Hillcrest Estates Civic Association

Star of Queens: Jackie Forrestal, Hillcrest Estates Civic Association
Star of Queens: Jackie Forrestal, Hillcrest Estates Civic Association
News Queens Courier Staff 7/01/2013 at 9:31AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Jackie Forrestal has been active in the Queens community for years. She is a board member of the Central Queens Historical Association. She also served on the St. Joseph’s Advisory Board until the facility closed in 2004. Forrestal is the corresponding secretary for the Hillcrest Estates Civic Association, while her husband Kevin is [...]

Hillcrest residents fear proposed housing unit will endanger children
Hillcrest residents fear proposed housing unit will endanger children
Top Stories Melissa Chan 2/06/2013 at 4:39PM

An overwhelming fear of the unknown is keeping Hillcrest residents from embracing a proposed housing unit set to lodge mental and chronic health patients in their community. “There are too many people, too many variables and too many things that can go wrong,” said Ed Leahy of the Hillcrest Estate Civic Association. A coalition of [...]

Community concerned over Queens Hospital Center proposal
Community concerned over Queens Hospital Center proposal
News Melissa Chan 12/20/2012 at 10:00AM

Civic groups in Hillcrest are worried that a proposed mixed housing unit set to lodge individuals with chronic conditions will draw a “questionable population” next door. Queens Hospital Center (QHC) is in talks with Comunilife, a nonprofit human services agency, to develop a deteriorated 10-story building on the hospital’s campus into 251 units of affordable, [...]