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Real Estate & Home Improvement / Re: Washington Plaza
« Last post by newjhuser on Today at 06:09:38 PM »
They said 50 apartments sold give or take. We can check what's been listed on Streetyeasy (31 for sale), so I venture to guess 19 of them went to renters at the inside price? The complex also holds around 190, so 25% of the apartments have been sold to people leaving 75% in the hands of the owner.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: What do you get at 99 cent stores?
« Last post by madalyn on Today at 06:03:22 PM »
A. depressed about late-stage capitalism and the vast waste that we as a species have laid upon this earth and our descendants.

B. as above, affordable cleaning products, but none that could clean the stains from our souls.

Ditto here! :'(
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Travers Park Update
« Last post by lmaniace on Today at 12:03:46 PM »
Unfortunately, the construction has been delayed again and now won't start until 2018. Just heard this from NYC Parks' District Manager for our area of Queens. It's supposed to be done in phases so some of the park is open at all times, but that also means the work will take longer since they are not working on all of it at once.
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Thank Scott for crediting JHBG on the landmark renovation update. It came from Dan Karatzis, who some of you know wrote the local  history book, "Jackson Heights, a Garden in the City.*) He stays on top of landmark and architecture issues for JHBG.

JHBG hopes to push for extension of the landmark district, the long planned phase two in the coming year. If you are interested (landmarking is the only thing preventing inappropriate development here,) reach out to me directly at lenmaniace@gmail.com. Please put JH Landmark in subject line.

Landmarks has had a proposal for several years, but has not yet begun its review. Councilman Dromm, Dan K. and I met with LPC's top official on this in 2015. It would be great to move it to the front burner. With your help we can.

*Available at Jackson Heights' finer book purveyors.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: What do you get at 99 cent stores?
« Last post by lmaniace on Today at 11:22:15 AM »
Last Saturday JHBG bought Christmas tree lighting and garland for the Post Office in preparation for this Saturday (12/10) night's Christmas tree and menorah lighting event. Free ornament-making at 4 p.m. Carols and lights at 5 p.m.

Len
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Real Estate & Home Improvement / Re: Washington Plaza
« Last post by Babycakesmama on Today at 08:57:16 AM »
I am curious, has there been a tally of how many units in Washington Plaza still have rent stabilized renters in them VS. (soon-to-be) owner occupied? Or is this process still unfolding? Also is it know if any stabilized people been bought out of their leases by the complex owner or by their sponsor?

I'm not sure of the exact ratio b/w renters vs owners but I DO know that only 1 renter has definitely has purchased their unit at the newly amended insider rate. I also don't believe anyone has been bought out, it seems that current renters' lives won't change much or hasn't changed.
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Real Estate & Home Improvement / Re: Washington Plaza
« Last post by BEB on Today at 08:35:57 AM »
I am curious, has there been a tally of how many units in Washington Plaza still have rent stabilized renters in them VS. (soon-to-be) owner occupied? Or is this process still unfolding? Also is it know if any stabilized people been bought out of their leases by the complex owner or by their sponsor?
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: What do you get at 99 cent stores?
« Last post by bellabella on Today at 07:27:38 AM »
I sometimes buy gift bags and tissue paper. I hate spending five bucks on a bag that will be thrown away. Cards too if they have them. For thanksgiving I purchased two roasting pans and both had holes in them.
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Real Estate & Home Improvement / Re: Washington Plaza
« Last post by Babycakesmama on Yesterday at 11:49:05 PM »
Hi fellow neighbors!
I, too, like Mr. Plaza lingered on this post for the past 5 months and now I've finally joined in to say...HELLO! I'M genuinely excited to be part of the Washington Plaza family and part of this amazing neighborhood's fabric!
I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only one that painfully endured a long process from the date of offer being accepted to actually closing. I bought my 2 bedroom in the D building in May and finally moved in November. It was seriously the longest few months bc I was just looking forward to being in this neighborhood! I'm a Queens gal through and through. Lived in other places and Queens is where I always come back to as HOME. Being in JH has even reaffirmed that notion.
I would LOVE a get-together as I'm really looking to build a community within the building and make new friends in the hood. I'm a single mom of a daughter who is by the way looking for babysitting gigs. She's responsible, so good with kids, smart and very mature. Also loves to sing, a lot and all the time, so we apologize in advance if you hear her. She will be 12 this Sunday! You may see us together like sisters, she's a super kid!!!
I'm so excited to learn that the gym will be in the D building! I can't wait for this to be finished but I heard that may be the last phase which seemed like another year of constant construction.
So far, I'm so happy about the purchase. I love the neighbors I have met this far. The staff here is by far the best group of such hard working, sweet and helpful people. We feel very lucky.
As far as the courtyard, I heard that they wanted to restone the fountain edges and just update the gardening.
I also thought I'd be super upset about losing FiOs but TWC must have some amazing deals with WP bc my network connection speed is super fast! I don't own cable so I'm only dealing with the internet and I can't complain!
anyway, we can't wait to eventually meeting all of you!
Good night!
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HOLIDAY TIME IS HERE; STAY WARM AND COZY THIS WEEKEND; SHOP INDOORS FOR LOTS OF TREASURES, GIFTS GALORE AT BEST EVER PRICES; BIG FLEA MARKET AT SAINT THOMAS THE APOSTLE  CHURCH; 88TH STREET/JAMAICA AVENUE, WOODHAVEN, QUEENS; 9:00 AM-5:00 PM; SATURDAY/SUNDAY.
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