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By Philip Gilson, February 7, 2016
Four Chaplains Memorial Marker
New York (Queens County), Belle Harbor — Four Chaplains MemorialThe American Creed
Honoring the Four Heroic Chaplains who gave their life jackets that four soldiers might live. The S. S. Dorchester was torpedoed February 3, 1943. As it sank the four were seen linked arm in arm, heads uplifted in prayer. • Lt G. L. Fox, . . . — Map (db m101325) WM
New York (Queens County), Belle Harbor — John P McGonigol
Dedicated to the memory of John P McGonical Born October 31 1947 Died in the service of his country May 13 1968 Rest in God alone, my soul. He is the source of my soul. — Map (db m57323) HM
New York (Queens County), Belle Harbor — Michael D Glover
Dedicated to the memory of U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Michael D Glover "Semper Fi" Born January 19 1978 Died in the service of his country August 16 2006 "Your light will never go out" — Map (db m57321) WM
New York (Queens County), Corona — “Lucy Day” at the New York World’s Fair
“Lucy Day” at the New York World’s Fair On “Lucy Day” August 31, 1964, Lucille Ball from the TV series “I Love Lucy” stood here beside this staircase for press photos. One such photo is shown on the right. She . . . — Map (db m108692) HM
New York (Queens County), Corona — Live Performances
A daily schedule of marching bands, orchestras, choruses, and dancers showcased the diverse cultural institutions of New York State and neighboring communities. A stage once stood directly ahead. After the fair closed the pavilion became a venue . . . — Map (db m108689) HM
New York (Queens County), Corona — Mezzanine Tour of New York State
On the mezzanine visitors took a stroll through exhibits previewing New York State’s recreational areas, unusual industrial sites, scenic areas, and observed many informative exhibits. Back on the first floor other exhibits feature fine art by . . . — Map (db m108690) HM
New York (Queens County), Corona — New York State Pavilion
This architectural marvel, built for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, was designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson and consists of three sections – the observation towers, the Theaterama, and the “Tent of Tomorrow”. . . . — Map (db m108669) HM
New York (Queens County), Corona — NYC Bomb and Forgery Squad Explosion Memorial
This plaque is dedicated to the memory of detectives Joseph J. Lynch and Ferdinand A. Socha Bomb and Forgery Squad Who were killed in the line of duty while examining a time bomb taken from the British Pavilion of the World's Fair in . . . — Map (db m21514) HM
New York (Queens County), Corona — Restaurant
The four round benches once served as planters for Sugar Maple trees, the official tree of New York State. The wall behind the benches was open to a cafeteria style serving area with counters and vending machines. Guests were able to warm their . . . — Map (db m108699) HM
New York (Queens County), Corona — Skate Rental
The New York State Pavilion was reborn as the Roller Round roller skating rink in the early 1970’s. Thousands of people skated on the protected map floor and enjoyed music and a snack bar. You are looking at a cart filled with actual skates from . . . — Map (db m108688) HM
New York (Queens County), Corona — World’s Largest Map
Beneath these stones is the 9,000 square-foot Texaco map of New York State made with 567 terrazzo mosaic panels, each weighing 440 pounds and the same size as the ones you are now standing on. It is a 4,000 times enlargement of the Texaco touring . . . — Map (db m108817) HM
New York (Queens County), Corona — World’s Largest Suspension Roof
You are standing in the “Tent of Tomorrow” designed to capture the feel of a modern state fair – thus the circus tent like red and white stripes. Its roof of multicolored translucent panels measures 350 feet by 250 feet and is . . . — Map (db m108693) HM
New York (Queens County), Elmhurst — In Honor of Queens FirefightersF. D. N.Y. — September 11, 2001
The gift you gave, the price you paid will never be forgotten, as surely as your life you gave, our gratitude is written; Inscribed today on history’s page for all to see, a lore of one who modeled courage, a hero’s legacy. — Map (db m92537) HM WM
New York (Queens County), Flushing — Flushing Civil War Monument
Erected in memory of the Patriotic Volunteers from Flushing who sacrificed their lives in the War for the preservation of our Union 1861-1865 [ Side 2: ] Capt. Wm. Dermody Lieut. Emil Schubert --- Sgt. Wm. H. Teppy Sgt. Asa. Fowler --- . . . — Map (db m43070) HM
New York (Queens County), Flushing — Friends Meeting HouseFlushing Freedom Mile
The Friends Meeting House was the first house of worship in the village of Flushing. It is New York City’s oldest house of worship in continuous use, and the second oldest in the nation. The house was built in 1694, and provided Flushing’s Quakers . . . — Map (db m42964) HM
New York (Queens County), Flushing — Louis Armstrong House
Louis Armstrong House Has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America — Map (db m7070) HM
New York (Queens County), Flushing — Quaker Meeting House
