In this private cemetery are buried members of one of America's most distinguished families. The first Lawrence to be buried here was Major Thomas Lawrence in 1703 and the last was Miss Ruth Lawrence in 1956. The roster of family notables includes . . . — — Map (db m162550) HM
The Frank Sinatra School of the Arts stands within the Kaufman Astoria Studios complex (formerly Paramount Studios) — a bustling center of movie-making with roots in the early 20th century. The complex is listed in the . . . — — Map (db m210049) HM
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
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
1866 - 1933
World's heavyweight boxing champion
1893 - 1897
Beloved resident of Bayside who resided at 221-04 Corbett Road
1903 - 1933
Dedicated in his memory by Bayside Historical Society 1971 — — Map (db m139268) HM
The heavyweight boxing champion of the world in the 1890s lived here from 1903 to 1933, while pursuing a vaudeville and movie career. His good manners and dapper clothes earned him the nickname "Gentleman Jim". — — Map (db m193327) HM
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 was used to . . . — — Map (db m65129) HM
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
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
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 also entertained visitors on stage here in the pavilion as she did the “twist”, . . . — — Map (db m148241) HM
This tree trunk is our original thick-billed parrot nest!
Originally part of a downed tree, it was bought to Queens Zoo where a mated pair of our thick-bills enlarged the hollow, as they do in the wild, and successfully . . . — — Map (db m193607) HM
The Queens Zoo originally opened in 1966. In 1992, a major reconstruction was completed and the zoo reopened under an agreement between the City of New York and the New York Zoological Society, a non-profit membership organization. — — Map (db m193543) HM
Also known as the spectacled bear, Andean bears live high in the cloud forests of the Andes Mountains.
Range: Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru
Zoos Play Matchmaker
The Queens Zoo works with other zoos to breed Andean . . . — — Map (db m193609) HM
Why a zoo with North and South American animals?
The native wildlife of North and South American animals have been an important part of our history and culture for hundreds of years. Now, as people move into formerly wild areas, many of the . . . — — Map (db m193581) HM
Where the Buffalo Roamed
At one time, more than 60 million bison roamed the continent. During the 1800s they were hunted nearly to extinction. By 1889, fewer than 1,000 survived.
The Wildlife Conservation Society Steps . . . — — Map (db m193601) HM
"Black, Trans & Alive" is a project conceived to honor the life and contributions of Black trans femme community leaders and lovers centering care and humanity. This piece features (from left to right) Ceyenne Doroshow, Joela Rivera, . . . — — Map (db m193442) HM
Logging and hunting wiped out thick-billed parrots in the southwestern United States. Today they face the same problems in Mexico. We're working to save this endangered species. — — Map (db m193603) HM
This Canadian subspecies of the lynx is found throughout southern Canada and into the northern U.S. Lynch have been reintroduced in Europe and the U.S., repopulating many areas.
Range: Northern Regions of North America
Lynx or . . . — — Map (db m193585) HM
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
Despite years of extermination programs, the coyote remains one of North America's most successful predators. The coyote is usually a solitary hunter of insects, rodents and other small animals. Packs of coyotes will simetimes hunt deer or other . . . — — Map (db m193600) HM
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, . . . — — Map (db m108630) HM
Of Mooving Importance
Throughout history and throughout the world, domestic cattle have been a source of food and many other products including leather. They also keep things moving on the farm by pulling carts.
That's . . . — — Map (db m193546) HM
The Red Jungle Fowl, found in India and Southeast Asia, is the ancestor of today's domestic chickens. From ancient times, the chicken was used in religious ceremonies and was regarded as a fertility symbol.
Can You Guess: Wild or . . . — — Map (db m193574) HM
The Good of Goats
Most likely domesticated between 8,000 and 7,000 BC, goats are bred for food, wool and other products.
The wild bezoar goat is one of the ancestors of today's domestic goats. It . . . — — Map (db m193544) HM
Who do you see in the horse exhibit?
Domestic horses vary greatly in size, from the tiny Falabella at 7 hands to the massive Shore horse at 17 hands (one hand = 4 inches).
The name refers to . . . — — Map (db m193569) HM
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 m148250) HM
The animal motifs for these fanciful bronze grillwork gates were designed by architects Clarke and Rapuana, and dating to 1960, were crafted by the Italian-born sculptor Albino Manca (1898-1976).
Following the New York World's Fair of . . . — — Map (db m193539) HM
Titan II was a second-generation
intercontinental ballistic missile
with 2.5 times the payload of
the Atlas, making it ideal for the
two-person Gemini spacecraft.
