Anthony DeVita
September 03, 2015
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20 Fun Facts about the Forest Hills NY Neighborhood
by queenshometeam
 Queens Real Estate Market Blog
Sep 03, 2015 | 1409 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Forest Hills is an AWESOME neighborhood in Queens NY! We sell homes, Coops, and Condos in Forest Hills and the feedback we get from current and new residents is outstanding. People love the history, the old world charm of Forest Hills Gardens, the Shopping and entertainment along Austin St, the pre-war Coops, etc. There’s much to love about the neighborhood so we created a list of some fun facts that you may or may not know about the Forest Hills NY Neighborhood… ENJOY!

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1. Was originally referred to as “Whitepot”

2. Bounded by 62nd Drive, Thorton Place, and Selfridge St to the west, Metropolitan Ave to the south, Union Tpke to the east, and Grand Central Parkway on the north.

3. Forest Hills Gardens is bounded by Burns Street to the north, Union Tpke to the east, Greenway South and Harrow Street to the west, and Tennis Place & Continental Ave to the west.

4. Grosvenor Atterbury, a renowned architect, was given the commission to design Forest Hills Gardens. The neighborhood was planned on the model of the garden communities of England.

5. The Cord-Meyer section of Forest Hills is loosely bounded by 68th Avenue on the north; 72nd Road on the south; 108th Street on the west; and Grand Central Parkway on the east.

6. Construction of the Cord-Meyer section of Forest Hills used a prefabricated building technique; each house was built from approximately 170 standardized precast concrete panels, fabricated off-site and positioned by crane.

7. In 1913 the West Side Tennis Club moved from Manhattan to Forest Hills Gardens.

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8. South of the Long Island Rail Road, the Forest Hills Gardens is a private community that features some of the most expensive residential properties in Queens county.

9. The most notable high rise apartment buildings in Forest Hills are The Continental on 108th St, Kennedy House, the Pinnacle, and the Windsor.

10. The north side of Forest Hills is the Cord Meyer community which contains detached single-family homes. Teardowns, and their replacement with larger single family residences has had a significant impact on the architectural integrity of the area.

11. Forest Hills was once the home of the US Open Tennis Tournament. The event was held at the West Side Tennis club.

12. Forest Hills is disproportionately home to the upper middle class, of whom the wealthiest often love in the Forest Hills Gardens.

13. The main thoroughfare in Forest Hills is Queens Blvd.

14. Metropolitan Ave is known for it’s antique shops.

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15. The commercial heart of Forest Hills is a mile-long stretch of Austin St between Yellowstone Blvd and Ascan Avenue.

16. Forest Hills has the multiple-service Forest Hills-71st Avenue Subway Station (E, F, M, and R trains) at the intersection of Continental Avenue and Queens Boulevard. The local 75th Avenue E F trains) is also in the area, and some entrance/exits of the express Kew Gardens – Union Turnpike station (E F trains) service the southeastern portion of Forest Hills.

17. Forest Hills has two commuter train stations, the Forest Hills and Kew Gardens railway stations of the Long Island Rail Road.

18. The Q23, Q60, and Q64 local buses and QM4, QM11, QM12, and QM18, serve the Forest Hills area.

19. Forest Hills is bordered by two of the more sizable parks in Queens: the 1,255 acres Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, which is the site of two World’s Fairs (in 1939 and 1964) and the iconic Unisphere; as well as the 544 acres Forest Park.

20. Forest Hills was featured as the home setting for fictional comic book character Spider-Man.

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Brooke Jacob
September 02, 2015
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Preseason or Not, Sound the Alarm on the Giants
Sep 02, 2015 | 273 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
There’s nothing worse than over-analyzing preseason football. We’ve seen teams go 0-4 in the preseason and win the Super Bowl and we’ve also seen teams go 4-0 in the preseason and go 0-16 in the regular season. Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason equating preseason success to regular season success and vice versa. In the end, success comes down to whether or not your personnel is talented enough to win. That’s my main issue with the New York Giants entering the 2015 season. It’s not that they got smacked in Saturday’s dress rehearsal against the New York Jets. It’s the fact that there are just so many glaring weakness that I can see all over the place with this team entering the season. The Giants have regressed dramatically on the defensive side of the ball over the last couple of years. In order to spark the defense, the Giants brought back defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, who led the defense to the Super Bowl in 2007. Here’s the problem, Steve Spagnuolo’s group of players in 2015 doesn’t come close to matching the team he had many moons ago. When the Giants D was at their best, they featured one of the most fierce pass rush units in all of football. It was the unit that had Tom Brady running for his life in one of the greatest upsets in the history of the Super Bowl. Sadly for Giants fans out there, Strahan, Umineyora and Tuck aren’t walking through that door. With this group of players, The Giants are asking Spagnuolo to turn chicken **** into chicken salad. Good luck. The pass rush of the 2015 Giants leaves a lot to be desired and throw in the fact that top pass rusher Jason Pierre Paul has yet to appear on the field due to the fireworks mishap, you wonder how this current group of Giants is going to disrupt the opposing quarterbacks. On Saturday, they made Ryan Fitzpatrick, a pedestrian NFL quarterback, look like Joe Willy Namath. I’m sure Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys are licking their chops. For Giants fans, what exactly can you like about this defense? There is no pass rush, they’re mediocre at linebacker, and they’re all beat up in the secondary. I didn’t need preseason football to tell me the Giants were going to struggle defensively, but just looking at that defense over the course of the preseason has to make you cringe. Now, I for one believe in the Giants offensively. I realize Eli Manning is coming off a career season and is playing for a contract. As long as the Giants give Manning time to throw the football, he will be able to utilize one of the games brightest young stars in Odell Beckham, Jr. Yes, the Giants have a chance to have a very dynamic offensive team, but there are still plenty of unanswered questions. Can Victor Cruz stay healthy? Is the offensive line going to be able to gel? Even a unit that seems to be a strength is not an absolute given going into Week 1 of the year. More often than not, your eyes do not deceive you. The Giants have looked lousy in the preseason and on paper they do not appear to be more talented than the Cowboys or the Philadelphia Eagles. Thankfully the games are not played on paper. The NFC is a top-heavy conference and if things break right for the Giants, a wild card spot would not be out of the question. That being said, does this look a playoff team to you? They better look a lot different than the group I’ve seen throughout the summer. With this group of players and from what I’ve seen, you better believe I’m concerned about the Giants. Coach Coughlin, you have less than two weeks. Clock’s ticking. You Can Listen To JJ After Dark: Friday, Sunday & Monday from 2-6 a.m. and Tuesday 12-2 a.m. on WFAN.
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