Sunday, August 30, 2009

City Council Race Candidates Meeting - 9/9/09

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 at 8:15 promptly - the Shalimar Diner

Meet with the Democratic (because they are the only party running) candidates running for City Council for our District 29. 

The Democratic Party Candidates will face off in the New York City Primary on Tuesday, September 15th.

Come and hear what they have to say, ask them relevant questions that are of interest to our own community.

The Candidates are:







The Forests Hills Crescents Civic Association is your neighborhood watchdog and liaison with community agencies. We are always here for you and we are happy to be hosting this evening for our members, friends and the community at large.

Coffee and Cake will be served

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Yoga in the Park - Now Wednesdays and Saturdays

Hey park yogi's

Our Yoga in the Park program has been extended to two days a week! The new Yoga in the Park class starts today, Wednesday August the 26th!!!!

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm  : same location under the tree :)

Suggested donation of just $8 per person

Bring your friends and get some great yoga and relaxation in after a hard day's work! 

Friday, August 21, 2009

Yoga in the Park - Tomorrow Saturday 8/22

Park Yogi's,
Looks like some heavy duty storms are a coming. Tomorrow we shall move our yoga inside to the shelter of living yoga -
Location: 117-20 Queens boulevard at the crossroad of 78th avenue. We are on the second floor above the Bank of America.
Don't let the rain put your off, please come along and practice in our beautiful studio!
See ya'll tomorrow
Warm regards

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Changes to Kew Gardens LIRR Station

LIRR Ticket Windows
Closing: List

Updated: Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009, 2:03 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009, 2:03 PM EDT

MYFOXNY.COM - Long Island Rail Road personnel will be posted at 20 LIRR stations where ticket office windows are scheduled to close in order to assist customers with ticket vending machine usage.

Read the entire article from myfox NY HERE. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Best Kew Gardens/Local Photos

So we get a lot of people looking at the blog from surrounding areas all over NYC and I was wondering if the blog gives viewers who have not been here a good realistic vision of what KG is like and I think we can do a better job in that department. Therefore, I am asking everyone to send me your best shots of the area with a short description and the name of photographer which I will post here for us to enjoy as well as to show those people not from here what KG is all about. Please send by August 24th to 

(photo of "Civic Virtue" above taken from the Bridge and Tunnel Club website -

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Free Yoga in the Park - Every Saturday Morning from 10 - 11 am

For those of you who have not joined us at the new Kew Gardens Free Yoga in the Park class, maybe you got lost on the way, forgot, slept in? Our class has grown to around 20 people each saturday and everyone loves it so JOIN US! The class meets every Saturday morning at 10:00 in Sobelsohn park, the most northern tip of Forest Park, in Kew Gardens, Queens between Park Lane and Union tpk behind the baseball diamond under the big tree.  This class is for ALL levels, ALL ages, guys and gals. Parking is available in the lot behind the Overlook building on the corner of Park Lane and Union Tpk. See map below for location. For rain days we will be hosting the classes at Living Yoga Studio on Queens Blvd. Contact number for our instructor Gillian is 631-365-4822. 

Prime Real Estate Available on Queens Museum's Panorama


The folks over at the Queens Museum of Art have thought of a unique way to battle the economic downturn: selling off some miniature real estate! The establishment's best known piece is the 9,335-square-foot model of New York City that was built for the 1964 World's Fair. For a fairly low price, you can now Adopt-a-Building in any of the small scale five boroughs (your own apartment building may even be there). As of yesterday, single apartments went up for sale for around $50, houses for $250, and as the NY Times reports "for $10,000, developers can have their brand-new glass-tower condo buildings added to the panorama — no matter how many units are languishing on the market."

Read the entire story from Gothamist HERE.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Join the Kew Gardens Blog Team for the Light the Night Walk in our very own Forest Park!

OCTOBER 17th, 2009



We have formed a team to participate in this walk called the Kew Gardens Blog Team

You can join the Kew Gardens Blog Team at the Light The Night Walk to help raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Joining and walking is free but our goal is to raise $500 as a group so when you join make a donation as well! 

Visit the Kew Gardens Blog Team page and join us at

It is the nation's night to pay tribute and bring hope to thousands of people battling blood cancers and to commemorate loved ones lost.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) funds lifesaving research that has contributed to major advances in the treatment of blood cancers and treatments for other types of cancer, such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplants. These treatments have helped patients live better, longer lives. New targeted therapies that kill cancer cells without harming normal tissue are providing drugs and procedures that are improving quality of life.

  • A donation of $25 provides patients and their loved ones with FREE booklets that contain up-to-date information on their disease and help them make informed decisions about their treatment options.
  • A donation of $50 makes possible a Family Support group with a trained facilitator where comfort can be found and experiences can be shared among patients and family members.
  • A donation of $100 helps supply laboratory researchers with supplies and materials critical to carrying out their search for cures.
  • A donation of $1,000 makes possible one- on-one conversations with health care specialists who provide patients with information about their disease, treatment options, and helps prepare them with questions for their health care team.

Please make a donation to support our team's participation in the Light The Night Walk and help save lives. Be sure to check our team's Website frequently to see our team's progress, and thanks for your support!

Click here to join our walk team and/or donate!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Artwork Appraisals

Hi All, So in my other life outside of blogging I work with art. Mainly American artwork from 1900 - 1975 but I work with mostly everything. I have discovered some real treasures for people and with the rich history of this area I am sure that there are some extraordinary pieces of art around in the basements, attics, hanging on walls or packed away in the garages in Kew Gardens. For Kew Gardens and Forest Hills residents I am offering to give free evaluations/appraisals for your artwork. Just email me at and we can set up a time for me to come over and take a look at the art, take some pictures of it and some notes on it, and I will provide you with a valuation, maybe an offer for it, and contact information for moving forward with selling/insuring/researching/etc. Paintings, sculptures, photographs, anything art related, just send me an email!