Forest Hills is probably best known to the general populace as the former site of the U.S. Tennis Open, which is now held in nearby Flushing Meadows. But to that admittedly small group of people around the world who are interested in the architectural history of planned communities, or "garden cities", of the Arts & Crafts period, Forest Hills Gardens is one of the best of a very few remaining examples. Most of them have been renovated and modernized out of existence. But, because of a concerted effort by the people who have lived in the Gardens, the community remains much the same as it did at its inception.??Now known for it's great upscale and diverse community and shopping strip "Austin Street" People flock to many of it's shop's and restaurants, aside from the brand name retailers like Barnes' N Nobles, Banana Republic & Sephora, there are great privately owned boutiques like Soliel, OZ, Maiko and many others, the diverse selection of fine restaurants from Cuban, Thai, Italian & French in addition to Eddie's Sweet Shop one of the oldest Candy and Ice Cream parlors in the city are another great attraction to this community. Home to Spiderman, Jerry Seinfeld, Joey Ramone and many others.
Accessible by the E, F, V, R, G & L.I.R.R. and just a 20 Minute commute to Midtown.