Easterly part built 1694. Remainder built 1777. Always used for worship except 1776-83 when occupied by British as prison, hospital and stable. — Map (db m42775) HM
New York (Queens County), Flushing — The ExedraThe site of the Vatican Pavilion
This the site of the Vatican Pavilion was authorized by POPE JOHN XXIII visited on October 4, 1965 by POPE PAUL VI during his mission of peace to THE UNITED NATIONS the building exhibited Michelangelo’s Pieta and other art treasures . . . — Map (db m31289) HM
New York (Queens County), Flushing — UnispherePeace Through Understanding
Dedicated toward man's aspirations to Peace Through Understanding and symbolizing his achievements in an expanding universe. Built and presented by the United States Steel Corporation (USS)to the New York World's Fair April 22, 1964. Made of . . . — Map (db m17594) HM
New York (Queens County), Flushing — William A. Shea Municipal Stadium
The City of New York Robert F. Wagner Mayor Abraham D. Beame Comptroller Paul R. Screvane President of the Council Mario J. Cariello President, Borough of Queens Robert . . . — Map (db m17595) HM
New York (Queens County), Howard Beach — Ramblerville Hawtree Memorial Bridge
World War II Lest we forget Thomas Beckwith Henry Schmitt Albert Nelson Edward O'Reilly Walter Melieri Paul Pfeiffer James Talley — Map (db m51951) HM
New York (Queens County), Jamaica — Jamaica Estates - A Residential Park
IN 1907, real estate developers Ernestus Guilick and Felix Isman purchased 500 acres of land north of the Colonial Village of Jamaica, here they established the Jamaica Estates Corporation. Their purpose was to erect an affluent resort with an . . . — Map (db m38497) HM
New York (Queens County), Jamaica — Prospect Cemetery
Original Jamaica town burying ground, established 1660. Egbert Benson born 1746 died 1833, buried here. First Attorney General, N.Y. State. — Map (db m108715) HM
New York (Queens County), Jamaica — The King MansionBuilt 1750
Home of Rufus King, who served his state and country with honor and distinction as delegate to the Continental Congress 1784, 1785, 1786. U.S. Senator from New York, 1789-1796, Minister to England 1796-1803, 1825-1826, under Washington, Adams, and . . . — Map (db m108713) HM
New York (Queens County), Jamaica — U.S. Post Office Veterans Memorial
We the employees of the United States Postal Service, New York International Service Center, present this token of appreciation in honor of all veterans who served our country. — Map (db m19176) HM
New York (Queens County), Jamaica Estates — Jamaica Estates New York World War II Memorial
1941 - 1945 World War II John Adikes Jr • Norman H Puff • Sigmund Gilmore • Peter P Renzo • Kenneth S Kinnes • Joseph A Schiebel • John B Lovely • Donald J Schneider • Paul W Olson • Charles J Yodice In honor of these men of Jamaica Estates . . . — Map (db m38735) HM
New York (Queens County), Kew Gardens — Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial
In memory of those who gave "The Last Full Measure of Devotion" F.P.O. Robert Volden, U.S. Navy   October 30, 1990 Capt. Mario Fajardo, U.S. Army    Febr. 26, 1991 Sgt. Patbouvier Ortiz, U.S. Army   February 27, 1991 Courageous . . . — Map (db m105446) WM
New York (Queens County), Laurelton — Laurelton Veterans Memorial
This memorial is to honor the fallen in: W.W. I W.W. II Korean Conflict Vietnam Era Grenada Lebanon Panama Persian Gulf War — Map (db m51950) HM
New York (Queens County), Maspeth — 69th Regiment Monument
(left panel) Battles participated in by Meaghers Irish Brigade & Corcoran Legion Civil War, 1861-1865 Blackburn’s Ford VA July 18, 1861; Bull’s Run July 21, 1861; Rappahannock Station May 28-29, 1861; Yorktown April 16, 1862; . . . — Map (db m107570) WM
New York (Queens County), Maspeth — Soldiers Monument
To the memory of the brave men who gave their lives to preserve the Union 1861-65. — Map (db m107559) WM
New York (Queens County), Middle Village — General Slocum Disaster Memorial
Burning of the Steamship Gen Slocum on the East River June 15 1904 in which 1020 lives were lost. — Map (db m7177) HM
New York (Queens County), Queens — Column of GerashFlushing Meadow – Corona Park
King Hussain of the Hachamite Kingdom of Jordan presented this 30 foot-high marble column to the New York World’s Fair Corporation and City of New York on the occasion of Jordan’s participation in the New York World’s Fair of 1964-65, held in . . . — Map (db m108561) HM
New York (Queens County), Queens — David Dinkins CircleDedicated September 2, 2008
David Dinkins The 106th Mayor of the City of New York and the first African-American to hold that position. Dinkins distinguished himself as an attorney, New York State Assemblyman, New York City Board of Elections President, City Clerk, and . . . — Map (db m108630) HM
New York (Queens County), Queens — Dexter Park
Dexter Park 1911 - 1955 Home of Max Rosner's Bushwicks 1st night game 7/23/30 Joe DiMaggio, Casey Stengel, Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige, Phil Rizzuto, Hank Greenberg, Lou Gerhig, Babe Ruth, Josh Gibson all played here. — Map (db m18329) HM
