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Restaurants & Food / Re: Viva La Comida - or the fabulous food truck event!
« Last post by Ro on Yesterday at 09:39:11 PM »
Does anyone know when and where Nova Safra Bateria will be performing at the festival? My daughter loves them! They let her play with them in June. 
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Where would you live if not in Jackson Heights?
« Last post by Ed on Yesterday at 01:55:35 PM »
I guess if I could afford a place in the old/fancy part of Forest Hills, there are some nice buildings there. But when we looked there, we felt more like we were on Long Island and less that we lived in the city. JH was much more of an urban neighborhood feel to us.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Where would you live if not in Jackson Heights?
« Last post by Jeffsayyes on Yesterday at 01:16:47 PM »
I'd live in sunnyside if it had the train access we do.
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Restaurants & Food / Best noodle dishes?
« Last post by toddg on Yesterday at 01:05:59 PM »
The wonderful food adventure blog Chopsticks and Marrow has a rundown of their favorite noodle dishes in Queens.  What are your favorites?
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A well layout 2BR apartment for rent in the first floor of a private house with access to backyard in Jackson Heights near 74th Street and 34th Avenue.

This unit is renting for $1,900. per month and includes the heat and hot water and is available for a Oct. 01, move-in.

To schedule a showing call or text me at; 718.908.4146
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Community Groups, Activities & Events / Re: Tree Giveaway - Jackson Heights
« Last post by itsit on Yesterday at 11:08:35 AM »
  The tree giveaway at JHScraps community composting site this Saturday will also be offering free pine tree mulch. This is
true local regreening as this mulch is from the chipped Christmas trees that the neighborhood brought to Travers Park last
winter. Bring a bag and we will fill it with pine mulch or take one already filled.
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Neighborhood Chat / The Great Queens Novel?
« Last post by toddg on Yesterday at 11:01:40 AM »
Conservative pundit/columnist John Podhoretz writes today in the NY Post that Matthew Thomas’ We Are Not Ourselves is the first great novel about Queens.  Has anybody read it?  What do you think?

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Apartments, Sublets & Roommates / Re: In Search of Parking Space
« Last post by annie. murphy.1 on Yesterday at 09:38:49 AM »
Thanks.  I had seen that listing but if that's the going rate for parking in the neighborhood I think we'll just suck it up and continue parking on the street.  :)
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: The Wrong Man - Hitchcock in JH
« Last post by toddg on Yesterday at 07:09:35 AM »


From Councilmember Danny Dromm's newsletter:

Manny "the Wrong Man" Balestrero Way
 
Saturday, September 27th
Noon - 2PM
73rd Street & 41st Avenue, Woodside
 
Christopher Emmanuel "Manny" Balestrero shot to unsought fame after his arrest on January 14, 1953 outside his home in Elmhurst, Queens. After three witnesses identified Manny as the person who robbed a Prudential Insurance Company office, he was charged with two armed robberies and, despite his innocence, brought to trial. He was later exonerated after another man confessed to the crimes that Manny was wrongfully accused of committing. His story, which highlights how the criminal justice system can fail law-abiding New Yorkers, captured the imagination of renowned artists such as Alfred Hitchcock, who captured Manny's story by shooting "The Wrong Man" on the streets of Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, and Woodside, where the actual events occurred.
 
In honor of his life and the impact his experience had on the community, I am having the city name the southwest corner of 73rd Street and 41st Avenue "Manny 'The Wrong Man' Balestrero Way".
 
For more information & to RSVP, please contact Yessika Giraldo at ygiraldo@council.nyc.gov or 718-803-6373 Ext. 205
 
Special Thanks to: CB4Q District Manager Christian Cassagnol and Community Board 4 Queens.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Where would you live if not in Jackson Heights?
« Last post by jh_coop_buyer on Yesterday at 02:47:48 AM »
I think it's only 9 minutes between Forest Hills and Jackson Heights on the E train.  However, I guess if the train gets delayed somewhere in between those stations, then it could make it much longer.

The thing is that I work in the upper east side. I take E or R in the morning at Jackson Heights, and in the evening, after the downtown 6 train, at 59th/Lexington I will take R or N/Q+7 or N/Q+E/R/M (involves walking between Queens Boro Plaza and Queens Plaza). This sounds like crazy calculus, and I know a lot of people are doing whatever to shorter the commute time.  Jackson Heights gives me a lot of options so that I do not have to worry about the train delays for any particular line.

I hate the train delays or waiting at the platform forever for the train that takes forever to show up.  This is very important for me to pick up the kids on time in the evening. The day care and my kids would be very upset when I get there too late.

My wife is working near the Grand Central, so she just takes 7 train from Jackson Heights directly to her work.

In Jackson Heights at the express stop, we have too many train options and we don't have to rely on the E train.
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