Tag Archive: Forest Hills


Photo of the day: T.R Stumping in Forest Hills

Teddy RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt delivering his famed July 4th, 1917 speech from the steps of the Forest Hills Railroad Station. Follow: TheGhostOfQueensPast

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Jan 10 2013

Obama May Pick Queens Native To Head Treasury Department

Forest Hills Alum, Jack Lew, may head Treasury Department.

Chief of Staff to President Obama may head Treasury Department.

From Bayside Patch: President Barack Obama is reportedly planning to pick current chief of staff Jack Lew, a Queens native, to serve as the head of the United States Treasury Department, NY 1 reported.

The White House would not confirm whether a final decision had been made and the president’s decision would be announced by the end of the week.

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Aug 26 2012


Finally a pol that gets it: politics is about representing people first and foremost.

Kudos to Juan Reyes for hosting a protest rally against a neighborhood destroying homeless shelter in the Glendale Forest Hills border.

Reyes could have stood up and talked about his candidacy but instead he offered his service to the community pro bono since he is a land use attorney.

His opponent did not attend the rally.


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Jan 10 2012

A Queens Man Rises To Power In Washington

The high school graduation photo of Jack Lew, the new White House Chief of Staff.

It’s a matter of local pride as a man from Queens  becomes Chief of Staff to the President of the United States.

Obama announced on January 9th that Jacob ‘Jack’ Lew, who heads the office of management and budget and served as a top aide to Hillary Clinton at the State Department, will become the #2 man in Washington as the President’s Chief of Staff.

Lew, pictured here, is a graduate of Forest Hills High School  and will be replacing William Daley who will travel back to his hometown of Chicago despite a plea from the President to remain on board.

Everyone pokes fun of Queens (oh, there’s a bunch of cemeteries out there), as if we aren’t sophisticated like our metro brethren. Now we have the top spot in Washington.

The people of Queens are doing big things. Good luck Jack!


Also from Queens: Governor Andrew Cuomo, Justice Anthony Scalia, U.S Attorney General Eric Holder, and Independence Party candidate Donald Trump. Did we forget any? Email us info@queens-politics.com


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