Forest Hills Voted One Of The Top 8 Most Beautiful Neighborhoods To Live In NYC!

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New York City has many unique and picturesque neighborhoods. Find out which eight are among the most beautiful from all five boroughs and what makes them so special.

There is a reason people want to live in New York City.

Despite the crowds, high rent, and broken subways, the city’s beauty, whether it’s obvious or tucked away, keeps everyone coming back.

A lot of things make New York beautiful.

It’s the architecture, from pre-war tenements to lush mansions. It’s the tree-lined side streets to the tree-lined Avenues.

There’s Brooklyn with its blocks of multi-colored row houses, beautiful parks, cozy streets, and amazing skyline views

The Bronx has picturesque neighborhoods, the Botanical Gardens, and who can forget Yankee’s Stadium?

Queens has the Flushing Meadows Corona Park, home of the annual US Open tennis championship, beautiful public parks, hip bars, and restaurants, and some amazing museums.

Staten Island boasts a plethora of stately old Victorians, huge parks, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, and some fantastic modern architecture featured in its public buildings.

And we have Manhattan with Central Park, The Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, and its classic museums – it’s known the world over as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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Nas Concert At Forest Hills Stadium Raises Funds To Feed 2.5M New Yorkers

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FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — Grammy Award winning hip hop artist Nas was awarded a key to his home borough of Queens and a day in his honor after performing a benefit concert in Forest Hills.

Nas took to the Forest Hills Stadium stage last Thursday night in front of a rain-soaked audience — who didn’t let the weather prevent them from showing up to his “Concert to Feed NYC” benefiting City Harvest, the city’s largest food rescue organization.

The event tickets raised enough money for City Harvest to feed more than 2.5 million New Yorkers a day’s worth of food, which the organization said is particularly impactful as millions of people in the city struggle to put food on their tables amid the pandemic.

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This Forest Hills Private High School Has Been Named #1 In Queens, NYC

 

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FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — A Forest Hills school was named the best private high school in Queens, according to a newly updated list of the best private schools in New York.

The Kew-Forest School, located on the border of Forest Hills and Kew Gardens, was ranked number 44 on Niche.com’s ranking of New York’s best private high schools for the 2021-2022 academic year. It is one of four Queens schools that earned a spot in the list’s top 100, and the only one in the borough to crack the list’s top 50.

The title is not new for many of the schools on the list, including the Kew-Forest School, which came in 39th on the school ranking site’s overall list for New York state last year.

 

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JUST LISTED IN BELLEROSE! *Recently Voted One Of The Best Places To Live In New York*

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This lovely, bright home is located in a quiet suburban community. It features 3 bedrooms and 1 Full Bath. The home features  original detailing and hardwood floors. Landscaped backyard and one car garage. Utility basement with washer/dryer.

Bellerose and Herricks are among 34 Long Island towns that made Niche.com’s list of the 2017 Best Places to Live in New York.

Kensington once again took the top spot in the state rankings, but still didn’t crack the Top 100 nationally.
Bellerose came in at No. 41 and Herricks was ranked No. 72 in the state. (See full rankings below)

Carmel in Indiana was determined to be the best place to live in the United States, according to the rankings.

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FOREST HILLS BAGEL SHOP VOTED ONE OF THE BEST IN THE CITY!! WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR FAVORITE BAGEL??

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FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — In a city that prides itself on boiling and baking, a bagel shop in Forest Hills just received a new honor: it’s among the best bagel shops citywide, according to a new list.

The 22-bagel shop list, which was published by Eater, ranks boiled and baked (never steamed!) bagels from shops across the city, as judged by the site’s staff.

Forest Hills Bagel, located at 10441 Queens Boulevard, is one of three Queens spots to make the cut, along dozens of other from the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. No Staten Island bagel shops are on the list.

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International Tennis Contest Returning To The Forest Hills West Side Tennis Club This Fall

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FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — A Queens tennis stadium will be South Africa’s home turf at an upcoming international tennis event.

Forest Hills’ West Side Tennis Club, which hosted the U.S. Championships — now known as the U.S. Open — from 1923-1977, will host the Davis Cup from Sept. 18-19, a best-of-five match series between South Africa and Venezuela. The event was moved from Venezuela, as the relatively unvaccinated nation struggles against a delta-variant-fueled coronavirus surge.

