05/20/14 11:00am

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Boulevard Gardens, entered at the NE corner of 54th Street and 31st Avenue, was founded in 1935 as part of the United States’ New Deal initiative. T.H. Engelhardt designed Boulevard Gardens in 1933 in concert with renowned landscape architect C.N. Lowrie for the Cord Meyer Development Corporation, and based on a design Engelhardt developed for Forest Hills Gardens. The complex won an award for architectural merit from the Queens Chamber of Commerce in 1936. Ten six-story buildings comprising 960 apartments occupy approximately two square blocks between 30th and 31st Avenues, Hobart Street and 57th Street, with only about one-quarter of the property taken up by brick and mortar; the remaining property is open space and parkland. It was heralded as a “model village” when it first opened. (more…)

11/30/12 1:00pm

Here is a roundup of our real estate highlights this week on QueensNYC – two co-ops, a condo, and a house.

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73-20 Austin St., #3M, Forest Hills, NY 11375 (GMAP) - This 1 bed/1 bath co-op in the Tilden Arms building in Forest Hills is priced at $249,000. It has an open floor plan, high ceilings, hardwood floors, and double efficiency windows. It also has a galley kitchen. It’s a short walk to the Forest Hills LIRR stop, a little further to the 71st Ave/Continental express subway stop (home to the E/F/M/R lines) and a very short walk to the 75th Ave E/F stop. The building is on Forest Hill’s main drag (Austin Street) but is also steps away from Ascan Ave., which runs through Forest Hills Gardens.

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