Please take a few minutes to help preserve the historic Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, an IMMINENTLY ENDANGERED AMERICAN & INTERNATIONAL ICON.
|Classic postcard of a classic! LANDMARK or the dumpster?|
Based on the above significance and your own sentiments, please write a letter supporting landmark status to the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission. The Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Clubhouse, interiors, and grounds should be calendared for a public hearing ASAP. If restored and adaptively reused for smaller concerts and smaller tennis matches, it would enhance the appeal of the neighborhood, and preserve a historic icon. Jet Blue can be a sponsor. Breathable space is prime, and we do not need typical condos in a neighborhood accustomed to overdevelopment. City Landmarking will preserve the historic Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Clubhouse, grounds, & interiors for future generations to cherish, increase the chances of funding for repairs, and ultimately enhance our quality of life.
Please e-mail the Landmarks Preservation Commission a letter requesting landmark status ASAP. It can be brief, yet meaningful.
- LPC Chair Robert Tierney: email@example.com
- LPC Dir of Research Mary Beth Betts: firstname.lastname@example.org
- LPC General mailbox: email@example.com
- LPC Exec. Dir. Kate Daly: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rego-Forest Preservation Council Chair Michael Perlman: email@example.com
Inform any contacts (members) that you know of at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium to vote against the plan to sell the historic Stadium to a developer, who will very likely demolish it for a condo. Keep in mind that the vote to sell the stadium is slated for August 19th, which follows the informational meeting at the West Side Tennis Club (1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills, NY) on August 10th.
Please help by composing a brief letter to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and also forward this preservation campaign posting to all your contacts. Time is of the essence!
- Michael Perlman
Rego-Forest Preservation Council, Chair
|The Stadium hosted annual music festivals, attracting thousands. Still have those ticket stubs?|
|Althea Gibson: 1st African American woman to be a competitor on the world tennis tour, & 1st to win a Grand Slam title in '56.|
|Vintage magazine explains how the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium is the heart of the West Side Tennis Club!|