BY SWEETINA KAKAR AND MELISSA MOTT
1261 150th Street, Whitestone
Papa Realty has been a part of the real estate world for more than 25 years. Their office is located in Whitestone as they serve the boroughs of New York City, Nassau and Suffolk County. Their real estate professionals provide exceptional service, whether it be selling or buying a home. They also live in the areas to know the best answers to all questions regarding schools, shopping, transportation and surrounding neighborhoods.
12-65 150th Street, Whitestone
The Harpell brothers, who loved visiting their local pharmacy, own this corner pharmacy located in Whitestone. They want to provide the help and feeling they used to get as children, as their mother shopped for medical supplies and they ran to the toy aisle. They supply a full pharmacy and medical equipment and also provide the entire local pharmacy feel with a printing, greeting cards and toy section. They try to make going to the pharmacy as easy and fun as possible, helping their clients get the best possible price on prescription drugs.
1501 149th Street, Whitestone
This two-year-old restaurant and wine bar in the Whitestone neighborhood offers fine Italian dinning in a casual setting. This restaurant offers lunch, dinner and Sunday brunches and also accommodates large private parties. Their elongated bar and numerous tables make enough room for spacious dining and caters well for their themed parties open to the public.
150-07 14th Road, Whitestone
This brick oven pizza and pasta café has an elegant yet casual restaurant feel with their warm colors, classy lighting and painted mural walls. They serve traditional Italian dishes along with Mediterranean, seafood and café snacks with an Italian flare. Their two European chefs serve small intimate dinners to large private parties and even to take out or delivery.
31-40 123rd Street, Flushing
The Durante Bros Construction Corp. has been part of Queens and the rest of the New York City community for 50 years. The family owned business has served their debris and recycling services since 1980. They pick up concrete, dirt, rock and brick and mixed excavation debris. Durante Bros have their general roots in contracting but also offer recycled base blend, clean dirt backfill, select structural fill, drainage stone, pipe bending sand and topsoil. They are centrally located to all five boroughs, also allowing for pick-ups and deliveries.
154-10A Cross Island Parkway, Whitestone
The Whitestone based garden nursery’s slogan is “we grow everything.” They provide, care and sell all kinds of plants, shrubs and flowers. Their landscaping services help provide expert advice and ideas for all types of gardens including designs and materials for ponds and fountains. This Queens garden has everything needed to make a personal garden from the tools to the expert advice.
137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing
Flushing Town Hall is a multi-arts center, located in a historic 150-year-old building on Northern Boulevard. It hosts multiple galleries on its first floor and has a gorgeous theatre for performers on the second floor. Art exhibitions are continuously flowing through the walls of this town hall. You can see a huge array of local international work by musicians, dancers and theatrical groups. The town hall also houses an education program that works with artists, schools and the general public. Flushing Town Hall is a Smithsonian affiliate as well as a member of New York City 33 Cultural Institutions Group.
136-20 38th Avenue, 12th Floor, Flushing
The F&T Group’s motto, “Global Vision for Local Development,” says it all. This business, which works with markets in both North America and Asia, looks to encourage economic development. The bread and butter of F&T Group is real estate development. Located at Queens Crossing, this umbrella company encompasses a number of businesses at every level including acquisition, development and operation companies.
31-10 Whitestone Expressway, Flushing
Based in Flushing, Crystal Window & Door Systems is a local business which has grown over the past few years. The company is known for their originality in design and manufacturing and has grown to include a vast collection of products, which are energy efficient as well as eye pleasing. Now the company has offices in New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania to name a few, with branches in other states as well. Crystal Window & Door Systems looks to gain customer satisfaction through “consultative marketing.”
1102 Clintonville Street, Flushing
Precious Moments is a nursery school and day care. The school accepts children anywhere from ages 2 months to 5 years. Precious Moments is a private school which offers free full day Universal Pre-k. As a community based organization, Precious Moments is a licensed school run by the Department of Education. The school is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.