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Flushing's Crown Needs Polishing

(2) Comments | Posted February 3, 2010 | 4:21 PM

At the heart of downtown Flushing, Queens, at Northern Boulevard and Main Street, in an incredibly busy neighborhood that has been re-invigorated by immigrants from eastern Asia, an architectural masterpiece awaits a day when it will once again be a cultural beacon and its beauty will shine forth anew.

The...

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Millstones of Queens Plaza

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2009 | 10:42 AM

Playing out this month in Queens is a debate about how best to protect two artifacts from a more pastoral past. For several decades, a pair of centuries-old millstones, once used to grind wheat to fine consistency, have been embedded in a traffic triangle in Queens Plaza, the nexus of...

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Rails and Roads to Trails

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2009 | 12:47 PM

In the early 1930s twin iron trestles were bruited through Chelsea and the West Village, one carrying a railroad linking various businesses in the area, the West Side Freight Railroad, and the other, the Miller Highway, carrying auto traffic along the far west side of the island, seemingly freeing the...

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Direct and to the Point

(1) Comments | Posted October 1, 2009 | 2:09 PM

Ray Davies said he knows what he is, he's glad he's a man and so's Lola, and Merle Haggard takes a lot of pride in what he is, as well. From a Forgotten NY point of view, I like an unadorned business awning sign that states what you will find...

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Razin' Hell

(2) Comments | Posted September 21, 2009 | 11:33 PM

I lived on the outskirts of the Broadway-Flushing neighborhood in Queens for 13 years between 1993 and 2007. In contrast to the congested, noisy and crowded downtown Flushing corridor, Broadway-Flushing, clustered on the blocks north and south of Northern Boulevard between Murray Street and Utopia Parkway, features quiet, tree-lined streets...

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The Evolution of Extra Place

(5) Comments | Posted September 15, 2009 | 10:47 PM

The Bowery has figured heavily in Forgotten New York posts over the years -- along with Brooklyn's Williamsburg and Times Square, no other New York City neighborhood or street has been home to more rapid change over the last decade than has the old road to Peter Stuyvesant's farm,...

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