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Show Some Imagination For Pete’s Sake!

Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz

I was just reading this article about the possible sale of the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium. I particularly love a quote in it from our Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz: “We could use senior housing, that would be wonderful, but I don’t know what they intend to do,” Koslowitz said.

Senior housing? That is the best you can come up with Karen?

Is this how her mind works? “Hmmm, demolish the tennis stadium, how to get more votes, who votes the most? Senior Housing!!!”

Like a broken record. And a symbol of everything that is wrong with politics in Forest Hills and pretty much everywhere in this country today. A completely selfish perspective where every decision is based on “How can I get re-elected?” instead of what would truly benefit all of Forest Hills’ residents.

Is “senior housing” really the best use for the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium? How about figuring out a way to once again bring this historic marvel back to its glorious former self and host cultural events like classical music, jazz or other concerts? That’s just one idea. And, hey, tennis tournaments might be a good one, too.

But you don’t knock down a grand historic structure just to build “senior housing.”

Show some imagination for Pete’s sake Karen!

  1. August 1, 2010 at 12:48 AM

    From an economic perspective, it would make sense retaining the historic Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, and restoring a “Landmark” in every sense of the word. It is one of Queens’ most deserving landmarks. All it needs is a combination of city & state landmarking, which will open up the door to funding. The Forest Hills Tennis Stadium could be reused for concerts and smaller tennis matches, as well as other community events. My organization would also hold a series of fundraisers.

    Return the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium to a destination in which the greater public can enjoy (as initially conceived), and NOT some West Side Tennis Club board of directors wanting to cash out on local, national, and international historic pride. At least sell to an arts or sports group who will value what was referred to as “America’s Tennis Stadium” in the 1922 MIT’s Technology Review (Vol. 25).

    We The People do not want senior housing or residences, which can rise anyplace else i.e. on a vacant car lot. The West Side Tennis Club should acknowledge everyone, and enhance their reputation!

    E-mail unlockthevault@hotmail.com to help with our ongoing petition drive.

  2. Wayno2424
    August 2, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    Karen is a JOKE as are all the other politicians (Bloomy can stay) u moronic liberals elect isn this city and state for that matter.

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