Thursday, January 31, 2019

Activity at Austin Street Corner

I'm just hearing the normal rumors and seeing the usual activity that makes me surmise there could be some big changes coming to the corner of 71st Road and Austin Street. Big sales, adjacent stores closing, rumors flying. Send your tips to

Exo Cafe's Status

I've been contacted by numerous readers over the past several days regarding Exo Cafe's closing. All I know at this point are rumors that it is being converted into another restaurant, possibly Latin food. If anyone knows anything else, email Thanks!

And thanks to Enrique for sending in this photo via Twitter!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Forest Hills Construction Site Pics

Snapped a couple of pics today of the demolition of what was the Party Store, Piu Bello and several smaller stores, across from MacDonald Park and the Post Office. See my previous post about the new building going up in this space.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Best Local Pizza - My 2019 Top 5 !

Dani's delectable pie. Simply superb.
It's Friday, let's talk pizza.
I've been meaning to do an updated favorite pizza post for quite a while, and finally am getting around to it. Here's my Top 5 Forest Hills - and nearby - pizza faves.
My Top 5 have evolved over the years as I've tried and repeatedly eaten quite a bit of the local offerings. So, the following is based on almost two decades of  Edge of the City pizza eating:

1) Dani's House of Pizza in Kew Gardens - Simply delectable. If only they delivered to Forest Hills I would be in heaven, and also quite obese. I have to say their pizza is up there with the best I've ever had anywhere the world over.

2) Lillian Pizzeria in Forest Hills - The pizza gods shined on central Forest Hills in 2018 when Lillian began delivering its incredible pies. Simply awesome traditional New York pizza.

3) Numero 28 in Forest Hills - This newcomer on Restaurant Row in Forest Hills has sensational pizza offerings.

4) Tuscan Hills in Forest Hills - This local Italian restaurant also offers a fantastic array of pizza.

5) Nick's Pizza in Forest Hills - This old favorite - which only recently started delivering after years of not doing so (probably because of all the stepped up competition) - has one of the best pepperoni pizzas I've ever eaten.

Runner Up - Dee's, on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills. Really good selection of pizza. If only they delivered!

Our winner! Dani's in Kew Gardens

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Work Begins On New Forest Hills Building

I noticed they have begun doing work on the site of this future development across from MacDonald Park. Last I heard it is supposed to be an office building with some retail space as well, and parking.