Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Massive Doing's on 71st Continental

Some photos of the massive spaces either under construction, or waiting to be, in the heart of Forest Hills on 71st Continental Ave. 

Just to bring you up to speed on what I had heard about these spaces:

- The former Duane Reade/Buffalo Wild Wings structure is going to become a Whole Foods. I heard this several months ago and those who said it sounded pretty sure of themselves. Since then.... nada but a For Rent sign on the windows. Sad, and still waiting for confirmation. 

If you take a look at the map of Whole Foods in the New York City area there is a gigantic white space between Long Island and Manhattan, with Forest Hills smack dab in the middle. We're an obvious choice. And this structure is even more so, smack dab as it sits in the middle of Forest Hills and just steps away from the subway station.

- Right across the street, where the Forest Hills mini-mall used to be housing Tasti D-Lite (remember those days?), a teeny tiny barbershop, etc., a massive construction project is underway. The only thing I've heard about this one is that it possibly may become a variety of small eateries.

Of course, if anyone has any information on either of these projects, please email us at edgeofthecity@gmail.com

Friday, March 26, 2021

What is Going On With MacDonald Park?

 As I mentioned in the previous post, I visited MacDonald Park this morning for the first time in like a year. Below is what I found. The amount of litter was revolting. What in fuck is going on here?

New MacDonald Park Building

 With the Covid vaccine coursing through my veins, I finally have begun to venture forth a bit further, exploring areas of the neighborhood that I have not seen in like a year (I'm not insane, after all, it's not like I was going to run around during a deadly pandemic). 

I snapped these shots of the new residential building going up across from the Post Office and MacDonald Park (which, by the way, was dreadfully filthy. I know the City is in a crisis, but wow, the amount of litter in MacDonald Park is disgraceful! I'll post about that shortly.) 

This new building, from what I've heard, will house a high-end gym chain, a parking garage and I'm not sure what else on the ground commercial level.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Stacked Sandwich Shop Now Open on Austin Street

A new sandwich shop called Stacked recently opened on Austin Street, down towards the police station.  I believe it occupies the space of a dry cleaners that closed a while back.  Can't wait to try it out!

Friday, March 12, 2021

Renderings Posted for Former Key Food Site

 Thanks to Tommy for emailing in these pics...

The former Key Food site at Yellowstone and QB service road is starting site work and has posted some renderings.