Forest Hills Capital Management, LLC is located in Forest Hills, NY, the heart of Queens, New York City. The neighborhood is centrally located between Manhattan and Long Island. Forest Hills' local geographic area of Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island covers over 8 million people. Tens of thousands of lower and middle market companies serve this population, and is the primary reason Forest Hills Capital is located here.
Yet, why did we name the company after this neighborhood? Certainly, you can be located in Forest Hills, but you don't necessarily have to take its name. After studying its history, culture and architecture of this bustling neighborhood, you will understand why we named our company Forest Hills Capital Management.
A Tradition of Champions
Forest Hills was once the home of the U.S. Open tennis tournament. The event was held at the West Side Tennis Club (pictured above) before it moved to the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Park, about four miles away. When the Open was played at the tennis stadium, the tournament was commonly referred to merely as Forest Hills, just as All-England Lawn Tennis Association Championships are referred to, simply, as Wimbledon.
Notable Forest Hills champions include Althea Gibson (pictured center above), Bobby Riggs, Billy Jean King and Arthur Ashe. The last U.S. Open final to be played in Forest Hills was in 1977 between Jimmy Connors and Guillermo Vilas. Trivia question: who won? Watch the below video.
Forest Hills Gardens is one of the best of a very few remaining examples in the architectural history of planned communities, or "garden cities.” At the time of Forest Hills' formation, President Theodore Roosevelt was a staunch supporter of the guiding principle of planned communities.
At Forest Hills, July 4, 1917, Roosevelt spoke in support of vigorous American war involvement and attacks conscientious objectors in an address at the Forest Hills Garden's railroad station known as Station Square. This speech was later known as President Teddy Roosevelt's 100% American speech (below video; sorry, no audio back in 1917).
With this storied and illustrious history of its neighborhood during the past century, Forest Hills Capital Management expects to continue this historic tradition of champions for the decades to come. If you want to know more about the history Forest Hills, including its founding, click here.