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Restaurants & Food / Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Last post by dssjh on Today at 12:27:16 AM »
Sorry for the misunderstanding on my part, Stew.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Growing Farm 76-31 37th Ave shuttered
« Last post by hagsrus on Today at 12:23:20 AM »
The recently opened one around 83rd on 37th is quite good, and has room to walk around.

There are two practically facing on 82nd below the construction site, very popular and can be difficult to navigate. One is Mango Rico which moved - I battle my way through to buy dried apricots for 2.99 a pound. The opposite facing one often has good prices on blueberries.

Downtown Market has a pretty nice selection if you can afford "organic" prices.

Heartily second Kim's Brother, usually has the best price on grapes out front.

Supermarkets generally seem much more expensive.

Sorely miss Growing Farm!




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Restaurants & Food / Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Last post by Stew on Yesterday at 11:36:33 PM »


Here is the actual notice that dssjh is talking about. It has nothing to do with illegal occupation. It has to do with arranging for an annual inspection of equipment that is not even being operated. As a casual observer might notice, the issue with that building at the moment is the work that is going on on signage on a number of storefronts, which makes it actually illegal for me to complete work despite the fact that it has nothing to do with me. Thanks.

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Restaurants & Food / Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Last post by lalochezia on Yesterday at 11:05:52 PM »
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Last post by Stew on Yesterday at 11:00:07 PM »
my latest "update" from the sidewalk --a new paper posted on the glass of the storefront, on official city letterhead, mentioned "illegal occupation."

i have no idea what this means, just that it was taped to the glass at around two PM today.

Hi,

There was indeed a notice on official city letterhead. It was a notice from the Fire Department to arrange for an annual inspection of the kitchen. The notice includes the statement that it is unlawful to operate commercial cooking equipment without a permit. At the moment, there is no cooking equipment, commercial or otherwise, being operated.

As you may have noticed, there is quite a lot going on with the signage on various storefronts on the building. This has to do with corrections of historic signage violations. I am unable to do anything until that work, which has nothing to do with me, is completed. I'll leave it at that.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Murray's Cheese LIC
« Last post by toddg on Yesterday at 10:36:39 PM »
Queens gets cheesy!
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Growing Farm 76-31 37th Ave shuttered
« Last post by Shelby2 on Yesterday at 08:26:38 PM »
Slightly different track here but....where are people shopping now for their fresh fruits and vegetables? We are bereft
without Growing Farms. The Farm Market is great but somewhat expensive if your family eats lots of fresh stuff.

Not sure where you live, but Kim's Brother on 37th Ave and 80th St. is quite decent.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: El Rico Tinto Gone
« Last post by ljr on Yesterday at 08:09:56 PM »
Maybe there was no increase but just an inability to make ends meet and continue to pay the existing rent. As someone pointed out, it's hard to evict tenants and takes a long time to go through the legal channels. I have no idea how it might differ for commercial tenants, but my impression is that sometimes rent is not being paid for a long time before an actual eviction can occur. I'm not sure what it takes to end a commercial lease--would it just be non-payment of rent? Or could the landlord end the lease for other reasons?
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Growing Farm 76-31 37th Ave shuttered
« Last post by ljr on Yesterday at 08:03:56 PM »
The fruit stand near the subway at Roosevelt and 75th is one option--I got clementines there that were definitely cheaper than in the stores. Otherwise I buy at Lemon Farm if I'm not doing a big shop at Foodtown.
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