Archive for November, 2010

Check This Out …

November 14, 2010 1 comment

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All new posts will appear on either the new Blog or on the Facebook Page.

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– Drake

Downright Balmy

November 12, 2010 Leave a comment

The weather this afternoon here in Forest Hills has been just spectacular for approaching the middle of November and this weekend is looking like more of the same, with sunny skies and temps in the 60’s. Today’s beautiful weather offered up a great opportunity to capture some exceedingly pleasant photos of our neighborhood as the sun set on another work week.


Retailing on the Edge

November 12, 2010 Leave a comment
From The NY Times:
N.Y. / Region
Published: November 12, 2010
Some residents lament the arrival of Duane Reade and Starbucks in Williamsburg’s main shopping district.

Homefront on Austin

Sounds to me like the Williamsburg folks are getting a bit ahead of themselves. If they want to see a good example of how chains came into a charming neighborhood loaded with independent stores and the two have learned to live nicely side-by-side they should journey on down to Park Slope.

Here in FoHi? Not so much. I think Austin is heavily outweighed by retail chains. And the independents we do have tend to be cell phone stores, hair salons, women’s clothing boutiques and optical stores. We can use some more quaint, creative independent shops in town. I always point to Homefront as an example of a charming little independent that gives Forest Hills that little special something.

Forest Hills High School Update

November 11, 2010 Leave a comment

From Queens Chronicle:

Forest Hills HS is a ‘diamond in the rough’

The neighborhood school was among the few large high schools, defined as those with a student population exceeding 2,500, throughout the city to receive an A on the Department of Education progress reports for two years in a row.

Bedbug Pandemonium

November 11, 2010 1 comment

Should we believe Roscoe, the bedbug sniffing dog?

From The NY Times:

N.Y. / Region
Published: November 11, 2010
The growth of the bedbug detection industry may be outpacing the ability to ensure standards and accuracy.

Remember Their Sacrifice

November 11, 2010 1 comment

Autumnal Orange

November 9, 2010 Leave a comment

This evening’s gusty and chilly November weather made for some rather spectacular views of The Windsor, Kennedy House and Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church as the sun set on Forest Hills.

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