Friday, September 16, 2011

Inspiration of the Day - 9/16/11

Forest Hills Gardens
Courtesy Forest Hills Gardens by Joe Shlabotnik
Forest Hills Gardens, Queens, New York - (BTT) Yes, you read that right - this is not some sleepy town in Europe but a planned community right in New York City. Architect Grosvenor Atterbury, along with landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., began planning the 142 acre neighborhood around 1908, and just a few years later the streets were in place and landmark buildings like the Forest Hills Inn above were proving that a 10 minute train ride out of Manhattan could transport a person to a completely different world.

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