New York (Queens County), Queens — Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, today New York City’s second largest park, has risen like a phoenix from the ashes. The 1,255-acre open space was indeed an ash disposal heap in the early 20th Century, noted by F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great . . . — Map (db m108668) HM
New York (Queens County), Queens — Fort Totten Park59.5 acres
History       This park takes its name from the Civil War era fortress on the property. Originally referred to by its location on Willets Point, the Army officially named it for General Joseph Totten (1788-1864), following his demise in the . . . — Map (db m65125) HM
New York (Queens County), Queens — Fort Totten Park59.5 acres
History       This park takes its name from the Civil War era fortress on the property. Originally referred to by its location on Willets Point, the Army officially named it for General Joseph Totten (1788-1864), following his demise in the . . . — Map (db m65126) HM
New York (Queens County), Queens — George Washington
Front George Washington First Master Masonic Lodge Alexandria Virginia 1788 Rear Brotherhood The foundation of world peace Erected by The Grand Lodge P&AM State of New York with permission of the Grand Lodge of . . . — Map (db m108559) HM
New York (Queens County), Queens — Main Magazine of Fort Totten
Within the northeast corner of the Fort Totten Water Battery lies the “Main Magazine”. The Main Magazine consists of three vaulted rooms. The two larger rooms, numbers two and three, were used to store gun powder, while room number one . . . — Map (db m65129) HM
New York (Queens County), Queens — Observation Towers
Visitors could look out over the fair as they rode in one of two “Sky Streak” glass-inclosed (sic) elevators to the observation decks for even more spectacular views. The three observations towers rise 60 feet, 150 feet, and 226 . . . — Map (db m108698) HM
New York (Queens County), Queens — Remnants from the ruins
During the preservation work by the NY State Pavilion Project, several artifacts were discovered that tell the building’s history and construction. On display here are a few items. The roofs of the observation decks were constructed of . . . — Map (db m108670) HM
New York (Queens County), Queens — The ArchitectPhilip Cortelyou Johnson
The New York State Pavilion for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair is among the least mentioned works in accounts of Philip Johnson, but is one of his most futuristic and Avant-garde projects. Born in Cleveland, OH, July 8, 1906 and a graduate of . . . — Map (db m108702) HM
New York (Queens County), Queens — The New York State Pavilion became a movie set
The New York State Pavilion served as a movie set for several films, TV programs, and a music video. Some of the productions shot here since the fair were “Men in Black”, "McCloud”, “Law and Order”, “CSI New . . . — Map (db m108691) HM
New York (Queens County), Queens — Theaterama
Just outside the Tent of Tomorrow is the circular concrete structure of the Theaterama. its outside wall exhibited pop art works by Andy Warhol including his controversial “Thirteen Most Wanted Men,” Roy Lichtenstein, and others. . . . — Map (db m108700) HM
New York (Queens County), Queens — Time Capsules
The time capsules deposited September 23, 1938 and October 16, 1965 by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation as a record of Twentieth Century civilization to endure for 5000 years — Map (db m108628) HM
New York (Queens County), Queens — Tsunami Memorial
In honor and remembrance of the people who lost their lives during the earthquake and tsunami of 2011 JAA of NY April 23, 2011 — Map (db m108629)
New York (Queens County), Richmond Hill — Sergeant Joseph E. Schaefer OvalWorld War II Medal of Honor Recipient
The monument's eight inscriptions commemorating Schaefer's service are: 1. Sgt. Joseph E. Schaefer Medal of Honor. 2. Sgt. Joseph E. Schaefer Company I 18th Infantry First Infantry Division United States Army. 3. Awarded Congressional Medal . . . — Map (db m62340) WM
New York (Queens County), Richmond Hill — World War I Memorial
Side 1 Erected by the people of Richmond Hill in memory of her men who served and died in the World War.

Side 2 An expression of everlasting gratitude and love. — Map (db m107517) WM

New York (Queens County), Rosedale — Rosedale Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in all wars. 1962. Dedicated by the citizens and veterans of Rosedale N.Y. — Map (db m19375) HM
New York (Queens County), Rosedale — Rosedale Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Look on these names, you, who in trouble times despair. Look on these names and thank God our nation still has gallant men who care — Map (db m19374) HM
New York (Queens County), South Ozone Park — Sergeant Colyer Square
Dedicated to the memory of Wilbur E Colyer Sergeant Co. A 1st Engineers 1st Division USA Killed in action October 10, 1918 Hill 269 Verdun France Awarded the Medal Of Honor Erected by the Wilbur E Colyer Post 28 American Legion and citizens of . . . — Map (db m54546) HM
New York (Queens County), Woodhaven — Remsen CemeteryRemsen Family Cemetery
Col. Jeromus Remsen, 1735-1790, is buried here. Was colonel of a regiment of Kings and Queens Co. militia in the Battle of Long Island. — Map (db m32333) HM

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