Macaron Day and more in the QNYC Evening Edition for Tuesday March 19, 2013

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    Macaron Day NYC 2013 is tomorrow

    Now this is a reason to celebrate – it’s Macaron Day tomorrow! In 2010, François Payard, chef and owner of FP Patisserie and François Payard Bakery in New York, organized the first annual Macaron Day in NYC. It coincides with a celebration in Paris, the Jour du Macaron, created by la Maison Pierre Hermé Paris. Free macarons will be available throughout the city tomorrow – in Queens, head to Jackson Heights for Cannelle Patisserie for your macaron (but you must tell them you are there for Macaron Day). Have fun!

    Pharaoh’s Army Fitness is opening in Forest Hills in April

    While it may be too late to work off that macaron, check out Pharaoh’s Army Fitness in April, opening in Forest Hills on Queens Blvd (GMAP). They won’t be offering cardio machines or barbells, but will have monkey bars, kettle bells, and TRX equipment. They call their gym “a playground for adults.” They think playing is really good for you and gets you in shape with more fun. Sounds good to us.

    LIRR train derailed in Forest Hills yesterday

    Here’s hoping you didn’t have a terrible commute this morning – apparently an LIRR train derailed west of Jamaica Station. There were no passengers and no injuries, thank goodness. MTA folks don’t believe the snow was the culprit either. We look forward to learning more.

    Property prices have dropped in Queens

    Coldwell Banker issued a report that in Queens property prices dropped 13.8 percent in February, which is the sharpest single-month decrease since March 2010. There isn’t a lot of inventory, either – the number of listings on the market is the lowest in three years.

    Tommy Hartung Is Off and Running

    We loved this video about Ridgewood artist Tommy Hartung and the place running has in his life. Great to hear his philosophy (one point is that running gets him out of his head, a place where artists tend to live) and see parts of Ridgewood and Forest Park, a place you might not think of as very NYC, since the paths can look like they are far out in the country.

    [vimeo http://vimeo.com/57688186]

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