Unlike Atlas, which had to be filled
with super-cold . . . — — Map (db m198994) HM
Front George Washington
First Master Masonic Lodge
Alexandria Virginia 1788
The foundation of
The Grand Lodge P&AM
State of New York
with permission of the Grand Lodge of . . . — — Map (db m108559) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m148242) HM
The Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile was the largest available
rocket for the Mercury program,
which was designed to put a human
into orbit at the earliest possible date.
The relatively small payload of the
Atlas . . . — — Map (db m198985) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m148243) HM
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”.
Today you will have . . . — — Map (db m148244) HM
Heads of State
who visited the
New York Worlds Fair
1939 - 1940
Herbert C. Hoover, USA •
Franklin D. Roosevelt, USA •
George VI, Great Britain •
Anastasio Somoza, Nicaragua
1964 - 1965
Herbert C. Hoover, USA •
Harry . . . — — Map (db m193429) HM
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
Visitors could look out over the fair as they rode in one of two “Sky Streak” glass-inclosed elevators to the observation decks for even more spectacular views.
The three observations towers rise 60 feet, 150 feet, and 226 feet . . . — — Map (db m148252) HM
Our eagles were rescued and rehabilitated after unfortunate encounters with humans. Our female eagle, Claire, was hit by an airplane, while our male, Mel, was shot by a hunter. They remain unable to fly and cannot be released to the wild, so we are . . . — — Map (db m193583) HM
Our pumas are siblings that were orphaned in the wild at 6 weeks old. They were rescued by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and cared for by Utah's Hogle Zoo before coming to their permanent home at the Queens Zoo. We're proud to be part of a . . . — — Map (db m193594) HM
Long Distance Migrators
Pronghorn in and around Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks have the longest migration route of any land mammal between Canada and Argentina. Each year they migrate close to 300 miles.
Pronghorn . . . — — Map (db m193602) HM
The puma is the largest cat in North America: some top 200 pounds. The puma has been forced out of much of its former range by humans.
Range: Sparsely distributed, mostly in western North America
Like most cats, . . . — — Map (db m193593) HM
Pumas Can Live in Diverse Environments
The adaptable puma not only eats almost any kind of meat, it can live in many different kinds of places, from woods to tropical forests to deserts.
However, the big cat is no match for the . . . — — Map (db m193591) HM
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 m148253) HM
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 m148245) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m148247) HM
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 m148254) HM
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 m189878) HM
Part of the Ecosystem
Coyotes help keep wild rodent populations in check, which is good for crops. They also scavenge on carcasses, which helps keep woods and fields clean.
Although there is little . . . — — Map (db m193596) HM
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 York”, and “Iron Man II”. The pavilion . . . — — Map (db m148255) HM
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. Inside, visitors . . . — — Map (db m148256) HM
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
Today there are about 200 different breeds of domestic chicken. Many of them are bred for eggs or meat or for both purposes, while other chickens are raised just for show. Most breeds come in two sizes: standard and bantam. Bantams are miniature . . . — — Map (db m193573) HM
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 m148366) HM
In 1998, the Wildlife Conservation Society which operates this zoo, launched the Global Carnivore Program with the mission of learning more about carnivore biology in order to develop effective conservation strategies for key, endangered . . . — — Map (db m193587) HM
The Wildlife Conservation Society's long-term field studies of the Andean bear have led to the development of protected areas throughout the bear's habitat along the slopes of the Andean mountains from Venezuela to Peru.
Field . . . — — Map (db m193613) HM
It's a geodesic dome and was originally the Winston Churchill Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair.
This 175-foot-wide dome, an original display at the 1964 World's Fair here in Flushing, Queens, took only about a week to erect. It was one of . . . — — Map (db m193595) HM
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 m148248) HM
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 suspended from a huge . . . — — Map (db m148249) HM
The Queens Zoo works with other U.S. zoos to monitor and coordinate breeding of these endangered birds, through a Species Survival Plan® (SSP) for thick-billed parrots.
To Breed or Not Too Breed
Since 2001, . . . — — Map (db m193604) HM
This Colonial Dutch Farmhouse, probably built in 1729 by Abraham Lent. Grandson of Abraham Riker, is one of the oldest in New York City, in 1797 it became the property of the Rapeiye Family — — Map (db m200280) HM
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
One-half block west of this marker stood the Aspinwall House, built by John Aspinwall in 1762. Aspinwall was a retired sea captain and a founder of St. George Church, located a few blocks away.
