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By John Roleke. Its jewel in the crown is beautiful Forest Hills Gardens, built as a planned garden city community starting in and still the most exclusive address in Queens. Home for many is in apartments, co-ops, and condos along and on the north side of Queens Boulevard. West and south of Forest Hills Gardens are Central Queens-style single and multi-family homes, developed in the s through s.
In , Forest Hills was a long way from Christopher Street, and a bizarre incident of vigilante tree chopping showed just how far. Only days before the Stonewall uprising in Greenwich Village, a mob of some 20 local men descended on the southern edge of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Using power saws and axes, they leveled a grove of trees that was known as a gay cruising spot.