from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A residential section of New York City in central Queens on western Long Island. Until 1978 the U.S. Open Championship matches were held at the West Side Tennis Club here.
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A garden suburb in the city: Station Square, Forest Hills Gardens, in New York.
The 142-acre site of Forest Hills Gardens was in the borough of Queens, linked to Manhattan by the newly electrified Long Island Rail Road.
Robert A. M. Stern has described Forest Hills as “both a pinnacle and an end of a particular kind of suburb.”
The towerlike building was originally the Forest Hills Inn, which functioned as the social heart of the community, a sort of vertical country club.
By the late 1950s, the City Beautiful and Garden City movements were a distant memory, the giants of that period either dead, such as Nolen and Atterbury, or retired, such as Olmsted Jr. Forest Hills Gardens was only a few decades old, but to the new generation of architects and planners it already seemed stodgy and old-fashioned, especially when compared to the exciting novelty of the Radiant City.
Perry, who had worked for the Russell Sage Foundation, developed his ideas while living on a shady street in Forest Hills Gardens.