Jackson Heights Flower Shop News
Jackson Heights Boutique Store Closing Jan. 31 - Jackson Heights PostTuesday, January 16, 2018
Jan. 5, 2018 By Tara LawA Jackson Heights boutique that offers flowers, home decor, sweet treats and coffee is closing.The owners of Pauglina, located 75-26 37th Ave, have announced the store will close on Jan. 31. All merchandise is currently 50 percent off.The store opened in October 2016 and was a combination coffee bar, florist, and home decor shop.The store owners, husband and husband duo Miguel Briceno and Jeffrey Whitney, announced the closing Jan. 2 on Facebook. They thanked their customers for their support during the store’s run.“No regrets and it’s been a pleasure to serve the Jackson Heights community as it continues to thrive albeit sans Pauglina,” said the posting.Briceno and Whitney are Jackson Heights residents.Google5 Comments...
Dromm, Residents Honor Memory Jackson Heights Florist - Western Queens GazetteMonday, March 06, 2017
NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm (center l.) gathers with Jackson Heights residents to present Ho Flowers and Plants Owner John Ho (center r.) with a citation honoring the memory of his late mother Susan Lee. NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights, Elmhurst) and Jackson Heights residents gathered in front of Ho Flowers, as Dromm presented store owner John Ho with a citation honoring the memory of his late mother, Susan Lee.Lee established the shop with her husband in 1973, and managed it until May 30, 2016, when she passed away due to ill health.Born in South Korea, Lee emigrated to the United States in 1972 with her two children, including John Ho and his brother. Her husband opened up a wicker basket store in Jackson Heights in 1973. Susan Lee slowly introduced flowers and plants to the shop. By the early 1980s, the store was exclusively a florist shop. For many years, Lee supported her two children as a single mom, working long hours to pay for their college tuition. Ms. Lee took pride in her family, her work, and in helping be... http://www.qgazette.com/news/2017-03-01/Features/Dromm_Residents_Honor_Memory_Jackson_Heights_Flori.html
Jackson Heights Flower Shop to Close After More Than 40 Years on 37th Ave. - DNAinfoMonday, March 06, 2017
Susan Lee, in a photo from the 1980s. View Full CaptionDNAinfo/Katie HonanJACKSON HEIGHTS — After more than 40 years selling bouquets and plants, and doling out advice, Ho Flowers and Plants is closing permanently.Owner Sue Lee died in May of a heart attack, after returning to work soon after suffering a stroke in 2010, her son, John Ho, said. She was 72.And although he learned a lot about the business from his mom, he won't be able to keep the shop open without her connections and eye for design, he said."You have to be an artist to do this," Ho, 46, said in the final weeks of the shop, as neighbors came in to say goodbye — many buying plants to remember both him and his mother. Ho tried to keep the store open, including letting a pop-up floral shop spend weekends at the store last fall. But he said he simply doesn't have the same passion for it his mom had.On Friday, Councilman Danny Dromm honored Lee's memory with a citation from the City Council, celebrating her life and business at the shop on 84th Street and 37th Avenue they moved into a few years ago...
