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Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church is located on Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills

Escape the Hustle and Bustle in this Quiet Queens Neighborhood

New York isn't all high-rise condos and pricey brownstones. Out in Forest Hills, quiet streets with detached homes (including some impressive Tudor- and Georgian-style houses) mingle with commercial strips filled with classic Irish pubs and pizza joints.

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At a Glance

  • Super star: Comic hero Peter Parker (a.k.a. Spider-Man) lived with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben at 20 Ingram Street.
  • Punk past: Members of The Ramones grew up in the neighborhood and formed the band here in 1974.
  • Screen time: Forest Hills Gardens' old-time looks make it a popular filming location. It served as the setting for the award-winning HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce.

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About Forest Hills

Forest Hills is a diverse family-oriented neighborhood in the center of Queens. On Austin Street, you'll find restaurants serving a variety of cuisines, boutiques and chain stories. Families and shoppers stroll along this retail strip all day and into the evening. Forest Hills Gardens occupies the area south of Austin Street. Unlike any other residential zone in the city, its Tudor and Georgian homes look much the same as when they were built in the early 20th century. Continue south to Forest Read More [+]

LIVING in Queens

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Translating New York’s 15 Apartment Types

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Museums Worth the Extra Mile

Most visitors to the city rarely leave the island of Manhattan, or if they do, it’s often to get better views of it. But venture further afield and you’ll find fascinating museums throughout the outer boroughs, and even across Read More »

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