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 My husband Don came from 89th between 32nd & 31st avenues....and went to 148 too.   He too played on the Dukes and we both hung out in the Tune Timers and were involved in alot of early morning fist fights in the Toddle House (LOL)   Maybe you knew each other???
Real Estate & Home Improvement / Re: More "Queens Is the New Brooklyn"!
« Last post by Shelby2 on Yesterday at 08:43:07 PM »
Are there majestic properties in williamsburg?

No but there is/was an abundance of space to refurbish, rezone, and/or tear down and build anew which is why developers appeared en masse and have made a killing. The same doesn't ring true here.

Woodside has large industrial areas.  I've always wondered why those haven't gotten any attention from people developing art related industries, especially the area along 37th an 34th Avenues.
Here's some residential development news in Jamaica.  Numerous times in the past few years I've heard people (mostly lay people) talking about Jamaica being one of the next in line to see more residential development.  It made sense to me in terms of location and transit options, however, every time I've gone to that particular area in Jamaica, I didn't see much of anything pleasant in that congested downtown area, except the Rufus King Park and JCAL. I have seen other less busy areas in Jamaica that seemed nice, well-kept and quiet.

It seems the developers are beginning to take more notice of Jamaica as there's a big residential project coming.  I'm not sure what this will mean for more crowding on transit, etc.  We have development going on all sides of us now.

Article excerpt

QUEENS — A Flushing-based company dropped $22 million to buy the largest property in Downtown Jamaica in nearly 10 years — and are planning to build market rate housing along with retail, sources said. The project is the latest among a number of new real estate developments proposed for downtown Jamaica, which has been dynamically changing in recent years.

Jamaica Tower LLC bought the property at 163-05/25 Archer Ave., at Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, from Gertz Plaza Acquisition, according to Massey Knakal Realty Services, which facilitated the transaction. The property, located near York College, consists of two adjacent lots, where there are several stores, including a Rent-A-Center. It also includes a seven-story parking garage.

The lots have the total space of nearly 90,000 square feet and buildable space of 720,000 square feet. It’s the largest property sold in the Downtown Jamaica area in nearly 10 years, according to Brian Sarath of Massey Knakal. Other large properties purchased in the area during the past decade include Jamaica Center, where the Jamaica Multiplex is located, which was bought in the early 2000s.

There is also a lot at Archer Avenue and 168th Street, acquired in 2005, where a Home Depot was built, according to Sarath.

“This sale signifies the return of the residential development market in Downtown Jamaica,” said Sarath in a statement, adding that more than 10 developers have expressed interest in buying the property. “It is the largest site to trade since the [economic] downturn and will be a catalyst for the Jamaica development market moving forward.”
Pets and Animals / Re: White Siamese cat with blue eyes on 78 street
« Last post by dotley on Yesterday at 06:04:39 PM »
Owner was found
Neighborhood Chat / Re: McDonalds on 82nd st below the 7 train station
« Last post by s on Yesterday at 04:12:40 PM »
i believe there was a fire.
Small group fitness classes at a new studio in JH help you kick start your fitness track. EC Squared Studio on 80-20 Roosevelt Avenue offers Boot Camp, Cardio Kickboxing, Zumba +/Toning/Step, Butt & Gut and Yoga at various times (AM and PM). Stop by before you start your day or hop off the train from work and complete your workout. Classes as low as $8.50 - WOW! compared to other studios. More info at or 646-508-4818.
If you know anyone looking to rent a space --for a birthday party, baby shower, band practice, dance rehearsal, conference, etc.--keep in mind there's a studio by 81st Street and Roosevelt Avenue available for rent for up to 50 people. Affordable rates and flexible schedule. Chairs and tables included. Call 646-508-4818 for more information.
If you know anyone looking to rent a space --for a birthday party, baby shower, band practice, dance rehearsal, conference, etc.--keep in mind there's a studio by 81st Street and Roosevelt Avenue available for rent for up to 50 people. Affordable rates and flexible schedule. Call 646-508-4818 for more information.
Community Groups, Activities & Events / Lunchtime Yoga
« Last post by dancefitnesscommunity on Yesterday at 01:26:21 PM »
Come to de-stress and unwind at 12:30 pm every Friday. Learn the benefits of Vinyasa/flow yoga, incorporating basic asanas or postures, proper breathing, and relaxation techniques.  All levels welcome. TRY A CLASS FOR FREE! Limited quantity of mats will be supplied so feel free to bring your own. Drop ins are welcome, but to register in advance call us at 646-508-4818, visit or email us at

About the instructor: Andrea Szakall has been teaching yoga for over ten years. She has studied and taught in locations across the globe, including India, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Hungary and, since 2012, New York. She is a certified Vinyasa, Hatha, chair and prenatal yoga teacher. Throughout these past years she has learned the importance of a consistent, appropriate practice. She feels she needs to give what guidance she has to those with a little less experience.
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