2017 Valentine's Day gift and travel guide - Queens ChronicleTuesday, February 07, 2017
Men also have been taking an increasing market share in the fragrance industry. Ralph Lauren’s Polo Red and Diesel’s Fuel for Men are popular fragrances. Former Jackson Heights resident and now LA transplant Tara Durkin has an excellent men’s fragrance called Dossage 8.There are obviously thousands of perfumes for women. I am not sure how good it is but I have to chuckle at the name of House of Matriarch’s big seller, Sex Magic. That rivals the Sex On The Beach perfume from Long Island-based Demeter Fragrances, whose CEO is die-hard Mets fan Mark Crames. Safer name choices in the perfume world are Revlon’s Love Is On Eau de Toilette and Elizabeth Arden’s Always Red. Ralph Lauren makes a fragrance gift set that includes a box of Dylan’s Chocolates while Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb gift set includes parfum, shower gel and body cream. Lampe Berger Paris’ Cocoon Boxed Set contains has what it calls an Ocean Breeze Home Fragrance in a stylish satin glass case.Valentine’s Day, like Halloween, is a day when, barring serious health issues, we can look the other way when it comes to sugar consumption. Godiva and See Candies make tasty chocolates, but I have to admit to a special fondness for Ghirardelli’s peppermint bark and caramel squares. Chocolate Covered Cherries and Vermont Nut-Free Chocolates (vermontnutfree.com) are perfect for anyone who might have allergies to nuts of any kind. Josh Aryeh, a Queens Hatzolah Ambulance volunteer driver, started Fruits In Chocolate (FruitsInChocolate.com) just across the Nassau County border in Inwood, LI, three years ago. As the company name indicates, Aryeh’s company places pieces of fresh fruit inside premium dark chocolate. They are kosher and are sold at a wide variety of retailers.The southern part of the United States has always been known for great desserts. Brennan’s of Houston makes these soft praline pieces that remind you of the delicious fudge that you find in Atlantic City. Whoopie pies are a southern treat, but the sweetest that I have ever tasted are those frmo Wicked Whoopies (wickedwhoopies.com), surprisingly made in Freeport, Maine, a Portland suburb famous for its outlet shopping. Former investment banker Liz Fife recently started a New York-based company, Batter & Cream (batterandcream.com), that specializes in whoopie pies.Cheryl’s (cheryls.com) has a Valentine’s Day gift box of its popular cookies while Harry & David’s has gift baskets of its popular Moose Munch popcorn as well as its many other confections.Couples who are coffee drinkers and who don’t mind a touch of saccharine kitsch should purchase Care Bears his and hers mugs.For the spirits industry, Valentine’s Day ranks just behind New Year’s Eve in terms of sales numbers. Liqueurs such as Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur, Baileys Old Irish Creme, Kahlua and Baileys Salted Caramel and Bailey’s recent creation, Espresso Café Creme, are safe bets. France is renowned for red wine but Calvados Boulard is a fine brandy from its Normandy region. Ireland now has competition in the cream liqueur industry as evidenced by South Africa’s Amarula Cream.Sparkling wines such as France’s Lillet Rose and Italy’s Banfi Rosa Regale are also synonymous with romance. If you want a slight sweet touch to somewhat harder alcohol, try Smirnoff Wild Honey Vodka or Balvenie Caribbean Cork.If you prefer smooth over sweet, Glenfiddich 12, Macallan, Usquaebach and Johnnie Walker Black Label (the Blue Label will cost you over $200) are great options in the scotch whisky mark... http://www.qchron.com/editions/central/valentine-s-day-gift-and-travel-guide/article_4aa66bda-ed48-11e6-bf6c-63e4ccbee247.html
Pop-Up Shop in Bloom at Longtime Jackson Heights Florist ... - DNAinfoTuesday, October 18, 2016
Tilde Floral makes special arrangements inside Ho Florists on 37th Avenue. View Full CaptionTilde FloralJACKSON HEIGHTS — A new floral shop pop-up hopes to bring unique arrangements to the neighborhood, teaming up with a florist shop that's been open for more than 40 years. Joanne Yun works in education tech during the day, but her passion is flowers — and she's turned her growing hobby into a weekend pop-up shop at Ho Florists, at 84-23 37th Ave.Yun opened Tilde Floral at the beginning of September, taking pre-orders where shoppers can share their color inspiration for their dream mix of flowers.The shop sells varying sizes of bouquets, ranging from $8 to upwards of $75, depending on size. And although she has her own style, she's looking forward to seeing what her neighbors like. "It's been super empowering to be able to learn from great florists and to do it on my own," she said. "I want to make sure people are happy but I'm definitely putting my own stamp on things."Yun, 33, approached store owner John Ho this summer about the collaboration, and he was interested immediately."It was...
