Forest Hills’ gently rolling rows of Tudor houses and tulip trees are secluded and relaxed. The area sometimes feels like a throwback, with old-school pizza parlors, sweets shops, knisheries and a train station that looks unchanged from when Teddy Roosevelt spoke there 100 years ago. Famous for Forest Hills Stadium, the venue the Beatles played in 1964 (reborn as a concert stage in 2013), the neighborhood is partially bordered by Forest Park, which holds a popular golf course, and is renowned as the birthplace of the Ramones and Simon & Garfunkel and as the childhood home of Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man).
Just about nine miles due east of Times Square lies the comparatively arcadian NYC neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens. Nowadays this hamlet, named for its "knob and kettle" hill terrain, feels mercifully unplugged from Manhattan's amps. But around the corner, Austin Street is a hive of eclectic newcomers, from the Japanese grocer Sakura Ya the beloved Tex-Mex-style 5 Burro Cafe. From here, the World's Fair grounds are a hop and a skip away, as is the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park. At day's end, Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen, on Metropolitan, offers a sophisticated American bistro experience.
Former WNBA MVP Tina Charles is glad to be back in her hometown, NYC, with the Liberty.
Named after the Finger Lakes region’s Keuka Lake (an area best known for its wines and vineyards), Keuka Kafe offers a curated selection of both local and international wines, as well as a menu of cheese and meat appetizer platters, hot and cold sandwiches, salads and small plates like salmon ceviche and grilled chorizo.
A restaurant that combines the relaxed feel and friendly customer service of a neighborhood pasta joint with some of the most acclaimed Italian cuisine in Queens, La Vigna serves rich central Italian specialties like fried calamari, pappardelle with mushrooms and black truffles, and veal Scaloppini.