The Austin Space open for ‘co-business’


The Austin Space recently opened the doors on a renovated two-floor, 2,000-square-foot co-working space in Forest Hills. Everyone from accountants to Japanese interpreters have expressed the need for a co-working space in the community. Earlier this month, The Austin Space hosted its first tech class, and is planning another class on website design and development next month.

The Austin Space is located at 108-14 72nd Avenue, 2nd Floor. To see what services are offered as well as the various types of memberships, visit You can also schedule a tour to see the space on the website.






Forest Hills Gardens among most expensive neighborhoods in the city


Forest Hills Gardens continues to be the most expensive neighborhood in Queens. But according to Property Shark’s list of the 50 most expensive neighborhoods, the neighborhood is also more expensive than a few Manhattan neighborhoods that you wouldn’t quite expect.

Overall, Forest Hills Gardens came in at 11th place, right after Manhattan’s Carnegie Hill but before the Theatre District – Times Square.

With a median sale price of $1,562,500, Forest Hills Gardens is also more expensive than Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens ($1,430,000) and Brooklyn Heights ($1,024,500) as well as the West Village ($1,192,500) and the Upper West Side ($1,200,000).

Forest Hills Gardens is the only Queens neighborhood within the top 15 most expensive neighborhoods in the city. The next most expensive Queens neighborhood is Hunter Point, which came in at spot #33 on the list with a median sale price of $946,973.

What is your favorite part about living in Forest Hills Gardens?


MK Vision on Continental Ave. teams up with Hong Kong’s Helen Yu to talk eyewear style

MK Vision Center in Forest Hills is known for their elite fashion and eyewear style in Queens and NYC.

MK recently invited Helen Yu, a Hong Kong based fashionista, cosmopolitan, financier, and Instagrammer to talk about their brand, “Suki Eyewear.”

“In a beautiful neighborhood such as Forest Hills, residents take pride in their own unique culture & style. Walking down Continental Ave. & Austin St., I notice a distinct breed of young professionals who take pride in owning their style… and it’s fantastic,” said Kaleena Ma, owner of MK Vision.


screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-12-15-09-pmWhen asked about her tips for instagram posting, Yu said, “As an up and coming Instagrammer, I constantly look for unique fashion pieces that look great, feel great, and I can start a conversation with. The new Epoxy Crystal collection really plays around with textures. The elegant stone-like finish adds a little bit personality to the frame while keeping the classic Suki look. That’s my go-to frame when I am instagramming, it’s simple but with a little bit of a twist.”

Tips about styling on a casual weekend… here’s what Yu had to say: “Casual weekend doesn’t mean you should compromise your style. Walking through the beautiful Central Park in New York City or relaxing at home in my Hong Kong apartment requires something that fits comfortably yet looks great. Picking up a pair of Suki seems natural; it is incredibly lightweight and stylish, making my weekend look seem effortless.”


You can try on Suki frames at MK Vision Center’s Forest Hills location, 107-29 71st Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375, or give them a call at 718.575.8288 to schedule an appointment.

Click here to read the full story & click here to view the Suki Eyewear Fall/Winter Collection.


Koslowitz goes purple to combat domestic violence


As part of “NYC Go Purple Day” on October 6, Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz joined members of the City Council and the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence to raise awareness of domestic violence and bring attention to free services for victims throughout the five boroughs. In her own district, Koslowitz said there were more than 2,200 cases of domestic violence last year. “Domestic violence can take the form of physical, sexual, psychological or even economic abuse,” Koslowitz said. “This kind of violence occurs all over our city among all cultures, races, and religions.”


Street to be renamed “Ramones Way” in honor of band

The Ramones are being honored in their hometown of Forest Hills in a big way.

On Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m., there will be a street co-naming for the legendary band. Council Member Karen Koslowitz will present “Ramones Way” to honor the original group consisting of John Cummings (Johnny Ramone), Jeffrey Hyman (Joey Ramone), Douglas Colvin (Dee Dee Ramone) and Thomas Erdelyi (Tommy Ramone).

The sign will be placed at the intersection of 67th Avenue and 110th Street in front of Forest Hills High School.