The stadium last hosted the Davis Cup in 1959, but Jason Weir Smith, the stadium’s director of tennis — who himself is from South Africa — hopes that Queens won’t have to wait another 62 years to host another such tournament.

In recent decades, the historic tennis club has become somewhat overshadowed by the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows — the now home of the U.S. Open, where the Davis Cup was held in 1981.

That venue is hosting the national tennis championship the weekend before the Davis Cup, however, restoring the West Side Tennis Club as the go-to spot for the tournament.

“We could not be more excited to bring world class tennis back to the West Side Tennis Club, one of the most historic venues in American sports,” said West Side Tennis Club president Monika Jain in a news statement.

Tickets can be ordered by emailing RWalker@NewChapterMedia.com, according to the event site, but pricing information is not available online. Davis Cup representatives did not immediately respond to Patch’s inquiry about how much tickets cost.

The event will kick off at 11 a.m. on Sept. 18 with two best-of-three-set singles matches. The second day, also starting at 11 a.m., will feature the reverse two best-of-three-set singles matches and a best-of-three-set doubles match.

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Have You Made Your Reservations Yet?? NYC Restaurant Week Starts Monday Including 7 Yummy Spots In Forest Hills!

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FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — New York Restaurant Week is making a “super” return this month, the mayor announced on Monday, and a handful of eateries in Forest Hills have already signed up for the deal-filled event.

After a takeout-only run earlier this year, this summer’s five-week-long Restaurant Week will return in-person on July 19, and reservations are already open at 505 citywide eateries — including 7 spots in Forest Hills.

Although some Forest Hills eateries are represented in this year’s event, the vast majority of participating restaurants — 413 of the 505 — are found in Manhattan, with just 31 Queens spots on the list so far, though others might join ahead of the July 15 registration deadline.

Here are the Forest Hills restaurants participating so far:

For participating restaurants, this year’s deals include $21 lunches, $39 dinners, and a new $125 “Signature Dining Experience,” which includes three or more courses.

 There will be even more deals for MasterCard holders, who will receive $10 of credit on each purchase of $39 or more, and who will be entered for the chance to win 200,000 airline miles with each NYC Restaurant Week meal.

“This is going to be amazing,” de Blasio said on Monday, describing this year’s event as “a wonderful, super restaurant week.”
The participating eateries include more than 40 types of cuisines in 75 neighborhoods, according to organizers NYC & Company.

The return of restaurant week comes as New York City continues its campaign to restart tourism in the city, which flagged during the coronavirus pandemic. Both the mayor and organizers said the extended restaurant week will add to the effort.

“Accompanied with vibrant open streets and rich cultural activity returning across the five boroughs, the options this summer are endless and the time to visit is now,” NYC & Company President Fred Dixon said.

Make a reservation or view the full list of participating restaurants at the Restaurant Week websiteSee all of the participating Queens eateries here.

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Forest Hills Ranks #1 Area To Raise A Family

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For the average New Yorker, finding a home is a careful calculation of price, location, square footage, amenities, and so on—usually in that order.

With a low budget, the search for a great apartment to rent in Brooklyn and Manhattan’s hip neighborhoods can be soul-crushing work.

This is partly because not as many renters are setting their sites North and East.

Neighboring underdog Queens sports several neighborhoods with all the vibrant energy of Manhattan for half the price.

Queens is densely populated, uniquely diverse and has an amazing array of local bars, restaurants, and cultural outings all walking distance from its historic pre-war houses and spacious apartments.

Queens has some of the best up-and-coming and affordable neighborhoods to check out if you’re in the market for new digs this new decade.

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KEW GARDENS HIGH SCHOOL NAMED BEST IN NEW YORK STATE

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KEW GARDENS, QUEENS — A Kew Gardens high school has been named the best in New York State, and the 12th best nationally, according to a new ranking by U.S. News and World Report.

The annual report, which compares high schools at the national, state, and local level, ranked Townsend Harris High School first in the New York list of best high schools, and 12th best nationally.

The high school was one of two in Queens to make it to New York’s top 10, which was entirely made up of New York City public schools. Queens High School for the Sciences at York College in Jamaica ranked number four on the state list, and 30th nationally.

The Baccalaureate School for Global Education in Long Island City also made it on the national top 100 list, according to the report.

Here’s a list of the top 10 schools in New York:

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