A Guide to Florist's Emily Alone - TalkhouseTuesday, August 13, 2019
The seasonal average 2018-2019 rainfall for LA was four inches above the average of 14.73 inches. The average yearly rainfall in Greene County, New York, where I am from, is 46 inches. What this means to me is that within difference, we can discover the comforting same. As Alone as I am held by life and dreams and narration through tunnels which we travel, non-linear but memory and fear and beauty to be held in every moment your eyes are open and every moment they are closed too. Self-awareness came from self-pain and I ask over and over again is this thing that I dedicate my life to going to be the thing that rips warm arms wrapped around me away. Or were they already there invisible.Growth may never loosen its grip on the rope that pulls us through deciding what to leave and what to seek, but there is sunlight along the way. This is a young song written by someone who wrote those songs already and asks directly can I again again. A one flower bouquet, but it is a rare, wonderful flower lens through which you see why you are you and Moon Begins now in Leo. You’ve never been fire and maybe you’ve never really known how to love yourself yet I mean by saying I am me and I need this and I love you but I love other things too and we can and will betray each other in wind. And now you look at yourself and you look into your eyes and you say death, and it means death, and not saying it or saying it will not undo the star-shaped ... https://www.talkhouse.com/a-guide-to-florists-emily-alone/
Review: Florist – Emily Alone - SLUG MagazineTuesday, August 13, 2019
Emily Alone.Written and recorded in the two years since Florist’s last LP, If Blue Could Be Happiness, the songs seem a documentation of Sprague’s life in this period. Sprague moved from New York to California, a place they had sung about wanting to visit on If Blue‘s “Glowing Brightly.”Emily Alone is not an exact departure from Florist’s previous form. The lo-fi tendencies still exist, as do the same intrinsic and vulnerable songwriting elements we’ve come to expect from them. There’s a bit of dimension lost, though, without the backing of the group’s other two main members, Jonnie Baker and Rick Spataro. Though the backbone, the rhythm section, is missing, the album never lacks any presence or fullness. The lost dimension here is somehow adding something new. Sprague’s delicate voice is often double-tracked, using much of the same studio tracking to create a similar emotional space that you would find on Simon and Garfunkel records.The first strings plucked on the album are dark, and much of it would come across that way were it not for Sprague’s quiet, unassuming voice. It fades out in the same way it begins, the last chord disappearing abruptly before the second track, “Moon Begins,” comes in—fingerpicked and at a faster pace than the opening track.“Celebration,” the third track, is reminiscent of Florist’s first LP, The Birds Outside Sang. Sprague speaks over the chirps of birds, a gentle string section and their plucked acoustic guitar. “My hair is dirty blon... https://www.slugmag.com/national-music-reviews/florist-emily-alone/
Syracuse flower business 'destroyed' by Internet order-gatherers, florists say - Syracuse.comTuesday, August 13, 2019
St. Agnes Floral Shop in Syracuse. SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Thanks to Mother's Day, high school proms and Syracuse University's Commencement, it's a big weekend for the flower business in Central New York. Local flower shops are slammed with orders, and about half of those orders will go through order-gathering websites, siphoning money from Syracuse's economy and further squeezing a struggling industry.Order-gathering websites, such as Teleflora or Gift Services, are out-of-town companies which collect online orders and farm them out to local flower shops (whom they charge to be part of their network). They never touch a flower, but rather act as a middle man on the Web, charging $15-25 in "service fees" for each sale.They get the business because they tend to top the search results on Google.Paul Daniels, owner of St. Agnes Floral Shop Inc. in Syracuse, says normally 20 percent of his business comes through these online "order-gatherers," but before holidays like Mother's Day, they take up half his business."People want to do what's most convenient for them," said Daniels. "People want to do it from their cell phone."Consider the flower-buying process A customer remembers Mother's Day at the last minute. He searches online for "Syracuse flowers" or "Syracuse flower shop." The first or second hit will likely be... https://www.syracuse.com/entertainment/2015/05/syracuse_flower_business_destroyed_by_internet_order-gatherers_florists_say.html
Lewis Miller Flower Flash on West End Ave - I Love the Upper West SideTuesday, August 13, 2019
What initially began as an LMD experiment to reinvigorate and reconnect us to our craft, turned into a beautiful shared experience in a city of millions. The Flower Flash is our gift to New Yorkers. We began in October 2016. Our goal is to create a positive, emotional response through flowers. Seeing people’s reactions to our Flower Flashes emphasizes the basic goodness in all people and prioritizes compassion and the need for LMD x NYC to carry on. Your city may be next!Learn more about Lewis Miller Design:Website Facebook Instagram Join the Upper West Side newsletter: Sharing is caring!The following two tabs change content below.Mike is a native Upper West Sider. He's lived in the Lincoln Center area,Morningside Heights, and pretty much everywhere in between. You can frequently find him eating through the many great restaurants on the Upper West Side or awkwardly taking photos with his iPhone. Contact Mike!Latest posts by Mike Mishkin (see all)Advertisement... https://ilovetheupperwestside.com/lewis-miller-flower-flash-on-west-end-ave/