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OUR LADY QUEEN OF MARTYRS
In November, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs will celebrate 100 years of faithful service to its worshippers and the Forest Hills community. They say there are no coincidences, yet two of my neighbors share “firsts” when it comes to the history of their
beloved church. Maggie Brady's grandmother's house on 70 Meteor Street (now 108-37 68th Drive) was often used as a place to say Mass before the little white chapel was built...
MR. FANTASTICK HIMSELF
Who'd have ever guessed that the producer of the longest running musical in the world lived in Forest Hills? His name was Lore Noto and the musical was The Fantasticks. I'm not talking about Broadway's current production appearing at the Snapple Theater in Times Square...
DYNAMIC DUO
Every once in a while there is a combination of forces that alters our world forever. Such is the case with Helen Keller, and her teacher, Anne Sullivan. Learning about how these two women rose above and beyond their physical disabilities and economic circumstances has been an integral part in the curriculum of every child's education for decades. It may be surprising to learn that both lived in Forest Hills from 1917 to 1936...
YE OLDE FOREST HILLS INN
Believe it or not, the Forest Hills Inn Apartment building did not always have scaffolding around it. There was a time when renowned architects praised its noteworthy beauty. True, the building is the same, but it's a little difficult to tell these days since most of it is wrapped in green cloth...
A COMMUNITY'S HOUSE
How many of you who read this article once saw a show, danced, swam, played basketball or went to nursery school at The Community House. This stately eighty-five year old Tudor-style building, which overlooks Hawthorne Park on Borage Place between Bums Street and Greenway North, has been a beloved social, cultural, educational and athletic pivot for several generations of Forest Hillians...
THE LESLIE APARTMENTS
Before there was 150 Greenway Terrace, there was Block 12. This spot of land, located at the far east end of The Green, was once the focus of litigation drama. Before there was an apartment building, there was the Homes Company Sales Office, the Russell Sage Foundation headquarters for overseeing the planning, construction and sales of the recently new community...

PETER PAN AND THE STEPPING STONES
My first brush with celebrity was learning about Fred Stone. When I was a wee bit of a lass one summer the only thing happening in my small world was the construction of two new houses behind the Stone house...


ADOLF ALEXANDER WEINMAN - REMNANTS OF THE PAST
Where have all the eagles gone? I'm referring to those atop the grand Pennsylvania Railroad station. Not the current station which stands beside Madison Square Garden, but its predecessor, a building of such splendor and practicality so as to accommodate the to and fro of the traveling masses back in the day....

DOING MORE WITH LESS
He worked as a meat packer, was thrown out of Harvard not once but twice and may have lived in Forest Hills Gardens. Who was this man? A rich kid gone bad? A poor kid who got lucky? Just like his life, he was a man of extremes. Some of you have heard of him. Most of you have not. His name: Richard Buckminster Fuller; inventor, visionary and the list goes on....

YESTERYEAR'S FOURTH OF JULY
Each year for Children's Day, the Flagpole Green in Forest Hills Gardens is transformed into a mini-Disneyland. Amidst inflatable slides and moonbounccrs, red, white and blue decorations, tunes of John Philip Sousa, hot dogs, sodas, games, cotton candy, a raffle and face painting, residents of The Gardens congregate at Flagpole Green to celebrate Children's Day...


SAD BEAUTY, BAWDY ADVENTURE
Don Marquis is yet another forgotten figure from not only Forest Hills past, but from the literary world as well. Besides being a renowned poet and humorist in his day, he was also a cartoonist and an author of numerous books and short stories. He may have written a column for the early Forest Hills Gardens Bulletins named The Dog Watch under the pseudonym, "The Watch Dog."...


THE MAN WHO SIGNED JACKIE ROBINSON
Baseball pioneer and Forest Hills Gardens Resident Branch Rickey

THELMA RITTER: ACTRESS, MOTHER, NEIGHBOR
Tony Award Winner and six time Best Supporting Actress Oscar Nominee was well loved resident of Forest Hills Gardens

LET THERE BE LIGHT
Holiday celebrations show how Forest Hills embraces all faiths


HOW TO WIN NEIGHBORS AND INFLUENCE THE WORLD
Of all the celebrities from Forest Hills past I've had the honor to write about, the one that still remains famous is Dale Carnegie. Before there was "The Secret" there was Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People", the standard of all self-help books. It's still being published...


WEST SIDE STORY
A history of our famed West Side Tennis Club

BUILD IT...THEY WILL COME
You think these are exciting times? With the fruition of computers, iPods, GPS navigational systems and the internet, it sure seems like it. But don't forget what you learned in school. The late 1800's, and early 1900's were a happening time!...


ROMAN AVENUE WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY, BUT IT MAY BE DESTROYED IN ONE
You've probably passed these buildings and never even noticed them. I'm referring to the row houses on 72nd Avenue between Austin Street and Queens Blvd. They're set back from the street and are unpretentious of their architectural grandeur. But if you stop and take a good look at them, ignoring recent add-ons you'll notice detailed masonry work of days gone by...


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