Sunday, September 11, 2022

Nan Xiang Express Opening in Forest Hills

Soup dumpling establishment Nan Xiang Express will be going in near where Fey Da Bakery is off of Queens Blvd.  




Sneak Peek

I noticed this cool passageway in what used to be the little mini-mall on 71st/Continental. It's looking quite spiffy in there. I wonder what businesses will be setting up shop? 



I assume I know what this one is going to be?



Forest Hills Gets a Like Real New York City Bagel Place

 Have you seen the renovated Gotta Getta Bagel yet on 71st/Continental? Nice job guys! They really brought it up to date. 

And, they added a build-your-own salad station to boot. I think that's the third one in FoHi now if I'm counting right, but all part of something else. We still don't have one of the Manhattan BYO salad chains. 







Gregorys Coffee Opening on 71st/Continental

 

If this is the same one as here then this place will be an awesome addition to Forest Hills. 

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Just a Reminder: Contributors Always Wanted


As you may have noticed, the blog has not been updated as regularly as it used to be. We believe it's important to have a neighborhood blog. So, we are once again putting out a reminder that we need contributors! 

If you are interested in reporting on what's going on in Forest Hills and the city at large just email edgeofthecity@gmail.com. This is a purely volunteer opportunity - just for people who are into helping to improve our neighborhood. 

Anyone who has been a fan of Edge of the City I am sure would agree that the neighborhood has come a very long way in the decade or so since we launched. But we still have a lot of work to do! There's a lot more improvements we can bring to Forest Hills. 

Here's just a few:

- I just noticed the cutest little space on one of the side streets off of Ausin that would be perfect for a neighborhood book shop. We really could use one! It would be the icing on the cake for our 'hood.

- Queens Blvd. while improving thanks to its bike path, still is a dreadful eyesore. We've been calling for a while for beautification of this ugly mess. Let's get the city working on it!

- With everyone's local favorite Banter having closed during the pandemic, we could really use some other quality casual independent dining spots with broad menu appeal. Our restaurants have vastly improved in the past 10 years or so, but there's still some big holes in the offerings that are embarrasing, especially considering how many people now spend more time in the 'hood during the work week.

 So, what are you waiting for? If you are good with words and love Forest Hills, help contribute to the neighborhood's longest-running -- and I guess, only -- blog. All it takes is sending in a photo or brief article every once in a while. We hope you'll join us soon!