On March 22nd, Greeters gathered to learn about the borough of Queens from Jack Eichenbaum, the official Queens historian.
Jack started by saying the reputation of Queens has a new sheen today! “People are calling us, from museums to non-profits to hotels – who want to be in business here.”
He then gave a slide show of the attractions in Queens. Some of the better known were:
The Panorama in the Queens Museum of Art. The world’s largest architectural model, this football field-sized sculpture depicts every single building in all five NYC boroughs before 1992.
Jackson Heights. Often called “the most multi-ethnic community in New York City,” Asians, Hispanics, Nepalese, Indians (from India), Argentineans, Columbians, Mexicans and Ecuadorians all happily co-exist. (Check out our Jackson Heights Neighborhood Information Profile)
Lemon Ice King of Corona. One of the tastiest ways to beat summer heat is with a cool, sweet Italian ice. The Lemon Ice King has been in business for 60 years and they refuse to mix flavors in containers or cones! [Read more…]