“In Forest Hills, even the name is leafy”: Our neighborhood was featured in the Saturday, November 17th Real Estate section of the Washington Post. The article quotes three of our contributors: David Bardin, Marlene Berlin and Denise Warner. And it makes special mention of the authors of the Forest Hills history, Margery Elfin and Paul Wiliams. Perhaps the writer also drew some background from our articles about President Truman and the Elfins?
Forest Hills on WAMU: In case you missed it, the Forest Hills neighborhood was also featured in the July 27th edition of WAMU’s newsmagazine, Metro Connection. Open this link to listen to the segment (click “Listen” just under the headline) and scroll down the WAMU site to read a few more details that did not make it into the broadcast. Forest Hills Connection contributor Virginia Adams Marentette does a nice job of giving listeners a feel for the neighborhood. Margery Elfin also gets a mention.
Freeways of Forest Hills: The urban planners of 1950 envisioned a much more car-centric Washington. The 1950 Comprehensive Plan included a map of planned freeways. Forest Hills would have been host to what the map’s key calls a “dominant thoroughfare” to the east of Connecticut Avenue, and an “express parkway” connecting Nebraska Avenue and Military Road. (Greater Greater Washington)
Kids like Comet Ping Pong, Comet likes ’em back: The Zagat guide names Comet as one of DC’s most welcoming to kids.
Intelsat committed to neighborhood until 2014: Intelsat is in no hurry to move. Its Connecticut Avenue building is still up for sale, but it has signed a lease that keeps it in Forest Hills until at least through April 14th, 2014. (Washington Business Journal)