With a little more negativity than ususal creeping into both the posts and the comments in the past few days (back to school crankiness is my guess), it might be a good time for a reminder of why Forest Hills is so great in the first place. From Streetsblog:
In conjunction with a new exhibition, Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York, eight walking tours will take participants to places associated with Jane Jacobs’ life and work and to communities that illustrate her planning principles — or call them into question.
Forest Hills: Garden City in the CityRecently ranked the no. 1 "cottage community" in the U.S. by Cottage Living magazine, Forest Hills Gardens exemplifies the "garden city" planning that Jane Jacobs criticized. But are there also Jacobsean virtues to greater Forest Hills?
Leader: Francis Morrone, architectural historian.
When: October 20, 2007 2:00 pm
Where Meet at Austin St. and Continental Av., near 71st Av./Continental Av. subway station Forest Hills, Queens
Cost $15; $12 for members of the Municipal Art Society
RSVP Not required