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...
Black-Owned Philly-Area Wedding Planners, Florists and Decor Pros to Know - Philadelphia magazineSunday, July 05, 2020
Allure Events The East Brunswick-based boutique wedding planning and design firm focuses on creating a stress-free experience for couples throughout the Philly region and New Jersey (as well as New York). Founder and principal planner Melissa Brooks and her team are driven by creative and modern designs, but ultimately dream up a day (and related celebrations) that is unique to you and your love. Custom packages range from à la carte options to full-service planning and design; engagements, day-after brunches and unions of all sizes (elopements, micro-weddings or large bashes) are among the events they skillfully guide. Even virtual consultations via Zoom or teleconference are on offer. Event Loft/... https://www.phillymag.com/philadelphia-wedding/2020/06/09/black-owned-philly-area-wedding-vendors/
Meet your neighborhood florist, Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers - St. Louis MagazineSunday, July 05, 2020
Karen “Mimo” Davis was a 31-year-old social worker, living in New York City, when her mother and stepfather asked her to look after their greenhouse in Missouri—and the property’s 132 rosebushes—while they honeymooned. “I fell in love with horticulture,” says Davis. Within the year, she left New York and bought a farm in Ashland, Missouri, where she began growing and selling flowers. (In 2008, Davis earned a master’s degree in horticulture.) In 2012, Davis and her then-partner (now wife), Miranda Duschack, got word of a greenhouse for sale in Dutchtown. Feeling adventurous, they bought the greenhouse—designed by Lord & Burnham in the ’50s—with an acre of land, eventually acquiring eight more plots that were once the site of Held’s Florist, a flower farm, dating back to the 1800s. Today, the farmstead is known as Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers, where more than 70 varieties of flowers are grown. “We’re in the heart of the city,” says Davis. “Few people get to connect with farming, and [our shop] gives them the opportunity.”
BACK IN TIME: Flowers by Telegraph in Englewood, 1933 - Pascack Press & Northern Valley PressSunday, July 05, 2020
Printed in the Brooklyn Times Union newspaper 150 years ago, a classified from 1870 advertises property for sale in Tenafly. In those days, estates in the rural Northern Valley were marketed to New Yorkers, who could live in the country and commute to the city. For this reason, the ads typically mentioned the proximity of the railroad station. This house had nine rooms, stable, outbuildings and fruit trees on 5 acres. The cost to buy: $9,000. ... https://thepressgroup.net/back-in-time-flowers-by-telegraph-in-englewood-1933/
Sunnyside Florist, Which Has Served Neighborhood for 80 Years Shuts its Doors, Future is Uncertain - Sunnyside PostSunday, July 05, 2020
Sunnyside Florist,” said owner Greg Psitos in a Facebook post yesterday.“This is a sign of the times and a crushing blow for small business owners across New York City,” he wrote.Worried friends and customers reached out to Psitos on Facebook and he replied saying that “it may be a while,” before he re-opens but that he hoped to be open for Mother’s Day, which is Sunday, May 10.The front window is now plastered with various signs, old photos and memories accumulated over the years including the shop’s “welcome wall,” which contains autographs from customers and friends. 29 CommentsClick for Comments ... https://sunnysidepost.com/sunnyside-florest-which-has-served-neighborhood-for-80-years-shuts-its-doors-future-is-uncertain