A Forest Hills, NYC Blog
That's a very odd spot for Cippolini. Hardly any foot traffic.
But if it's good enough, people will make a point to stop by there specially. I know I will.
If Manhattan can have Eataly, why shouldn't we?
I love these great business experts on your page, Drake. According to their logic, Mr. Vino Cucina should have a line out of the door, with all the foot traffic and all...I don't want to insult the present company, but not everyone in Forest Hills is a single person who buys lonely dinner on their way home from the subway. That location has great parking and visibility. It's also blocks away from area's largest buildings. If done correctly, specialty supermarket could flourish in that area. But then again, majority of commentators only see Forest Hills as a collection of overpriced and nasty restaurants alongside Austin and Continental.
LOL. Some people in Forest Hills actually have these things called cars.
According to YOUR logic, every single person is "lonely" and buys takeout dinner every night on the way home. Not all of us are dependent on another person to make us whole, and guess what… some of us can even cook!!
What I was trying to say is: most of the comments on this blog that regard ANY opening/closing news seem to represent a recognizably similar person's point of view. "I'm priced out of Brooklyn, hate Manhattan, real estate person who rented/sold my apartment to me drove me by Austin Street, Continental, & 70th Road. I KNOW that this is ALL this area has. For that reason I choke on Aged brunch every weekend, because there is nothing else here, right?"This is the feeling I get when I read comments on this page. Single person who doesn't get out that much angrily commenting on anything that's out of their little world:Dunkin Donuts replacing despicable rat nest of a bodega? I hate it! A person who managed to get(and loose) a Michelin Star in Queens closing shop? Evil landlord's fault. Specialty Italian Store opening away from my walk home from the subway? They're doomed.
Why wouldn't some people be upset if a corporate, faceless drone like Dunkin Donuts takes away the livelihood of a little mom and pop store? And it is sad that the only Michelin starred restaurant in Queens is closing. I think half of Forest Hills wants it to stay the same (low noise, family-friendly, bland but predictable restaurants with senior citizen discounts) and the other half want it to be more like Brooklyn or Astoria (young, foodie-friendly, more nightlife). So far it has a little of both, and when a gourmet place opens, we should all applaud!
What do you any of your examples have to to do with a person's relationship status?? I'm sorry, but I--and many people here--take issue with your characterization of single people as "lonely" losers who "don't get out much." Which unfortunately is the image that the chronically coupled-up seem to have of singles, because they can't imagine any kind of life without being surgically attached to a partner. (See, I can do it too.) Don't worry about us. We're single because we want to be. Not because we're out of options. ;-)
And by the way, I have never even wanted to step foot in Brooklyn, let alone live there (same single Anon here). I have lived in Forest Hills--everywhere from 67th Ave. to the Gardens to 72nd Ave.--since the 90s. I know quite well what this area has, and what it had before it became "hip" to live here. My first 1,000 sf 2-bedroom here was $975. Yeah, that long. LOL. You're making a lot of assumptions about the residents of this town. And their relationship status.
The name Cippolini sounds familiar, but I can't place it...is it a chain?
There's one at Manhasset Americana.
Isn't the one in Manhasset just a sit-down restaurant, not a market? (I could be wrong though. I haven't been to the Americana in a couple of years.)
Yeah, also wondering if this is a different thing altogether. If Cipollini is an Italian restaurant, it would be an odd choice to choose a spot right across from Tuscan Hills. Perhaps a brand extension in the form of a market, or an entirely unrelated enterprise?
No, the sit-down Cipollini Trattoria restaurant is by the parking lot, while the cafe Cipollini Pronto is right around its corner. From the looks of the sign in the tweet by Adam, it looks like it's an entirely different place with just the same name. That makes much more sense now and not odd like I originally thought.
Any idea when Cipollini will be opening? Has construction started?
When is Rove opening? I thought it was set to open in August?
It is open. no lunch but dinner is being served already.
Where exactly will Cipollini be located?
It's about four doors east of Ginza Wigs. I saw two signs there in the windows yesterday. I believe it used to be an antiques store.
Ginza Wigs is across Queens Boulevard diagonally from Tuscan Hills...
The Forester building on Queens Boulevard needs to allow some good restaurants or delis to open in their ground floor retail spaces. I read a while back on a discussion forum that the tenants of their building don't want businesses that serve (something about "vermin" being a potential issue) problem, but c'mon, NOBODY in Forest Hills wants a hair restoration business! What a waste of space.
There used to be a supermarket on the ground floor during the 1960s