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Real Estate & Home Improvement / Re: Painting cost estimate
« Last post by jeanette on January 13, 2019, 07:24:24 PM »
Sounds nice. Welcome to JH.
Real Estate & Home Improvement / Re: Looking to buy 1BR Condo--CASH
« Last post by ilovejacheights on January 13, 2019, 07:21:21 PM »
Hello Shelby2 and Carrefour_NY,

Thank you for your responses.  Yes, I do see on StreetEasy the inventory for condos in JH is significantly smaller and their prices higher compared to co-ops.  I had lived in a JH co-op for many years, and it was a terrible experience.  Thus, I prefer a condo because of the free and clear ownership and the lower monthly common charges.  Hoping to find one seeking a quick sale via a cash transaction. 

Neighborhood Chat / Re: Empty store fronts
« Last post by abcdefghijk on January 13, 2019, 07:02:19 PM »
Astoria has gentrified at an incredibly rapid rate.

And gentrifiers would never go into the low end clothes stores that used to abound there on Steinway.

My guess is that Astoria (including Steinway)  will all be like Ditmars and 30 Ave soon.  (Hello Amazon) High end hip. Queens' Williamsburg. (Plus that Egyptian quarter)
Real Estate & Home Improvement / Painting cost estimate
« Last post by RiMeo on January 13, 2019, 06:59:18 PM »
Hi all,

My wife and I just purchased a single home in Jackson Heights. The house is pretty up-to-date and we only plan to repaint the house (about 1350 sq ft each floor for 2 floors). Besides white paint for much of the interior, we already picked out the paint colors for doors, window panes, dining wall and bedrooms.

How much would it normally cost for this sort of paint job? I won't need a paint specialist or full-time contractor who come with premium knowledge, but just someone who is professional and meticulous with painting.

If you or family has used someone in the neighborhood and are happy about their service, please kindly recommend.

Neighborhood Chat / Re: Empty store fronts
« Last post by KDGHP on January 13, 2019, 05:34:31 PM »
KDGHP--are you new to JH?

New-ish in that I’ve been here about 2+ years, but I’m a NYC native. No transplant here. :)

While I appreciate that some of these ideas seem unrealistic, keep in mind that they’re a wishlist, so I know that some (or none) of these things may come to fruition. I DO think there’s a real market for some of these and would see success. It only takes one entrepreneur to spark the change.
Neighborhood Chat / Re: Consider ditching your car-
« Last post by CaptainFlannel on January 13, 2019, 04:57:53 PM »
How many people have been killed or maimed by cars and got ZERO jail time in NYC alone in the last 5 years.

I can't speak for those maimed by cars, but I can confidently say that of those who were killed by cars, 100% of them got zero jail time.
Restaurants & Food / Re: Romeo's Italian Ristorante
« Last post by pynchoff on January 13, 2019, 04:11:30 PM »
Rarely have I seen a place go downhill so quickly. I raved about it opening night, but I've been there four more times since then and each visit was a bit worse than the previous one. Hope they turn things around, but I'm not optimistic.
Neighborhood Chat / Re: Empty store fronts
« Last post by ljr on January 13, 2019, 01:24:11 PM »
I guess it's another example that would seem to support the notion that there may be a lot of businesses here that are less than legit, which is how they manage to stay afloat when real businesses can't.

I had no idea what that business was doing there, so thanks for the illuminating commentary.
Neighborhood Chat / Re: Empty store fronts
« Last post by dssjh on January 13, 2019, 01:16:29 PM »
wow. i had no idea, but the sleaze is not really surprising, given the huge come-on signs in the window. those places are the worst.

my mom had home aides through visiting nurse and catholic charities, and catholic charities occasionally had shift-fillers from one of those places. the worst care imaginable.
Neighborhood Chat / Re: Empty store fronts
« Last post by jh35 on January 13, 2019, 12:01:58 PM »

but I don't understand why the largest storefront is devoted to a home care business. Why does a business like that pay for a storefront location? It's a large space--I've never walked by during business hours, but is it filled with employees and clients meeting about home care arrangements? It seems so odd to have that business in that space--have you ever seen a storefront home care business anywhere else in NYC?

I have seen that business in action during the day. It is not a normal health care agency like Visiting Nurse. They entice people into thinking that they will make money taking care of people. They charge for a course and then try to hook people up with clients. I suppose it also attracts abusers who will charge medicare and medicaid for taking care of their relatives and friends.  If it were a normal agency, as you said, it would not be in a storefront. And, it would not have to cover the windows as it did after a while. It might as well be a bookie.
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