11/05/12 3:00pm

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Image source: NYDN

We learned that the home in Neponsit on the Rockaway peninsula that sold for $5.1 million in August is now uninhabitable after Hurricane Sandy came to visit. The NY Daily News reports, “The house was unoccupied when Hurricane Sandy hit. The first floor flooded, the foundation was ruptured, and the pool looked as if an earthquake hit it.” The house is located in Neponsit near Belle Harbor, which suffered from flooding and fire during the hurricane. (more…)

09/13/12 12:00pm

Here’s a roundup of our top posts in August:

5. Brazilian and Columbian cheese breads in Astoria, Jackson Heights and Elmhurst: Pao de Queijo and Pandebono

Yet another twist on the bread and cheese combo is to bake the cheese into the dough, form it into a little rounds and bake them into buns. Two excellent examples of this approach are the Brazilian pao de queijo (which translates into “cheese bread”) and the Colombian pandebono (which translates into “good bread”).

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4. Famous Hamburger is serving halal burgers in Astoria

Few foods are more American than burgers, shakes, and fries; in the last few years, burger joints have popped up all over Western Queens, to the delight of meat lovers in Astoria and LIC. (more…)

08/07/12 1:00pm

NYC woke up this morning to the news that the most expensive house in Queens was sold – a home on the south tip of Beach 146th Street in Neponsit on the Rockaway Peninsula (GMAP). Neponsit is not far from Jacob Riis Park and Fort Tilden, two amazing green spaces in the area. The house itself sold for a total of $5.1 million, which was actually $1.1 million less than the asking price, but $3.6 million more than they originally paid for it all the way back in 1998.

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Photo Source:  Jeff Bachner for NYDN

The house, built in the 1960s, has beachfront views, a pool (with an ocean view), half a basketball court, 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, all on a double wide lot (1/2 acre in size). (more…)