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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Moving Company
« Last post by Minimal4me on Yesterday at 11:18:02 PM »
These guys moved us last:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/jp-urban-moving-brooklyn

They did a great job. 4 guys - started at 8 and finished before noon. Cost came in exactly as they estimated.

Not a single bad review out of 100+ reviews says it all.

They are insured.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Mattresses, Carpets and bears oh my
« Last post by Minimal4me on Yesterday at 11:11:16 PM »
We just bought from Raymore & Flanagan on Northern. I can't buy a mattress online. I need to try them out first. R&M has a good selection, competitive prices with MacyBed and Sleepys. And delivery was free. I'd buy from them again.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: What does Jackson Heights need?
« Last post by jmct on Yesterday at 10:35:53 PM »
Bar!  Yes!  What other people mentioned above - a Brooklyn Social style bar.  Loungey, but not a lounge.  Good, diverse beers on tap.  Good cocktails.  I've lived here for 7 months and lurked on this site for a year while we planned to move and I have to say, based on what I've seen in the neighborhood, if someone could find an affordable rent, I think a good neighborhood bar could do really well.

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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Boutique store - yay or nay?
« Last post by Ed on Yesterday at 02:54:31 PM »
Despana has supplied cheeses and meats for a number of the tastings at AB Winery, good food from good folks.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: What does Jackson Heights need?
« Last post by Ed on Yesterday at 02:51:08 PM »
Oh, plus -isn't there a new joint on 37th next to Jackson Heights Health Food that's going to be a new liquor store? That's what the permit in the window says...
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: What does Jackson Heights need?
« Last post by Ed on Yesterday at 02:49:01 PM »
because our local places are small and boutique style. the majority of the posters here want small, boutique style everything. can't be small and boutique style and large, comprehensive and cheap at the same time.
So you want a Walmart? ;D
Siriusly, I'm sure the guys at Red Pocket or Colony would be happy to talk to Mini4 about wines that they could add, as long as it's something they can get through their current distributors.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: What does Jackson Heights need?
« Last post by madalyn on Yesterday at 02:10:42 PM »
I'd like to see the car dealerships and car washes, with their environmental unfriendliness and pedestrian danger, end at the highway and not run into the 70s. I'd like to see the nasty, useless, union-busting supermarket on 75th and 37th replaced with a better one, and possibly to just be walking by while its owners are brought out in cuffs for racketeering. I'd like to see Renaissance move into a new building and double its size, so kids who aren't siblings of existing students can actually get in. I'd like to see the library open seven days. And here's a wild one: I'd like to see a municipal parking lot, maybe just by the highway, for all the out-of-towners who drive in to honk and gridlock our streets on weekend nights.

As for the rents, I don't know about the balance of 37th and Roosevelt, but the strips along 73rd, 74th and part of 37th are managed by the JBBA and JHMA, which (informally, of course) make sure that business owners from specific communities get preferential rents. As regards the dollar stores and such, you need to take a look at the length of lease; many of them may be on much older leases with lower rents than could currently be charged to new tenants.

Sorry for my ignorance but - what are JBBA and JHMA?
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: What does Jackson Heights need?
« Last post by amsci on Yesterday at 11:58:05 AM »
Aw Woolworths! I grew up in South Ozone Park and we always shopped at the "5 and 10" on Liberty Avenue undreneath the el. The word "notions" just made me smile. :)


What I miss is Woolworth's!

Yes, I know, gone, gone forever, but so often oddments are needed, like sewing "notions", and one never had to think twice where to buy them, or go hunting in the drugstores and discount stores.

All kinds of things...
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: What does Jackson Heights need?
« Last post by mchafkin on Yesterday at 11:56:39 AM »
A BK Social-like bar: you read my mind. I miss that place.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: What does Jackson Heights need?
« Last post by Shelby2 on November 26, 2014, 11:18:33 PM »
At the very, very minimum, we need one more good grocery store.  If a decent chain could come in and replace the C-Town on 86th St., that would suffice.  The Met Food in Sunnyside is very nice even though it's very small.  They seem to have good buyers and they keep the place clean and organized.  Why not something like that?

I would also like at least one bar like Asta is mentioning above.
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