Forest Hills South is a unique cooperative apartment community located in Forest Hills, one of New York City's premier neighborhoods. The property features 7 pre-war Georgian buildings surrounded by several acres of beautiful gardens. Located just a block away from express subway and bus service to Manhattan, Forest Hills South offers the best of both worlds ... a tranquil setting with easy access to everything the city as to offer.
Forest Hills South has 604 apartments, ranging from studios, one-bedrooms and junior 4s, to larger 2- and 3-bedroom apartments, some with private patios and terraces. Floor plans are designed to maximize usable space and create a smooth flow between rooms. The spacious apartments feature 9-foot ceilings, oak floors with walnut-inlay borders, crown moldings and built-in bookcases.
The 7 buildings include the Parkview, Meadowbrook, and Beaverbrook on the north side of the property, the Girard, Dover and Dartmouth on the south side, and the Marlborough on the east.
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Our extensive private gardens are the hallmark of Forest Hills South and include bubbling fountains, expansive lawns, towering shade trees and colorful flowers. Seating areas are provided throughout the property for the enjoyment of residents and their guests.
Our property is dotted with mature oak, maple, sycamore and beech trees, flowering cherry and magnolia, evergreens and hundreds of shrubs and perennial plants. In the Spring and Summer, colorful annual flowers are planted in the garden beds and in dozens of planters, window boxes and hanging baskets throughout the community.
Forest Hills South was built between 1939 and 1941 by Pickman Realty -- a leading Queens real estate developer - as a rental apartment community. The development was spurred by the extension of the 8th Avenue Subway Line (later the E and F train) into Forest Hills, which put the neighborhood within a half-hour commute to Manhattan. Forest Hills South was envisioned as a self-contained community with ample green space --- the ambiance of a quiet suburb in Westchester or Long Island, just 2 short blocks from the Union Turnpike express subway station.
Forest Hills South was designed by Philip Birnbaum, an architect known for his ability to create spacious, airy apartments within a highly efficient layout. Details included columned entrances leading to elegant lobbies, apartments with high ceilings and sunken living rooms, and all modern conveniences. The 7 red brick, Georgian-style buildings were placed around a 7-acre green commons with charming fountains and carefully landscaped gardens -- a hallmark which has distinguished the property for over 75 years.
Forest Hills South was converted to a cooperative community in 1985. Today, the property is owned by its resident-shareholders and managed by John B. Lovett & Associates, a respected real estate management company. Over the past 30 years, we have continued to maintain and upgrade the property, with new roofs, elevators and boilers, more energy-efficient lighting and modern amenities including a fitness center, community room and storage facilities. With all these changes, Forest Hills South remains true to the vision of its creators -- a welcoming, tranquil community close to everything the city offers.
Forest Hills South has a staff of 30 talented and dedicated employees who work together to maintain our buildings and grounds and provide friendly, attentive service to our residents.
Our staff includes a resident manager and 3 supers, doormen, handymen, porters and landscapers who cover the property 7 days a week, augmented by overnight security service.
Forest Hills South Owners, Inc. is managed by John B. Lovett & Associates, Ltd,, a full-service real estate management company with extensive experience in the management and operation of fine residential cooperative properties. The managing agent maintains an on-site office in the Marlborough building at 112-50 78th Avenue to serve our residents.