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Restaurants & Food / Re: Food Shopping in Jackson Heights, ver.2016
« Last post by itsit on Today at 04:40:49 PM »
 Thanks for all the replies. Its a confirmation of our experience and one I wish would change in the part of a solid
supermarket in JH proper. Love shopping at the little stores and would always continue but making bigger, bulkier
purchases should not be this much of a pain.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Lockwood
« Last post by daisy on Today at 02:23:36 PM »
They have "epic" clearance sales all the time in Astoria.  It's a way of clearing out stock to make room for all new stock items.  I made some really sweet purchases there a few weeks ago.
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I've seen a number of times recently on this board comments along the lines of "well, they can ask that price but it doesn't mean they are going to get it" and I would agree that of course we don't know in advance what the closing price will be.  But the fact is that prices are going up very quickly in JH (and as dssjh points out) in other areas as well. 

I know of a 2bedroom/1 bath apartment in the historic district that sold less than 3 years ago for close to $400K and is now listed again for close to $600K.  I don't think any additional renovations were done after the $400K sale, although I'm not 100% sure about that.  Will they get the asking price?  I don't know, but there is a listing agent who believes that close to $600K is the right price.   And even if they only get $550K, that's a huge run-up from the $390K price it commanded in 2013.

In any case, I only posted the Curbed article because it featured a JH apartment.  Since it was in the "6 figures" feature, I guess they could have chosen a $300K, $400K, $500K etc. apartment as well but maybe they selected this one because they liked it, it has nice photos and is in a good building.
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every neighborhood in the city is changing. realtors are now peddling luxury apartments in the most crime-ridden, least "attractive" part of East New York at prices twice what they were five years ago.

http://www.nakedapartments.com/apartment/2-Bedroom-2724-Pitkin-AVE-Brooklyn-NY-11208-fGjpBFXs
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Anybody can ask for $749k.  The real question is what it will sell at.  On the other hand, the Hawthorne is one of the closest historic buildings to the express trains.  I know that the Hawthorne has listed three bedrooms at over $900k, but I wonder if any of them had sold for over $900k.  Makes you wonder if this is a bubble or if the neighborhood is really changing.

http://www.mpcproperties.com/queenscooplistings.php?cid=196&m=1&i=488

http://www.mpcproperties.com/queenscooplistings.php?cid=196&m=1&i=390
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Lockwood
« Last post by Jeffsayyes on Today at 02:03:43 AM »
Pretty sure it's just end of the season sales, don't worry.
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Restaurants & Food / Super Bowl snacks
« Last post by toddg on Yesterday at 10:39:26 PM »
Joe DiStefano comes to the rescue with snacks worthy of a Super Bowl party in Queens...
Skip the Guac; Give the Super Bowl a Global Flair via Queens

What are you going to be snacking on?
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Lemon Farm - updated thread
« Last post by ljr on Yesterday at 08:54:17 PM »
More than once, we've had fraudulent use of our credit cards when they were still on our possession, and the crooks were buying things with our credit card numbers all over the US, in states we had never been in. This must mean that they can get hold of the credit card numbers and whatever other info they need without ever actually touching the card. I have no idea how, but just sayin'. It's been happening a lot--three times with the same credit account. Not sure you can assume it happened at a particular store.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Lockwood
« Last post by Shelby2 on Yesterday at 08:49:39 PM »
They are also preparing for Valentine's Day.  You can check their Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lockwoodjacksonheights/
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Event space in Jackson Heights/Queens area?
« Last post by toddg on Yesterday at 08:23:12 PM »
This probably won't be helpful to the original poster, but as long as we have a thread on the topic, it seems a good place to mention that two new events spaces will be opening soon in Jackson Heights: Plus One at the corner of 75th Street and 37th Avenue and Nandoss at 72nd Street and Roosevelt.

We've also had some earlier postings about event space available for rent:
http://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=12551
http://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=14317.msg68784#msg68784
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