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This two-bedroom co-op home in the Historic District of Jackson Heights was built in 1928. The home features wood floors throughout, high ceilings, archways, and a large eat-in kitchen. There is also a small inner garden in the building. The ask is $295,000 with an estimated monthly mortgage of $1,143.77.

The building is three blocks away from the 7, E, F/M, and R trains, and the Q32, Q33, and Q49 are on the same block. Travers Park, Jackson Heights Library, and public schools are all within walking distance. There are also a lot of dining options in the neighborhood. Click through for more photos.

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04/30/15 9:45am

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As I’m sure all of you Q’Stoners are aware, a devastating earthquake in Nepal has shattered the landscape and left thousands dead. A round-the-clock vigil has been under way for a few days on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, which is home to much of New York City’s Nepali community.

Yesterday, I walked over from Astoria to visit with our neighbors in their time of need and offer condolences. I was lucky enough to speak to some members of the Hyolmo Youth Club while I was there. (more…)

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This three-bedroom co-op is situated right in Jackson Heights’ historic district. The five-story Plymouth Apartments was built in 1916, and the apartment is a fourth floor walk-up. There are wood floors throughout, and the kitchen looks very new. You can configure the rooms into two bedrooms with separate dining and living rooms, or as a three-bedroom with a combined dining and living room. All  the rooms get a lot of light, and there are spacious closets in each bedroom.

The 7 train, Q32, Q33, and Q49 buses are all within walking distance. Tons of shops and dining options are in the area, and with an annual donation of $50, you will get a private key to enter the Community Church garden on 82nd Street. The ask is $450,000 with monthly maintenance fees of $571 (which includes heat, water, and property taxes). Click through for more photos.

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This three-bedroom in Jackson Heights includes the entire first floor of a two-story building built in 1935, with one bedroom in the front and two in the back. The galley kitchen is reasonably sized and has wooden cabinets, and the bedrooms and living room seem fairly spacious.

It’s a five minute walk from the 7, E, F/M, and R trains and near lots of food and shopping. The monthly rent is $2,700. Check out more photos below.

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03/12/15 1:00pm

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Roxanne is a lonely transgender sex worker whose life changes drastically after she takes in an abandoned 11-year-old girl. Alifa is an optimistic shepherdess in Somali who is positive that her life is going to change for the better. Hannah has a hard time juggling being six years old and a “big girl” at the same time. These three stories will play at various times in the borough during the fifth annual Queens World Film Festival, which starts on March 17th. At venues in Jackson Heights, the Kaufman Arts District, and Long Island City, the six-day celebration will present 117 films with diverse lengths, topics, and national origins. Details on the movies, venues, blocks, and themes are on the jump page along with another photo.

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02/23/15 11:00am

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Most don’t survive their third year, but the 5th Annual Queens World Film Festival is about to begin its six-day run on March 17, and it keeps growing and growing. A total of 116 flicks — of all imaginable lengths, themes, and languages — will screen at various venues in Astoria, Jackson Heights, the Kaufman Arts District, and Long Island City this year. But beforehand the organizers are going to hold a special night to introduce some of the filmmakers, festival directors, and special guests as well as show 10 trailers of selected movies. More information and another photo on jump page.

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02/13/15 9:00am

84-23 37th Ave

The owner of a group of retail buildings in the Jackson Heights Historic District has filed an application with the Landmarks Preservation Commission to build on top of the existing structure according to DNAinfo. The buildings at 84-11 through 84-23 37th Avenue are owned by Charlie Patel according to the website. He applied to the commission for permission to add a rooftop extension as well as to replace to windows and doors on the 1946 commercial building.

Since the building is in an historic district the landmarks commission must approve any changes visible from the street. Owners of the businesses in his building have not been notified of any impending construction and no date has yet been set for a hearing on the proposal.

Landlord Plans Rooftop Addition in Jackson Heights Historic District [DNAinfo]

Photo: DNAinfo/Katie Honan

3520 Leverich St combo

This Jackson Heights condo has a lot going for it: three large bedrooms (the master bedroom has two exposures), a solid renovation and a large terrace, albeit one covered in Astroturf and bordered by a chain-link fence. The kitchen and bathrooms appear to have been redone recently. The building also has parking, a full-time doorman and an outdoor pool.

However, those amenities come with a price. Taxes are $650 a month and common charges are $1,240. What do you think of it for $550,000?

3520 Leverich St., #B222 [Q'Stoner] GMAP

12/23/14 1:00pm

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It’s part Cascanueces, part Shchelkunchik, and mostly unique. This Saturday, four local performing arts schools will offer two presentations of a decidedly Queens version of The Nutcracker. Expect some ballet, of course, but be prepared for plenty of salsa, Arabian belly dance, Chinese jazz, hula hoops, and hip hop. The companies  – Mestizo Art CenterCali SalsaEC Squared Studio; and Uruzua Queens Center of Performing Arts – are all located in the heavy Hispanic neighborhoods of Jackson Heights, Corona, and Elmhurst, so there will be a Latin flair with a mix of solo and group acts.

Details: The Nutcracker (Queens Version), Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, December 27th, 4:30 pm and 7 pm, $20 suggested donation.

Photo: Uruzua Queens Center of Performing Arts

12/16/14 1:00pm

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Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way…through Jackson Heights. Instead of Prancer, Vixen, and Comet, a group of warmly dressed carolers will wind through local streets on Saturday night as part of the sixth annual Winter Holiday Sing-A-Long. Participants — representing a wide array of ages, races, and voices — will chant, hum, and croon Christmas tunes and other religious or seasonal favorites in every language that group members know, including American Sign Language, thanks to students and faculty from the Lexington School for the Deaf on 30th Avenue. Sheet music will be provided, and some will bring musical instruments. More details on jump page.

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