Monday, May 30, 2022

Forest Hills Goes Nuts!

A new store just opened on Austin Street (70-10) selling nuts, cookies, teas, spices, and candy by weight.  So far it seems super popular.  Reminds me of the 'Bulk In Bins' stores I've been to in Florida.  Welcome!

Ramones Covered Up

The Ramones mural under the LIRR tracks was recently covered up in the name of beautification for the summer concert series, I assume.  It was sadly never properly protected from the elements.  The tennis champions mural on the other side of the street was also covered.  Hopefully they can be restored to their former glory some day.
Found this picture I took shortly after it was painted

It's still underneath the new look

Finished product

Bye Bye Bauer

Sad to report that the long-standing Eddie Bauer on Austin Street will be closing June 4th.  I remember the Eddie Bauer on Madison and 59th Street in Manhattan closing many years ago and I assumed ours would not be far behind.  Instead, it kept chugging along like the little engine that could.  Anyway, farewell, old friend and I hope something cool takes its place.

Monday, April 4, 2022

One of Forest Hills' Best Noodle Places is Planning to Close

 I heard today than XinTaste, located at 72-38 Austin Street, is planning to close in three months. I don't usually do this, but this place is so excellent and its closing will be such a loss to our neighborhood, that I am requesting everyone to do anything possible to convince them not to close. 

I think their closing is of the magnitude of Banter's closing, that is how bad it will be for the neighborhood. I know that there are a lot more important things to be worried about in the world right now, but an awesome bowl of noodles makes life that much better, right?

Anyway, please pay them a visit or give them a call at (718)520-5199 and charm them into staying open :)

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Catching Up

Does anyone have any good experiences at the new food places around?  I'm way behind in trying them.  Here are a few pics to get the ball rolling: