die in utero or shortly after birth, but O’Riordan is now 19.

This Friday, the New York Irish Center will screen No Limbs, No Limits, a documentary made by O’Riordan’s brother, Steven, on her life. (more…)


This three-bedroom rental in College Point is in a two-story home built in 2007. There are two full baths and two balconies. All three bedrooms and the living room are very spacious. The kitchen is very nice with lots of counter space, a peninsula, a dishwasher, and a built-in microwave. The monthly rent is $2,300.

The Q20A, Q20B, and Q65 buses are all a quick walk away from the building, and the Q25 is seven blocks away. There are parks and playgrounds, shopping, and many dining options in the area. Flushing Bay and the East River are nearby too. Click through for more photos.

15-22 120 Street, #2 [Toula Polios Realty Group LLC] GMAP (more…)

06/17/15 11:00am

BFL Derby

Van Morrison, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Met Opera stars, and the Muppets are the world famous celebrities providing entertainment and enrichment in the borough this week. Other possibilities are a LEGO fest, comedy, seniors singing Broadway, a Summer Solstice event, and an International Yoga Day gala. Here’s the rundown.

June 18, Music Under the 7 Train, 6:30 pm. The Street Beat Brass Band presents a multicultural program of brass-based and street-based music from various parts of the world. Free. Bliss Plaza, Queens Boulevard and 46th Street under the 7 train station, Sunnyside.

June 18, Big Band Music, 6:30 pm. New York City Swing plays big band favorites by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington. Free. Queens Library’s Howard Beach Branch, 92-06 156th Avenue, Howard Beach. (more…)

06/16/15 1:00pm


The 7 train has been horrible this year. Sometimes it skips stops. Other times, it terminates at Willets Point instead of Main Street. And every now and then, it doesn’t run at all. In fact, disgruntled riders have created a Facebook page to vent their frustrations.

But now there’s something to celebrate.

On June 18, Sunnyside Shines and ReCreate Queens will kick off a performance series at Bliss Plaza, which is located near the 7 train’s 46th Street stop off Roosevelt Avenue. A local group, the Street Beat Brass Band will present a multicultural program of brass- and street-based music from various parts of the world at 6:30 pm.

Then the series will re-appear every third Thursday over the following four months. (more…)

06/12/15 1:00pm


The Welling Court Mural Project hit the scene in 2009 after residents of this Astoria microcosm invited Ad Hoc Art, a kind of think tank, to beautify their streets with urban images. The first unveiling took place in May 2010, with more than 44 murals of all colors, styles, and subject matter.

A tradition was born. Each year since, artists have come together to transform the area into a creative celebration and unique public art experience. (Organizers are quick to point out that it’s not graffiti because it’s commissioned.)

06/12/15 12:00pm


This two-bedroom rental in Flushing is part of a newer building built in 2005. The apartment looks recently renovated. The kitchen is small, but there is a peninsula for more counter space, and the living room can fit an eating nook. One of the bedrooms looks smaller than the other, but the size is still manageable. Two big pluses: there is a washer and dryer in the unit, and there is a balcony off the living room. The rent comes in at an even $2,000 per month.

The Main Street 7 train and Q13, Q16, Q17, Q28, Q48, Q65 buses are all less than a ten-minute walk from the building. There are tons of shops, dining options, and parks within walking distance. The Queens Historical Society is down the street too. Click through for more photos.

142-25 37th Avenue [Re/Max Universal Real Estate] GMAP (more…)

06/11/15 1:00pm


On Monday, we posted about the Historic Jackson Heights Weekend, which features two days of walking tours around the neighborhood. This was accurate as far as it goes, but it deserves an amplification, as there are guided treks all around the borough this weekend.

On Saturday, official Queens historian Jack Eichenbaum gives his signature expedition, The World of the 7 Train. It’s actually a series of six walks along with subway rides. He discusses the history and impact of the 7 line, while stopping in Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Corona, and Flushing, where the event ends with lunch, probably at a Chinese restaurant. (more…)


This one-bedroom apartment in Jackson Heights is part of a prewar six-story building built in 1939. The foyer leads to a very large living room and bedroom. The eat-in kitchen is a bit tight but has lots of cabinets and counter space. The bathroom is in mint condition, and there is laundry and storage in the basement. The ask is $285,000 with an estimated monthly mortgage of $1,138.37.

The 7, E, M, and R trains are all less than a ten-minute walk from the building. There are tons of shops, grocery stores, and dining options in the area. And if you’re into bowling, AMF 34th Avenue Lanes are a quick walk away too. Click through for more photos.

35-30 73 Street, #3 [Beaudoin Realty Group] GMAP (more…)

06/10/15 1:00pm


Ah, strawberries. They are great fresh, frozen, and drowned in brandy. They add life to milk, yogurt, pie, smoothies, peanut butter sandwiches, and even certain perfumes and cosmetics.

This Saturday, the Onderdonk House will host its Family Strawberry Festival in conjunction with Flag Day. Of course, strawberry shortcake and Old Glory will be front and center, but attendees can also expect classic cars from the East Coast Car Association, live music, tours of the historic Dutch Colonial stone house, old-fashioned games, and a hilarious pie-eating contest. (more…)