I think the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium should be:

  • Torn down to make room for condos.

  • Restored and used once again for tennis tournaments.

  • Turned into a tennis museum.

  • Restored and used once again for concerts and events.

  • Designated an historical landmark so it cannot be destroyed, but I'm unsure what to use it for.

  • Other

Poll posted 9 years ago.

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  • Chairman Michael Perlman - 9 years ago

    The nationally & internationally iconic Forest Hills Tennis Stadium merits City & State Landmark status, which would commemorate its history and recognize its prestige. It would open the door towards funding, undergo a restoration, and a multi-use creative revitalization, including tennis matches, concerts, weddings, exhibits, school trips, charity events, art festivals, etc. It would abide with its original yet proven mission as "America's Tennis Stadium" according to a 1922 ad. Preservation and creative reuse would bring the entire community closer together, boost tourism, convey historic pride, educate our children, and be great for local businesses. This would yield a greater economic return in the long-run. Condos are a short-sighted solution to settle a debt, but history is forever. Let's realize the larger picture, referring to future generations, the tennis and music greats, and an architectural first countrywide by famed architect Kenneth Murchison. Typical condos represent "Anytown USA," but this is a landmark opportunity for something truly unique for ALL. Demolition of an icon for condos = Penn Station case of Queens, catering to a select few condo owners, burdening our infrastructure, overcrowding of schools, and future regrets. More information: http://regoforestpreservation.blogspot.com You can help play a role in its future! Be a saviour!

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