Friday, September 30, 2016

Hills Barber Shop

Remember that cute, little new barber shop that recently opened on Austin? Well, they've put up their new sign, rounding out their clean, modernistic take on an old-time barber shop look. I think it looks fantastic and is a nice, upscale addition to Austin St.

First Pumpkin of the Season Spotted

I was walking down Austin yesterday and I spotted the first pumpkin of the season, just in time for Halloween month!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Community Events This Week

The Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) will be holding the following event tomorrow, Thursday, September 22nd. The event is free and open to everyone.

Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival, Fall Meet & Greet

Inaugural Community Advocate Award honoring New York City Council Member Karen Koslowitz
Thurs. Sep. 22nd, 2016, 7:00pm-8:30pm Ridgewood Savings Bank – Forest Hills 107-55 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills NY 11375
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Join the FHAA as we celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with mooncakes and honor City Council Member Karen Koslowitz with our Inaugural Community Advocate Award.
Thank you to our venue host Ridgewood Savings Bank – Forest Hills. The building is located at the intersection of Queens Boulevard and 108th Street. Opened in 1940, the building was designated a New York City Landmark in 2000 by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission
Please email if you would like to donate items for our raffle to raise funds for the association. The event is free and open to everyone.
The following groups have donated raffles so far:
 - Brooklyn Nets - two tickets to watch an upcoming game to watch Jeremy Lin!
 - Flushing Town Hall - 4 tickets to watch family show: Squirrel Stole My Underpants (10/9/2016; more info at:, and a One year family membership (learn more about membership:
 - MK Vision Center - a $50 gift certificate - Body & Brain Forest Hills Yoga & Tai Chi
 Special thank you to Fay Da Bakery - Forest Hills for donating mooncakes.

Also, there will be a FREE Family Fun Day, sponsored by the Geraldine A. Ferraro Club, this Saturday, September 24th, from 10am-4pm on the fields at MELS High School, 91-30 Metropolitan Ave, Queens, NY 11375. It is completely free,  and there will be games, a bouncy house, and free food provided by Banter. For more information email: or visit

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Score One For The Guys!

Here's a twist for Austin St. - a new barber shop, for a change, instead of another hair salon! And it looks kinda cute too! It's kind of giving off that old-time barber shop-feel, isn't it? Looks interesting...
It will be located between 72nd Ave. and 72nd Road on Austin Street, I believe where the italian ices place used to be, next to the new Rove restaurant.

Monday, September 12, 2016


I walked down to Metropolitan to see a movie yesterday and on the way back shot these pics of some of the gorgeous trees in the Gardens and nearby. The time of day and the less humid air that filtered into the area late yesterday had the sun highlighting them magnificently. Too often we forget to stop and really notice the simple beautiful things that are all around us. Luckily, those of use who live in and near Forest Hills have this magnificent landscape to appreciate.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Picture of the Day

Perhaps stocking up for winter? That's a refreshing thought! (And yes, this is a genuine Forest Hills squirrel that I photographed the other day just north of Queens Blvd.)

Friday, September 2, 2016

This Would Be Bad....

Storm Watch Begins!

Edge of the City is in storm watch mode over the Labor Day Weekend! Will try to keep readers up to date with any local news related to the storm, which, as of this time is expected to hang around just offshore through the middle of next week. The effects on the City are hard to predict at this time due to the expected path offshore. It could be dramatic, or it could be very little. Time will tell.

I shot this pic early this morning, the calm before the storm...