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Real Estate & Home Improvement / Re: Washington Plaza
« Last post by 7 on Today at 02:38:35 AM »
Thanks everyone for the laundry info!

Apparently it is not possible for every apartment to have an internal laundry, due to the contract with the shared laundry company in the basement (Hercules laundry corp?) that artificially limits the number of internal laundries in the building
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Neighborhood Chat / Update on new construction - 85th St./37th Ave. (2018)
« Last post by Shelby2 on Yesterday at 10:51:06 PM »
Looks like demolition has started on the half block near 85th St. and 37th Ave. The rendering posted on the outside of the former florist shop has a Starbucks as the ground floor tenant. I wonder if renderings require accuracy about the tenants or if the person doing the rendering can just throw in any retail establishment into the drawing.

The second photo was taken from 85th St. towards the back of the building, facing west.





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Restaurants & Food / Re: Ice cream and other desserts
« Last post by pynchoff on Yesterday at 09:20:44 PM »
Khao Nom has my favorite ice cream, coconut with peanuts on top.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Ice cream and other desserts
« Last post by Neighbor8 on Yesterday at 08:11:08 PM »
I love Ample Hills! I quit sugar about 8 months ago but I might make an exception to go visit their new location.

What is rolled ice cream? I looked at the linked article but it didn't really explain it. It looked like a rolled up omelet to me.

I’m not sure about that store’s method but here is a video about rolled ice cream https://www.cbsnews.com/video/the-hot-new-dessert-rolled-ice-cream/

Check out some videos here in their original shop in Corona showing how they do it - basically spreading ingredients out thin on an ice cold surface and then scraping into rolls.  No eggs involved as far as I can tell!  I haven't had the pleasure of trying, though I think it gives a unique texture?
https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/igloo-rolls-corona
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: How very little Jackson Heights has changed!
« Last post by jo3boxer on Yesterday at 06:25:35 PM »
JKResident what's your handle on queenscrap?
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"That's the real reason entrenched homeowners fight every new development - they want their property values to keep going up."

uh, no.

homeowners want to maintain what they paid for. they don't want crowds and the reduced quality of life that comes with more people squeezing into a preexisting infrastructure.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Ice cream and other desserts
« Last post by Shelby2 on Yesterday at 03:03:51 PM »
I love Ample Hills! I quit sugar about 8 months ago but I might make an exception to go visit their new location.

What is rolled ice cream? I looked at the linked article but it didn't really explain it. It looked like a rolled up omelet to me.

I’m not sure about that store’s method but here is a video about rolled ice cream https://www.cbsnews.com/video/the-hot-new-dessert-rolled-ice-cream/
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The end result is 0% affordable housing.

If affordable housing is what you want, then any development (even "luxury" development) is good news. The people who will move in to this building would otherwise have been increasing demand for every other building in the area, raising prices. (And the people who were then priced out of those buildings would be increasing demand for cheaper buildings, and so on.) That's the real reason entrenched homeowners fight every new development - they want their property values to keep going up.

That said, there are valid concerns about this building in particular, like slowing access to the hospital with the 100+ cars they're inviting to park there.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Ice cream and other desserts
« Last post by Lilybell on Yesterday at 02:41:34 PM »
I love Ample Hills! I quit sugar about 8 months ago but I might make an exception to go visit their new location.

What is rolled ice cream? I looked at the linked article but it didn't really explain it. It looked like a rolled up omelet to me.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Ice cream and other desserts
« Last post by the80s on Yesterday at 01:52:52 PM »
This looks like a great round-up from Chopsticks & Marrow of the best frozen desserts in Queens:
http://chopsticksandmarrow.com/2018/07/our-favorite-frozen-confections-in-queens-for-summer-2018/

Includes this one in Jackson Heights:
Pepino Nieves, Los Poblanos Grocery
There are many places—from street carts to storefronts—to procure a cup of nieves along Roosevelt Avenue. One of my favorites for this Mexican snow is Los Poblanos Grocery. More than a half dozen wooden buckets done up in the colors of the Mexican flag, each holding a metal tin, stand outside the corner grocer. Flavors include watermelon, mango, pittaya (passion fruit), and my current favorite, pepino. The spicy salty cucumber ice calls to mind Korean kimchi water and is quite refreshing on a sweltering summer’s day.
Los Poblanos Grocery, 92-19 Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights

And this one in Elmhurst:
Tao tueng, Khao Nom
I’m a big fan of shaved ice whether Dominican frio frio or Korean patbingsu, so when I saw that this Thai dessert specialist offered two kinds, I had to try them both. Tub tim krob, which features crunchy jewels of water chestnut coated in chewy jelly, in a sea of coconut milk syrup is strictly for the coconut fans, while tao tueng features longan fruit, barley, tapioca pearls, dates, and of all things potato. Somehow, it manages to make shaved ice seem healthy. Whichever one you choose, you’ll be glad that the brass bowl keeps it ice cold and even happier when the gal behind the counter offers a sidecar of extra shaved ice. I know I was.
Khao Nom, 76-20 Woodside Ave., Elmhurst, 929-208-0108

Plus others that look delicious from all across the borough.
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