Forest Hills

Forest Hills is a primarily residential neighborhood located in the central part of the Borough of Queens, New York City. It is located near Corona to the northern region, Rego Park and Glendale to the west, Forest Park to the south, Kew Gardens to the southeast, and Flushing Meadows and Corona Park to the East.

The region was initially called “Whitepot.” The current name derives from the Cord Meyer Development Company, which purchased the land of 660 acres (270 ha) in central Queens, NYC in 1906 and named the ground in honor of Forest Park. Further growth was seen in the 1930s and 1920s with the expansion of Queens Boulevard through the neighborhood and the construction of the subway system of New York City’s Queens Boulevard Line. Forest Hills has a longstanding relationship with tennis. Forest Hills Stadium hosted the U.S. Open until 1978, and it is home to the West Side Tennis Club offers grass courts to its members. The principal commercial street of the area, Austin Street, contains several chain stores and restaurants. Forest Hills is located in Queens Community District 6, and the ZIP code is 11375. It is governed by New York Police Department’s 112th Precinct. Forest Hills is represented by the New York City Council’s 29th District in terms of politics.


In 1914 The West Side Tennis Club moved from Manhattan to Forest Hills Gardens: 469. They built Forest Hills Tennis Stadium. Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, which had around 13,000 seats. It was completed in 1923. U.S. Open and its predecessor championships for nationals were played in the stadium until 1978 and made Forest Hills synonymous with tennis for generations. Forest Hills also had a golfing presence for a brief period. It was the Queens Valley Golf Club started construction of a golf course in the area in 1922, and it was completed in 1924. It was 469. However, the club closed in 1938 so developers could construct homes on the course’s site. Queens Electrician

Points of Interests

Forest Hills was once the site of The U.S. Open tennis tournament. The tournament was played in the West Side Tennis Club before it was moved into the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center located in Flushing Meadows Park, about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) away. When the Open was held in the tennis arena, the event was generally called simply the form Forest Hills, just as All-England Lawn Tennis Association Championships are known as simply Wimbledon. In the motion film 2001, The Royal Tenenbaums, Luke Wilson’s character participates in a tennis match at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills. The scene that is the most important from Alfred Hitchcock’s film Strangers on a Train, where the leading actor (played by Farley Granger) is a professional tennis player. Includes a long championship match at the Club and unique shots of the surrounding community.

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