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Neighborhood Chat / Re: New Shop - Pauglina
« Last post by Dodger on Today at 12:17:29 AM »
Bagel House is really good. Just wish it was a little closer to me. They have the best bagels in the neighborhood, in my view, though not as good as my favorites in Manhattan.

Back to Pauglina, it's nice to see a new and different shop open in the neighborhood. I missed it the first two times I was looking for it because of the awning issue but then felt like I was entering a whole new world when I found it. A really beautiful interior. Still, it feels a bit too heavily "curated" with a very specific aesthetic for me. More stuff to buy (including more useful stuff) would make it a place to really shop. Or more places to sit might make it a real cafe.

Also, this discussion confirms my sense that a store filled with nice home and kitchen goods (not too upscale, but not bargain basement either) could do really well here. I think such a store would really serve a diverse customer base--like the Natural Foods store and the Farmers' Market (and, dare I say it, Starbucks), places that are sometimes considered harbingers of gentrification but here seem to attract the whole neighborhood.
Neighborhood Chat / Re: New Shop - Pauglina
« Last post by ptbass75 on Yesterday at 10:35:50 PM »
the owner may be a local, which is usually a plus, but the food is trucked in from a central facility somewhere -- you can see the trucks outside dunkin or caffe bene in the early AM, with boxes of pre-made stuff.

Juju's bagels are par baked, probably coming from a "central facility" as well.   Sorry, I  know the owner is well liked and have heard good things about him, but as far as his primary product goes I am not a fan.  Bagel house on northern in the upper 80s is way better.    Last time I went into jujus which was over the summer, I noticed some of his specialty cream cheeses were so old that the edges were yellow and cracked. Not the best sign. At least Dunkin' Donuts probably has some degree of quality control.
Restaurants & Food / Re: Himalayan - Nepali - Tibetan food
« Last post by toddg on Yesterday at 09:40:34 PM »
The under-development Museum of Food and Drink is rolling out a series of "city guides."   Himalayan cuisine in Jackson Heights is one of the first guides they've published.  It includes a short video, plus articles on the history, foods, and specific eateries that can be found around the neighborhood.
Neighborhood Chat / Re: What the heck is happening with the Bruson Building?
« Last post by itsjustme on Yesterday at 08:40:41 PM »
I'd love to know how much money the Bruson building spends on electricity.  There has been absolutely no noticeable movement on this building for nearly a year and during that time the lights have been on 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  I live nearby and the brightness at night has taken quite a bit of getting used to when trying to sleep (yes, I do have window shades).  I'm hoping they get tenants soon who have to pay their own electric bills and decide to turn the lights off at night like normal people. [/rant]

I've wondered about this too. Maybe it can be written off? Or maybe it's for security reasons? Still, seems so wasteful.
Neighborhood Chat / Re: Italian Farms
« Last post by dssjh on Yesterday at 07:58:34 PM »
there are two pharmacies right next door to each other -- nothing in between -- across from my ofice in downtown manhattan. soho pharmacy and tribeca pharmacy. nyc is bleeding.
Neighborhood Chat / Re: Italian Farms
« Last post by AmazingJason on Yesterday at 06:38:01 PM »
I just saw another Grand Opening sign for 99 cents store next to another 99 cents store (former Italian farms). Am I seeing double?

Let's make 37th Avenue 99 cents Avenue, this would attract lots of tourists!
99 cents District, as Flower District or MeatPacking District...

I love it! You don't miss the 99 cent stores until you're in a place where there are none.
Real Estate & Home Improvement / Re: Good Property Management
« Last post by eddie on Yesterday at 06:24:04 PM »
Whoa, 25 percent?? I rent now, but my previous apartment was a coop. Our flip tax was 3 percent of the profit. I always thought that sounded pretty reasonable, till I actually had to pay it. I suppose I still think it's reasonable, since our flip tax kept us from having to raise the maintenance much, and we never did assessments. But it hurt to have to pay about $10K at the closing..

if you paid 10k in flip tax I'd say you did pretty well on your coop! that's a 300k profit!

25% flip tax is reasonable to me if it keeps the maintenance low.
Real Estate & Home Improvement / Douglas Elliman Releases 3rd Quarter Reports
« Last post by Marlene on Yesterday at 05:35:30 PM »
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The Brooklyn housing market set new price records across property types and regions. High demand from a strong local economy combined with low inventory continued to pressure the market.

The spillover of demand from Brooklyn pushed Queens housing prices to new records. Low inventory and significant demand drove prices higher.

There were more sales in Westchester county than in any other quarter over the past thirty-five years. Renters and homebuyers from New York City are a key source of demand.

Sales volume in Putnam and Dutchess counties reached eleven-year and twenty-year records respectively. Housing prices inched up as inventory declined.

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