Forest Hills is the birthplace of a lot of talent -- Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, the Ramones, Billy Eichner, Carroll O'Connor, the fictional Spider-Man and more. It is also one of NYC's quietest and most charming neighborhoods, having been modeled after the garden communities of England. On this leisurely guided walking tour, you will see gorgeous Tudor-style homes, the former home of the US Open tennis tournament, and a historic train station.
Upon arriving at its beautiful and historic train station, we will begin our journey through the Forest Hills Gardens, an exclusive community with few counterparts in the city. We will discuss the unusual history of the neighborhood, and see many sights on the National Register of Historic Places.
Planned on the model of the garden communities of England, on most days it feels like a place out of time.
It is such an exclusive community that it is one of the few NYC neighborhoods where only residents are allowed to park on the street.
It is also a neighborhood steeped in history. Its namesake park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr, whose father created Central Park, among other historical landscapes. Its gorgeous train station was once home to a rally by Theodore Roosevelt. Its famed West Side Tennis Club was once home to the US Open and housed concerts from stars like The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and The Who.
This walking tour is for those who love unique residential architecture and nature hidden in a large urban area.'