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Kew Gardens Hills, NY

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Kew Garden can be as delightfully charming as the name portrays. Named after the beautiful botanical gardens in England, the area was developed at the turn of the century to maintain a genteel, garden suburb. And, despite the pressure (because of its proximity to a number of highways and subway lines,) community associations have fought hard to keep it as close to its original concept as possible. The whole philosophy of Kew Gardens’ builders—like that of Olmstead and Vaux—was that, by being surrounded by green; you would be renewed once you came home from the city.

Kew Gardens Hills Apartments


88-25 153rd Street
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1


87-50 167th Street
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1


The Opal
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


$4995 Four bedroom in New York City-244 64th St
Beds: 4
Baths: 2


$1650 One bedroom in Forest Hills-Forest Hills
Beds: 1
Baths: 1


$1500 One bedroom in Forest Hills-67-12 Yellowstone Blvd
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

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Famous Homesteads

<p>Perhaps the best-kept secrets of Kew Gardens are the best known names of famous people who lived there. They realized how simple it would be to take advantage of the fresh air, sunshine, and peace of the country, by moving 30 minutes away to the sleepy village. What followed were homes and small apartments of varying sizes, types and styles.Ñmost famous of which were the many Arts and Crafts style buildings. A quick escape from the City soon led to Òcountry-livingÓ for the artistic and intellectual set, including: Charlie Chaplin, Will Rogers, Anais Nin, Dorothy Parker and George Gershwin. Many of the homes are now New York City Landmarks.</p>

Forest Park

<p>A mixture of natural treasures and manmade prizes, Forest Park offers over 500 acres of options for visitors. With 165 acres of trees and what is called Òknob and kettle terrainÓ (or a series of small hills), the park has a great variety of options to explore. On the eastern side are hiking trails and bridle paths. In fact, horses can be hired from private stables if youÕd prefer to cover more ground from a higher perspective. Heading west, the Park becomes an athleteÕs playgroundÑwith softball, baseball, tennis, bocce, handball, and golf. There is also a Bandshell, with seating for 3,500 people; it hosts a number of concerts throughout the warmer seasons. </p>

Taste a Whole New World

<p>Whether you decide to live hereÑor are on your way to the airportÑbecause Kew Gardens, Queens just happens to be perfectly located between JFK and LaGuardiaÑthere are amazing and inexpensive restaurants nestled right in this quaint village-style area of NYC. Try ROKAÕs Turkish Cuisine one night, where they can serve a group of 40 or more at one large table. With shish kabob for only $12 and incredible babaganushÑthe food is delicious and youÕll feel like family. </p>