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Neighborhood Chat / Congrats to Adams and Shekar.
« on: November 03, 2021, 10:10:38 AM »
Looking forward to the in New York and Jackson Heights under their leadership.

Neighborhood Chat / NYC's future...
« on: August 24, 2020, 10:47:17 AM »

Possibly, since businesses in Jackson Heights don't rely on tourists and office workers, but rather residents (most of whom can't really afford to leave to their "country homes")...the enterprises in our NY neighborhood may be in a better position to survive this epidemic.

Restaurants & Food / List of establishments doing take-out
« on: March 22, 2020, 09:57:00 AM »
Perhaps we can start a list of places that remain open for take-out?

Neighborhood Chat / Crumbling BQE
« on: January 31, 2020, 10:14:23 AM »
It appears the BQE is falling to pieces.

Hopefully, this is the beginning of the shift from private car culture in NYC. Robert Moses' car-centric vision of NYC coming to its dead end.

Too many people with too many not feasible in NYC with our highway/roads infrastructure. Simply a fact.

Most other cities in the USA are car friendly. NYC is unique and special. And we simply aren't really built for private cars.

Onwards with improving public transport, bikes and car-sharing culture. The future!

Restaurants & Food / Cheese Arepas Food Truck
« on: November 24, 2019, 08:52:24 AM »
There's a cute food truck stationed on 37th Ave around 85th St at the moment. Selling cheese arepas. It looks really sweet.

Restaurants & Food / Tortilleria Nixtamal
« on: October 11, 2019, 09:51:06 AM »
TORTILLERIA NIXTAMAL @ 104-23 Roosevelt Ave is pretty wonderful.

They make and sell fresh, warm, corn tortillas. Baked in front of you on the premises. 

And that's all they sell. (I didn't see any chicken there, tho it's mentioned on their website)

Kinda like the "hot bagels" concept.  But tortillas.

You can buy them from lots of 8 tortillas, to an endless amount I suppose.

Clean, modern, authentic and delicious.  Highly recommended.

Neighborhood Chat / Problems on Roosevelt Ave.
« on: September 17, 2019, 08:33:40 AM »
Males being approached for "massages" every single time they walk past places like that Spa...and around Roosevelt...gets old pretty quick. Very annoying.

And yes, DSSJH, you may well counter with an example where someone munching cucumber sandwiches was approached at the Plaza Hotel tearoom by a high class escort ... but TWO WRONGS NEVER MAKE A RIGHT.

[Moderator's note: this post is off-topic, and a direct personal attack.   Please follow the forum rules.]

Neighborhood Chat / Communal Living/Paper Factory Hotel in LIC
« on: March 19, 2019, 03:07:59 PM »
I am a big believer in the future of communal living.

Yay for it coming to Queens!

In Denmark, they are implementing separate compartments in trash containers for refundables.

So that people who collect these bottles, cans, etc for money have easy access to them and thus don't have to spill garbage all over the street in their search for the refundables. 

NYC, this is a great idea. And one we need.

(Perhaps refundables can also be separated in domestic garbage too? So folks don't split open the garbage bags and make a mess in their search?)

Neighborhood Chat / A new brilliant arts venue has opened in Woodside
« on: October 24, 2018, 11:09:35 AM »

On 61st Street, next to Blue Cups Cafe.

 A huge comedy and art gallery and film and theater and music space.

Plus it's stunningly designed. And let me say it again, immense in size.

Neighborhood Chat / Young Homeless Guy
« on: October 07, 2018, 10:42:42 PM »
In the past month or so there appears to be a young Bengali guy, maybe 19 years old, who's been hanging around 37th Ave near the library and sometimes on 82nd St...etc.

He appears to be totally lost...I am not sure if it's mind-altering medications or simply that's who he is.

Is there a number to call for the Desi folks...for some Desi social welfare other minorities have (like the Jewish/Chinese/Latino groups have) perhaps look after him?

Or a number to call for the city to work out his story?

It seems a helluva waste of a life to be hanging around the street  alone like that.  Something's not right...

Tonight for instance he is sleeping on a bench on 82nd Street snuggled onto a giant stuffed pink teddy bear.

Though that image is, of course, very "only in New York"... perhaps he does require professional help.

Interestingly, his clothes are not typical homeless.  In other words, he looks pretty clean.

Neighborhood Chat / Trackless Trams
« on: September 30, 2018, 10:47:33 AM »
This is so gonna be the future. And solve some transport issues.

And we actually have China to thank...

But alas. Where are the days when the USA developed the new technology?

These could even replace the subway.  Underground. And solve the challenge of needing to fix the subway's antiquated signal system.

Neighborhood Chat / The future is: Checkout-free!
« on: September 12, 2018, 08:06:15 PM »

OK, so EVENTUALLY Foodtown and every supermarket will have checkout free options.

That's exciting.

However, if the technology is anything like the self check-out machines @ our Foodtown, I suppose, alas, it'll be down at least 25% of the time.

Restaurants & Food / DUO GASTROPUB
« on: July 21, 2018, 12:38:24 PM »
While everything moves slowly, slowly in Jackson Heights...and debates about minor changes leading to GENTRIFICATION... (which isn't really happening here in the classic fearful sense...because we are already very established.)...

...Things are certainly hotting up in Elmhurst...across from Roosevelt. 

So actually really close...

Like this GASTROPUB which will be opening up...
40-37 75th St

My guess is that Elmhurst is in the process of the more classic sense...much like Flushing has...

So those who are pro-classic Gentrification will merely have to cross Roosevelt.

And those who are against it can remain on the Jackson Heights side...

Elmhurst does make sense that it would gentrify. 

Their excellent transport options around the Roosevelt hub are exactly the same as ours.
But on the mirror opposite side!

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