Snapshots of Queens: Forest Hills

Forest Hills grew out of an experiment--the transformation of 142 undeveloped acres into America's first garden city complete with architecture inspired by medieval villages. Join author Nicholas Hirshon, who grew up in Forest Hills, as he takes us through a visual tour of what Sinclair Lewis called a "fairy-book suburb." Mr. Hirshon will be highlighting defining moments of Forest Hills history: the West Side Tennis Club’s decision to move to Forest Hills in 1914; the debut of the Forest Hills Theatre in 1922; the opening of the subway station at Continental Avenue in 1936 and the public housing controversy that erupted in 1966; as well as showcasing notable residents such as Geraldine Ferraro and The Ramones.

Nicholas Hirshon is a journalism professor at St. John's University and a former reporter for the New York Daily News.

Tickets: $5 QHS Members/$8 Non Members


Sunday, March 10, 2013
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Queens Historical Society
143-35 37th Avenue, Flushing