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Under the railroad on Ascan avenue, onlookers watched a tribute built for Helen Keller.

She’s a national icon but as historian, Michael Perlman explains, she’s also a local one.

“She was very active in Forest Hills, every year on her birthday she opened up her home to many forest hills residents,” said Perlman

Keller lived in her Forest Hills home for over 20 years starting in 1917. Family friend, Robert Hof says her neighbors loved her. Continue Reading ›

Forest Park Bird Feeders to Return in Coming Weeks, City Says

 The Queens County Bird Club is hoping to install two bird feeders in Forest Park by the end of November. 

The Queens County Bird Club is hoping to install two bird feeders in Forest Park by the end of November.

QUEENS — Forest Park chickadees, blue jays and cardinals won’t go hungry this winter after all.

A pair of bird feeders — one with seeds and the other with suet — will soon be installed in the popular green space, according to the Queens County Bird Club, which is currently raising money for them. Continue Reading ›

Anthony Bourdain Will Eat His Way Through Queens In Sunday’s Episode Of ‘Parts Unknown’

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Anthony Bourdain visits Queens in the latest episode of “Parts Unknown.”

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Forest Hills: New Life For The Forgotten Home of American Tennis?

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Ariel Shot of The West Side Tennis Club Circa 1937 in Forest Hills , New York

September 1977. In a leafy suburb 10 miles west of downtown New York, tennis history is being made.

Crowds of people swarm onto the court, and vilas is hoisted onto a fan’s shoulders.

Four decades later, the west side tennis center is quiet — the once thriving home of american tennis is a shadow of its former self.

The action has moved three miles north of the queens neighborhood to flushing meadows, where the USTA National Tennis Center has developed into the world’s largest public facility of its kind.

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