Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Stadium Update

I have been meaning to post a link to this article, which I think is a really interesting development: Federal Backing to Save Forest Hills Stadium
The Daily News reports that members from President Barack Obama’s historic preservation staffs are interested in saving the stadium.


  1. Barack isn't invited to save this stadium.

    He will turn it into the Mosque near the Ground Zero Site.

    He isn't welcome here, and in fact lost the election strongly to Anthony Weiner.

    As far as what to do with this site, Barack isn't a resident of Forest Hills nor a prominent member able to make decisions on this property the last I knew.

    The new Stadium in Flushing was the replacement for this site.

    What this stadium should become is anything the LOCAL Community and that includes a combination of residents who live by the Stadium as well as the Tennis Club members. Those are the only people able to decide on this property.

    The Tennis Club struck down the last proposal because of valuation reasons. However in this economy right now valuations are trending lower not higher than previously.

    I think the best option is to knock down the stadium with demolition permits and turn it into empty greenspaces for activities for the time being till the valuation in the future increases for them to be willing to sell the property in the future.

  2. "He isn't welcome here, and in fact lost the election strongly to Anthony Weiner."

    Meant to say lost the election strongly for David Weprin.

  3. There are quite a few local residents who strongly favor saving this historic structure and putting it to a good use that would benefit the local community.

  4. The stadium is an eyesore and becoming a public nuisance. They didn’t hesitate to knock down Yankee Stadium; what would make anyone think they would save the tennis stadium. If it was a structure capable of a makeover and being put to a new use, great. But I have yet to hear any sound suggestions.

    If the Obama Administration has the funds and is looking for some projects involving neglected real estate assets; please direct them to Riis Park, Floyd Bennet Field & Ft. Tilden. The last thing we need in this city is federal involvement.

  5. saving the stadium is a great thing, if we don't start protecting the area's beautiful landmarks and history it will be lost to chain stores and mcmansions forever. This is not a political issue, and the first commenter obviously doesnt understand how things work (freedom of religion=any religious buildings allowed, it wasnt a mosque anyhow, the president has no involvement in this type of issue personally, etc.) But I digress...Forest Hills could retain its beauty and develop it further, instead of turning everything over for a quick profit or ripping it down because some people have no respect for history or sense of class. I hope we cna have it preserved and possibly put into some sort of use

  6. for those of you that want to save the stadium, are you even members of the club?