What Is The Queens Surrogate Court?

Forest Hills is pretty close to Sutphin Boulevard  & the Queens Surrogate Court. With that said, many of our residents probably have seen or heard of this court and wonder what it’s actually their for. In order to live a more efficient life we all need to learn about the legal services that exist around us. Here are some interesting FYI points about the court.
1. A court you go to when someone passes away and they have assets that need to be handled.

2. They handle probate (if the decedent had a will) and estate administration (if the person died without a will).

3. They also handles guardianship’s (when someone cant take care of their own affairs)

4. Their record room allows anyone to access public information by typing in the name of a decedent.

5. They will assist you in accessing a family members property in Queens which was sealed off by police.

They are located on the top floor of the Queens County Supreme Court (88-11 Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11435). The Queens Surrogate court is a short Subway ride from Forest Hills using either the E or F lines. If you have any question about probate, administration or guardianship which would you like to address before arriving simply visit http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/11jd/surrogates/ and retrieve the contact information for the department you seek.

Queens Surrogate Estate Probate Court










Contributed by the Law Offices Of Roman Aminov to the Forest Hills gardens Blog.

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Law Offices Of Roman Aminov

118-35 Queens Blvd #400

Forest Hills, NY 11375

(347) 694-8856


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Hiring The Best Roofer In Forest Hills Using The Web

It’s no secret that Forest Hills has homes and buildings on the older side which require a lot of roofing work. When it comes to hiring roofing contractors you never actually used, the first step is to research the company online. When that happens, the potential client will always ask themselves, “how in the world do I know if the reviews I am reading are real”? In today’s article, you will get the answer to this intriguing question.

First off, when hiring a roofer, the review sites you should be using are GAF, Home Advisor, Google & YELP. Now, deciphering the validity of what you see on these sites is the trick. Let’s analyze each review site one by one and in order of importance.

1. GAF

GAF, the leading manufacturer of quality roofing supplies in the USA, has a website that can be used for any homeowner or business to rate a local roofer (and learn about their materials). GAF also awards certain contractors what is called “Master Elite” status. A Master Elite roofer is required to receive a significant amount of training from GAF in order to join this exclusive club. They also undergo background checks from GAF. Finally, these Master Elite roofers can offer you exclusive warranties and roofing materials that other roofers cannot. Considering only 2-3% of the roofers in the United States posses this GAF Master Elite status, it would be wise to hire one for your next roofing project.

2. Home Advisor

Home Advisor is the #1 lead generation site for contractors in America. What is nice about their reviews is that they can only be left by people who actually had real work performed for them by the contractor at hand. There is a potential for some foul play here but overall it’s safe to assume that most of the reviews (which include the job description and location) are indeed real.

3. Google

Did you really think we would leave out the real leader of the free-world? That’s right, Google roofing business reviews are out their in the masses. The trick here is going to be to analyze each review for authenticity. Although Google does take measures to filter fake reviews, this could easily be manipulated. The key to knowing if a Google review is real is to check if the review looks and feels real and then inspect the profile of the person who left it. You can check if the locations of the local businesses which the user left reviews for are relatively consistent and match the users physical location (for the most part- they may travel). Manipulation of a local IP address can also allow users to leave fake reviews.


YELP is a local directory and review site that has grown leaps and bounds over the last years (especially in Forest Hills). It has become popular for it’s sweet review engine. YELP has a very strong filter in place for fake reviews which was implemented and updated in recent years. That means that you should be weary of the authenticity of older reviews, but pretty confident about newer ones. Like with Google, the filter can be gamed by simply being really active on YELP is a specific area (browsing listing, getting directions etc.) and then leaving a fake review for a local business. Again, one can manipulate their local IP address with private IP programs and get their fake review through (providing they are an active member).

All in all, the niche specific review sites clearly take the cake when it comes to resources to use to find good roofers. If you like what you see after checking GAF and Home Advisor, and can confirm it using Google & YELP then you can definitely feel safe hiring that roofing contractor.

Roofers on Forest Hills Home

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Forest Hills, NY 11375

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Roast N Co is expanding to Kew Gardens


Are you a fan of Roast N Co at 100-12 Queens Boulevard? If so, you will be glad to hear that the cafe is expanding to a new Kew Gardens location.

Roast N Co, which opened in 2016, offers high-quality coffee and high-quality rotisserie chicken with a French/Mediterranean flair. According to chef Sami Toujani, the eatery wanted to offer a coffee shop that also provides a restaurant option for residents.

Roast N Co has been a hit with the community since opening and will now also occupy the space at 82-60 Austin Street. The new location is near the Long Island Railroad Station as well as the Kew Gardens Cinemas. The space was previously occupied by Expresso Cafe.

To read more about Roast N Co, read the full story about what the eatery offers.


Celebrate Mother’s Day with ECCQ


Join the Earth Citizens Club of Queens for their annual Mother’s Day Celebration at Austin Playground. The event will take place this Sunday from 1-3 pm! There will lots of card-making and crafts, games, a Polaroid photo booth for “Mom & Me,” outdoor family yoga, and bubbles!

The group will also be asking for your input on how to improve Austin Playground, so come on down and take a survey. You can also participate in the chalk mural!