Forest Hills' Top Five Stories of the Summer

Catch up on the top stories that took place in your community during the past few months.

Autumn is on the way, so Patch is providing a rundown of the top five stories of the summer.

If you think we missed one of the biggest local stories of the past few months, tell us in the comment section provided below.

1. Mumford & Sons play at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium. The sold-out show was the first to play at the iconic venue, which once hosted concerts by Bob Dylan and The Beatles, in more than 15 years.

2. The New York director for the Trust for Public Land announces that two firms have been chosen for the QueensWay proposal, which would transform 3.5 miles of abandoned railroad into a park that would include space for walking, jogging, biking, public art, food events and other recreational activities.

3. Summer’s top crime stories include a former teacher from Forest Hills being sentenced to six months in prison on statutory rape charges and a home health aide stealing $55,000 from a woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. And two women were arrested for their alleged role in a Forest Hills Garden armed robbery.

4. Top business stories from the past few months included Bareburger’s expansion, Laytner’s announcing that it would close later this year and boutique Bus Stop permanently shutting its doors.

5. Anthony Weiner, former U.S. Rep. for Forest Hills, enters the mayoral race and rises in the polls – that is, until new revelations surfaced that he was involved in sexually explicit online conversations after having stepped down from Congress in 2011.


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