Queens Eagle: Queens Community House Purchases Long-Time Forest Hills Headquarters
Queens Eagle: Queens Community House Purchases Long-Time Forest Hills Headquarters | February 2021: One of Queens’ largest community-based organizations has purchased its Forest Hills headquarters, allowing the agency to upgrade a facility that serves hundreds of children, teens and seniors each day.
Queens Community House bought the Forest Hills Community Center, an historic building created as part of the Forest Hill Compromise, a plan brokered by then attorney Mario Cuomo to build low-income housing in the predominantly white, middle class neighborhood.
The organization had rented out its headquarters space at the community center before making the purchase official Dec. 29, 2020.
“The purchase marks an enormous milestone in our organization’s evolution, and it solidifies the continuity of the Forest Hills space as an essential resource for the Forest Hills, Rego Park, and Corona communities,” said QCH Executive Director Ben Thomases.
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