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I know there have been a lot of different blogs about Forest Hills, NY over the years, but I thought I’d throw my two cents in with my own take on our interesting neighborhood.
Given where it’s situated, almost the border of New York City and Long Island, Forest Hills is really unlike any other place – a mix of the urban and the suburban. On one hand, it may seem like it’s the last touch of New York City before suburban Long Island takes over. On the other, it feels like suburbia is the dominant culture in Forest Hills, with bits of New York City trying to punch its way through.
Whichever of these interpretations you agree with, it’s definitely true that Forest Hills is constantly changing. As the city and the suburban vie with each other within this eastern portion of New York City, the result is an interesting blend of the two ways of life and a population divided between more urban development and maintaining that feeling of suburbia. This blog will explore this neighborhood as it continues to evolve.
Let me know what you think.
Email me at edgeofthecity@gmail.com
- Drake

22 comments:

  1. Great blog! I live in Forest Hills, love the neighborhood, and appreciate the info!

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  2. I'm only a lurker, really, but I'm so pleased to see this blog is still going (and commenting on relevant things in the hood, like the Sizzler case, as well as broader stuff like Oslo, Winehouse, etc. Keep it up!

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  3. I'm so glad to hear you like my blog. And by the way, you are now officially no longer a lurker.

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  4. Just discovered your blog. You are way nicer than ForestHills72 and keep me more up to date about Forest Hills. Thank you. I will read regularly.

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    1. Thanks, glad to hear you like EOTC!

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  5. Very nice to find a blog about Forest Hills that it is informative -and fun- and not self promoting. Thanks! I will pass along the information to my fellow neighbors in FH. :)

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    1. Thank you so much. But I am self-promoting ;)

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  6. Good job on keeping it real and us up-to-date with ins and outs on FH.

    I'll be following after just finding out about you mate.

    Danny

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  7. i grew up in forest hills gardens thirty years ago. i still think it is the best place in the city for a kid to grow up -- and for adults too. i remember so well coming home and crossing into the gardens -- that feeling of peace that i had.

    you are lucky to live there!
    todd

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  8. Just found your blog, as a life long Forest Hillian (is that right?) I say THANK YOU!

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    1. You are quite welcome. I hope you enjoy the blog.

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  9. This site is quite impressive and I'm among many who appreciate the time and effort you have spent to provide info, entertainment, and conversation topics in our neighborhood.

    My only criticism would be that it should be free of politics and agendas. That detour from the main attraction of this site divides us rather than unite.

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    1. We should be divided, always have been, always will be. That's what makes our country great. So, the site will continue to be brimming with "politics and agendas," as you call it, along with everything else...

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    2. Differences are inevitable. You choose to keep it respectful. Thanks

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  10. "I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests. We're not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are and forever will be the United States of America."

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    1. Yes, I was thinking about it and "divided" is too strong a word. I'd say disagreements instead. We can have disagreements and differences in opinion. I will continue to share mine on the blog about politics and whatever.. and readers are welcome to disagree with me as long as they do not display any antisocial behavior.

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  11. I just found this blog. (yeah I know im late to the party) but I find it very interesting and informative. Keep up the great work.

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  12. I grew up in FH in the 70's until 1982. Had an awesome childhood there. Went to PS 101 & RS, lived on the south side of FH over by Metropolitan Ave. Those were the days. Remember it like it was yesterday. Still in touch with fam/friends over there. Been going back to visit through the years. Now I live in LA, as do some of my old block neighbors on Manse St. Will get back there some day.

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  13. Hi. Big fan of the blog. Is there any way to add it on Flipboard?

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    1. Add it to your RSS Feed on Flipboard.

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    2. How? I've been trying to do that but it hasn't been working out for some reason. What is the RSS address to use?

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