Thursday, November 26, 2015

Another Fire Tonight

Looks like that arsonist has struck again, targeting a house under construction at 108-43 67th Drive, in the same general area as the others...

Here's a pic the police tweeted tonight:

And one that a reader sent in:

Here's an article about these fires, apparently being attributed to one suspect:
Fire-Starting 'Ninja' Sought for String of Suspicious Forest Hills Blazes

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Pictures of the Day

Some gorgeous recent sunsets from Forest Hills. Thanks to Bob and Ernie for sending in these pics. The first two are views from The Pinnacle building...

Monday, November 23, 2015

One of my favorite quotes...

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Martin Niemöller at The Hague's Grote of Sint-Jacobskerk in May 1952

Friday, November 20, 2015

Rash of Fires Under Investigation

Six of the seven recent fires that have ravaged Forest Hills buildings in recent weeks have been deemed suspicious, according to the 112th Precinct — prompting the local police to enlist the help of the NYPD's arson unit. 
Read more about it here: Arson Unit Investigating Forest Hills Fires, Police Say

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

New Event! Forest Hills Winter Festival

I think the local Chamber of Commerce is calling this the "Celebrate Winter" event. It will be from 5 to 8:30 pm with a holiday lighting ceremony at 6:30. It's a great idea..  I think they should hold one in February too when it's really snowing hard, which would make for a cozier version...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

And Yet Another Fire Tonight

This one's on 66th Avenue & 108th Street... The police say it is another residential fire of a house under construction. Thanks to Natalya for emailing in these pics. The first was tweeted by the Police tonight.

The 112th Precinct tonight tweeted: "We're aware of the recent rash of residential fires in Forest Hills We're coordinating with FDNY and other investigative authorities."

Fire in Forest Hills Injures Two This Morning

An early morning fire today at the Normandy apartment building at 106-15 Queens Blvd., located between Jewel Ave. and Queens Blvd., has reportedly injured two people, one critically. Thanks to Dawn for sending in these photos this morning.