Author Archives: Jonathan Camhi

Preserving History

The Forest Hills Tennis Stadium was the original home of the US Tennis Open and hosted many of the sport’s most famous moments. The stadium’s been dormant for decades though, and has fallen into disrepair. It’s owner, the West Side … Continue reading

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PETA’s Over the Top Tactics

The famed animal rights organization PETA (PEople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) was back in the news this week in New York. The group is know for its often outrageous and controversial public protests for animal rights, but this … Continue reading

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Youths Flock to New Skate Park in Astoria

Kids flew around on skateboards, roller blades, bikes, and scooters on a sunny autumn afternoon in the new skate park in Astoria Park.  The $1.6 million dollar park has attracted youths from all over New York City.  “I’m from Astoria, … Continue reading

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Suspect Journalists

The last few months have seen an annoying trend of news reporters making news for the wrong reasons.  Today Keith Olbermann became the latest follower of this trend. Olbermann was suspended indefinitely today from his job as anchor of MSNBC’s … Continue reading

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A Beacon to the Community

The after school Beacon Program has been giving Forest Hills youths a place to learn and play since 1998.  The program, located at J.H.S 190 on Austin St., provides space and staff for dozens of programs and activities for kids … Continue reading

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Developing a Pest Problem

Forest Hills in Queens is an affluent community which has long been desirable real estate for developers who want to build there.  Conflict arises though when developers come in and demolish some of the community’s older historic structures to make … Continue reading

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Is It Our Pets Fault When They Bring in Pests?

I posted a survey a couple of weeks ago about how they thought owning pests could contribute to or help prevent a pest infestation.  The results were, well . . . mixed. I have an admittedly small sample size: only … Continue reading

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Pay to Play: New York City Open Mics

New York City has some of the most famous comedy clubs in the world, and dozens of smaller clubs spread through out the city. My roommate does stand up comedy and when he moved to New York this summer he … Continue reading

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Should Pet Owners Be More Scared of Pests?

Lots of people love their pets, and in a blog devoted to pest problems I think it is only right to include our pets. Having a pet can sometimes prevent- and other times cause- a pest problem. So if you’re … Continue reading

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Possums, Should New Yorkers be Worried?

One night a couple of weeks ago my roommate and I noticed a small animal crawling over the fence into our backyard.  We see stray cats in the yard all the time and exploring, so we thought that we had … Continue reading

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