USE CAUTION WHEN SHOPPING AT PARTY SOLVER IN FOREST HILLS, QUEENS!!!
This business is owned by the same people who own and live in the building.
In 2008, the Basement was rented to a School where Preschoolers attended. The owners of the School knew this was Illegal, BUT so did the Owners of the building also know they were renting out an Illegal Basement for Preschoolers to use. The Basement was used as a School for more than 1 year.
Eventually, the Dept. of Buildings found out about the Illegal Conversion, and issued the Owners Multiple Violations (which can be found on the DOB website), as the Basement was Converted Illegally, in addition to being a Firetrap.
$50,000.00 in Fines and Costs, and 7 months later, the building is now up to code.
Considering that this Store sells Party Items, of which many of the Parties are for Children, I recommend others to think twice before doing business with people who had no problem renting an Illegal Basement for Children to use, knowing that the Basement was Illegal to Rent, in addition to being a Firetrap.
Also, the items sold in this store are made in China and/or Taiwan.
In the past, toys and similar items made in China have contained materials that were Dangerous to the Health of Humans, mainly Children because many of these items are for children. The coloring material may contain Lead, etc. Please make sure these items are Safe before purchasing or using them.
Relay your Concerns to the Owner, and have her put in writing that she Guarantees the Safety of the items she sells. If she doesn’t want to Guaranty the Safety of these items that your children will be using, Don’t Buy from the Seller, and try to shop elsewhere for Safe Products.