Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Press Round-Up: Condos Rejected at Famed Forest Hills Tennis Stadium

On October 7, 2010, 56% of 291 voting-eligible members of the West Side Tennis Club voted to reject the typical condos proposed by Cord Meyer, which would have demolished the majority of the iconic Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, and would have deprived the greater community of a mixed-use stadium of great potential. If approved by a 2/3 vote required by the bylaws, it would have applied a quick-fix, temporary solution for the West Side Tennis Club on settling a debt (according to published reports). Since the WSTC membership has spoken on the basis of their vote, and the greater public had an influence to date, this resulted in a steady stream of press coverage:

1. Rego-Forest Preservation Council Press Release, The Ball Is In Our Court! 10/8/10: http://regoforestpreservation.blogspot.com/2010/10/condos-rejected-for-forest-hills-tennis.html

2. Wall St Journal, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium Won't Go Condo, 10/8/10:
Tennis Club Blocks A Sale:

3. NY1 News, Historic Queens Tennis Club Votes Down Condo Deal, 10/8/10: http://queens.ny1.com/content/126849/historic-queens-tennis-club-votes-down-condo-deal

4. Queens Ledger (Forest Hills Times), West Side Tennis Stadium Won't Be Sold, 10/7/10:

5. Carter's View, WSTC Vote Does Not Approve Residential Conversion of Its Stadium, 10/8/10:

6. Queens Courier, Historic Tennis Stadium Rejects Developer, 10/12/10:

7. Forest Hills Patch, What's Next For The Tennis Stadium, 10/12/10:

8. NY Post, West Side Tennis Club Won't Sell, 10/13/10:

9. Queens Gazette, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium Gets Reprieve, 10/13/10:

10. Times Ledger (Forest Hills Ledger), West Side Tennis Club Won't Sell, 10/14/10: http://www.yournabe.com/articles/2010/10/14/whitestone_times/news/wt_west_side_tennis_club_stadium_vote_20101014.txt

11. Queens Chronicle, Tennis Stadium Stays In The Picture, 10/14/10:

12. Queens Tribune, Stadium Condo Plans Shot Down By Club, 10/14/10: http://www.queenstribune.com/deadline/Deadline_101410_StadiumCondoPlan.html

13. Forum West, Set Point: West Side Tennis Club Rejects Condo Proposal, 10/14/10: http://forumnewsgroup.blogspot.com/search/label/west%20side%20tennis%20stadium http://forumnewsgroup.blogspot.com/2010/10/this-weeks-forum-south-and-west.html

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the list. Will gonna visit the links you have shared. Thanks.

    Angelo H