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Restaurants & Food / Re: Ugly Donuts and Corndogs
« on: September 19, 2021, 09:59:26 PM »
Now open on 37th Ave near 84th.

Real Estate & Home Improvement / Re: Handyperson
« on: September 17, 2021, 03:05:37 PM »
Can anyone recommend a handyperson to put up drapes and shades?

I messaged you.

Neighborhood Chat / LGA runway 13/31 closed for maintenance - Sept 11, 2021
« on: September 11, 2021, 06:28:54 AM »
If you're hearing extra noise today, this is why.

A local artist received a grant from the City called the City Artist Corps grant. She's using her grant towards doing a one time open studio/talk for teens and young adults so they can learn about "Art As a Path." She lives in the area (not JH but nearby) so feel free to check out her website to see some of her work, or if you're looking for local creatives to follow on IG, she's at @sandramackval . If you have questions, she's the best one to ask via email, but I'm also happy to try to help.

Art As A Path : Free art event for teens in Long Island City art studio.

What:  "Art As A Path" is a fun and informal art studio visit plus an open talk/conversation with teens and young adults. The talk would be centered on the idea that it IS possible to follow your call for art as a profession.
Light refreshments will be served.
Covid 19 safety guidelines are encouraged. Artist is fully vaccinated.

When: Saturday October 16th from 3pm-6pm.  The studio will be open during this time for parents and teens to visit.  At 4pm we will have the talk/conversation, followed by a Q&A. 

Where: In the artist's studio, located in Long Island City near 24th street and 37th Ave., so you can experience what's like to be in an artist's  place of work. Once you RSVP, you will be sent the full address.

Who:  Sandra Mack-Valencia, a professional full time artist. Interested in sharing her experience and encouraging young creative minds to follow their vocation.

**Space is limited. First come first served.  Please RSVP by emailing directly to 

This project is possible thanks to the City Artist Corps grant.  This award was created to energize New York City's artists and engage the public with arts activities this Summer and Fall.

Neighborhood Chat / New mural - Queens Graffiti Legends
« on: September 01, 2021, 11:23:16 AM »
93-01 Astoria Blvd

Neighborhood Chat / Re: Best place to FAX from
« on: August 30, 2021, 04:58:52 PM »
It might be possible to fax from an iphone. Not sure as I haven't tried it. But I do use a nice (free) scanner on my iphone called CamScanner. Once you have a document scanned, I would imagine faxing can't be that hard?

Neighborhood Chat / Painted cow parade at NY Hall of Science
« on: August 27, 2021, 09:48:39 PM »
Colorful Cows Can be Found Grazing in Queens

All greenmarkets closed Sunday, 8/21/21

Neighborhood Chat / Re: Sunnyside farmers market - Saturdays
« on: August 21, 2021, 03:02:59 PM »
the market is officially closed tomorrow.

Thanks - I will post a new thread so people will see it.

Neighborhood Chat / Sunnyside farmers market - Saturdays
« on: August 21, 2021, 11:04:51 AM »
In anticipation of the storm tomorrow (8/22/21), and figuring that many vendors won't come to the greenmarket here, I went to the Sunnyside market today and it was quite nice. It's smaller than the JH market, but they have a nice selection.  Hours are 8 am to 3 pm Saturdays during the summer.

Currently Attending (from website)
Meredith's Country Bakery Baked goods from Ulster County, NY
Knoll Krest Farm Eggs, pasta, soups, and baked goods from Dutchess County, NY
Breezy Hill Orchard Pears, apples, cider, and baked goods from Dutchess County, NY
Toigo Orchards II Orchard fruit, and Certified Organic greenhouse tomatoes from Cumberland County, PA
Gajeski Produce Vegetables from Suffolk County, NY
Nolasco's Farm Vegetables, Mexican specialty produce, and herbs from Warren County, NJ
Gonzalez Farm Vegetables, Mexican specialty products, and strawberries from Orange County, NY
Williams Fruit Farm Orchard fruit from Ulster County, NY
Kimchee Harvest Farmstead kimchee and Vegetables from Delaware County, NY
Bakers Bounty Breads & pastries from Union County, NJ
Abundance Acres Farm Pasture-raised, free-range chicken, duck and turkey, grass-fed beef, pork, free-range eggs, and maple syrup from Montgomery County, NY
Ole' Mother Hubbert Milk, poultry and eggs from Orange County, NY

On Tuesdays there is a very small greenmarket in front of Elmhurst Hospital as well, with about 4 vendors.

I have a hard time believing people who say they actually live on the open street and don't find it a noisy nuisance. I live two avenues away and I'm against it because, contrary to whomever says the open street is about favoring peds and bikes, open streets robs us of a bike lane. The bike lane on 34th Street is completely non-functional if it's blocked by people, vehicles, dirt bikes, kids on tricycles, yoga sessions, etc. As vendors roll in and people start setting up lawn chairs on the median, it's becoming less and less of an urban oasis and more like a neighborhood blight. Do it on the weekends! Rest of the time, give us back the bike lane and let people actually maneuver around. I would hate to have spent my life savings to buy a quiet apartment on 34th Ave only to face this. Just one NYers opinion.

I agree with you. I'm not really for or against open streets. I just feel a lot of sympathy for anyone whose windows or building entrance faces 34th Ave. They have to deal with events like this - take a look at where that speaker is going to be, right in front of someone's living room or bedroom window. This is not an isolated event. There's also a theatre group performing in the same or similar location a few days before this one.

Neighborhood Chat / Re: Post office drunkards
« on: August 16, 2021, 01:39:28 PM »
This thread repeatedly goes off topic so it's being locked.

Real Estate & Home Improvement / Re: Kitchen door hinges
« on: August 16, 2021, 01:15:41 PM »
My kitchen doorway has hinges on them and I've noticed the same on other doors in kitchens in the area. So.... did kitchens use to have doors on them??

Mine has two doors (1939-40 building). When I renovated, I switched one of them out for a French door.

I'm pasting a link to my thread from several years ago, but the contractor I mentioned has moved to Florida.

When I was thinking about renovating, a few people suggested eliminating the doors and turning those openings into arched entryways, but I'm glad I stuck with the doors.

Neighborhood Chat / Re: Murder investigation in Jackson Heights
« on: August 10, 2021, 02:01:26 PM »

I dunno, I live on 35th Avenue and so get a front-row seat to the gridlock. Most of the cars are private vehicles with just one person inside (the driver). Seems that if there's concern about emergency vehicle and delivery access, the place to start would be there.

The place to start is not closing two major East-West avenues on the same day at the same time.

The Q49 bus route goes on 35th Ave and those buses were basically not moving along with the rest of the vehicles. So it was not just private cars with single drivers that were impacted.

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