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Restaurants & Food / Re: What will happen to Arepa Lady?
« Last post by Dodger on Today at 02:02:20 PM »
Yeah commercial businesses on the side streets (with lower rents) are key.  It always seems to be where the more interesting and unusual businesses are located (like in the East Village and the Upper East Side). We have that too in Jackson Heights, but one of our difficulties is not enough commercial spaces on side streets and the concentration of retail on a few main avenues and streets. I imagine some of this is a legacy of our garden city heritage, and the aspiration to separate residential and commercial.

I also like the "amalgamating" with City Coffee idea.  I seem to remember that a local club meets there but otherwise it's always completely empty when i walk by.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: What will happen to Arepa Lady?
« Last post by jackinjh on Today at 01:32:33 PM »
What about Mario's pizza, too expensive.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: What will happen to Arepa Lady?
« Last post by Shelby2 on Today at 12:38:06 PM »
I feel very confident that the Arepa Lady and her adult children will manage quite well on their own working with Commercial Brokers in search of a reasonable decent space which doesn't have to be on pricey 37 Ave or Roosevelt Ave since they have a large loyal following so a side street would be fine.

The Japanese place 969 Coffee on 80th St. is a good example of this. Hope it works out for Arepa Lady!

I did notice a recent renovation of a small space on 85th St. just into Jackson Heights off Roosevelt Ave next to Linden Ct. I'm not sure if it's being renovated so they can advertise it for lease or it they already have a tenant. Also not sure if it's set up for kitchen facilities but maybe it could be a possiblity. http://bit.ly/2uZpKVs
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Restaurants & Food / Re: What will happen to Arepa Lady?
« Last post by JH3525 on Today at 11:30:31 AM »
I feel very confident that the Arepa Lady and her adult children will manage quite well on their own working with Commercial Brokers in search of a reasonable decent space which doesn't have to be on pricey 37 Ave or Roosevelt Ave since they have a large loyal following so a side street would be fine. 
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Last evening I purchased a bathroom vanity sink. As I was paying for it, my HD salesperson said I should have hired a plumber who would have had or been able to access the obsolete parts to my 70-year-old bathroom sink. It would cost me about the same, and I would be keeping the original deep bowl and water pressure.

Why didn't I think of that? I would much rather put my money in the pocket of a worker than HD. Can anyone recommend a plumber? The old "need a plumber" threads here don't yield much in recommendations.

By the way, my super said it would be near impossible and very expensive to fix the old sink. Do you agree?

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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Day Trips
« Last post by Lilybell on Today at 10:54:58 AM »
I also suggest the North Fork of Long Island.  Greenport is the main "hub" of the area and has a walkable downtown area near the docks.

There are lots of wineries and it's prime farm stand season. It's not as fancy as the Hamptons; it's much more family-oriented and there are beaches everywhere.

I grew up in Cutchogue and would love to be able to live there and commute each day but it is WAY too far.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Day Trips
« Last post by queenskid2 on Today at 09:55:21 AM »
Or you could had East to the North Fork of Long Island.  Tons of farms and wineries. 
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Cleaning Lady
« Last post by JH3525 on Today at 08:58:55 AM »
I'm not certain what Apple Green Coop charges.  However, I'm finding that some cleaning people are charging by the hour and some by the job.  The last cleaning person that I had charged $80.00 for my 865 SF one bedroom one bath regardless of how long it took and it was usually done in about 2 1/2 hours.  Those who work by the hour are charging about $25.00 an hour but less if you clean every week.  Be aware that not all cleaning people do windows so ask before you hire someone. 
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Cleaning Lady
« Last post by Jeffsayyes on Today at 07:55:32 AM »
How much could one expect to pay?
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Day Trips
« Last post by wlirfan on Yesterday at 08:42:55 PM »
You can also try Hudson, NY. Train goes right into town, and there's tons to do.
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