During the American Revolution, the house was . . . — — Map (db m193360) HM
About the House
The original Anglo-Dutch farmhouse was built before 1661 by John Bowne, an English settler in Flushing. Bowne is remembered for his successful defense of religious liberty in the face of persecution by Dutch Director General . . . — — Map (db m193357) HM
This house, built by John Bowne in 1661, featured prominently in the early struggle for religious freedom in America. It was the first place of worship for Flushing's Quakers, who were forbidden by Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant to practice . . . — — Map (db m193358) HM
This square, dedicated in 1943, is named for one of Flushing's most distinguished residents. Daniel Carter Beard (1850-1941) was a civil engineer, illustrator, and naturalist, and a founder of the Boy Scouts of America.
Born in Cincinnati . . . — — Map (db m193404) HM
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
Flushing High School was the first public secondary school in New York City, receiving its charter from the State of New York in 1875. At the time, Flushing was an independently governed township with a population of 15,000. Until Flushing High . . . — — Map (db m193421) HM
Two artists have been commissioned to create sculptures and murals as part of the New York City Economic Development Corporation's and the New York City Department of City Planning's effort to enhance Flushing's streetscape. The artists were . . . — — Map (db m193364) HM
This site could be considered the birthplace of religious freedom in America. It was here, on December 27, 1657, that a group of brave Flushing freeholders issued a proclamation calling for religious tolerance. One of these men, Michael Milner, . . . — — Map (db m193418) HM
This fine example of a small Town Hall of the Civil War period was where the Flushing Volunteer Artillery Unit mustered to join the Union Army. It served Flushing as a Town Hall until 1900, when Flushing became part of New York City and the building . . . — — Map (db m193411) HM
This striking Romanesque Revival structure was built in 1862, and served as Flushing's town hall until 1898, when the Village of Flushing was incorporated into New York City.
For many years Town Hall was at the center of Flushing's social, . . . — — Map (db m193413) HM
The RKO Keith's Flushing Theatre opened on Christmas Day, 1928, as the Keith-Albee Vaudeville Theatre. In its heyday, performers such as Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Roy Rogers, Jack Benny, Mae West and the Marx Brothers graced its stage. . . . — — Map (db m193407) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m42964) HM
This stone commemorates one of the most important events in the history of the Quaker community in Flushing. On this site on June 7, 1672, George Fox, the founder of the Religious Society of Friends, preached a sermon.
Fox, an Englishman, . . . — — Map (db m193359) HM
★ A tribute to ★
1898 - 1902
Dedicated and erected to the memory of
Hon. Alfred J. Kennedy
Commander in Chief
United Spanish War Veterans
1937 - 1938
Company F 22nd Reg't N.Y. Vol. Inf.
Citizen . . . — — Map (db m193405) WM
Kingsland House was built c. 1785 for Quaker farmer Charles Doughty. The name "Kingsland" derives from Doughty's son-in-law, English sea captain Joseph King, who bought the house in 1801. Characterized by a full two stories, wide side-hall plan, . . . — — Map (db m161521) HM
This house is the only surviving example of 18th century architecture in Flushing. It was built ca. 1785 by Charles Doughty, a Quaker farmer, and was named "Kingsland" by his son-in-law, Joseph King. King was an English sea captain who bought the . . . — — Map (db m193347) HM
About the Homestead
The Homestead was built between 1774 and 1785. Captain Joseph King first purchased this farmhouse from his father-in-law in 1801 and named it "Kingsland." His family and their descendants lived here until the 1930s. . . . — — Map (db m193349) HM
About the House
Lewis Howard Latimer [1848-1928] was an African American inventor, son of fugitive slaves, self-taught poet, and painter. His historic Victorian home in Flushing, Queens, is now a New York City Landmark and museum, operated . . . — — Map (db m193420) HM
The Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church is the third oldest religious organization in Flushing. It started out in 1811 as the African Methodist Society, and welcomed a diverse congregation consisting of blacks, whites and Native . . . — — Map (db m193361) HM
Flushing is considered to be the "Birthplace of Horticulture" in the New World. The first tree nursery in America was established in Flushing by William Prince in 1937. Others soon followed. These nurseries were widely known for their beauty. It . . . — — Map (db m193353) HM
The Orange Trail takes you through the busiest streets in Flushing, where historic landmarks endure amidst the noise and bustle of the present. You'll encounter some of Flushing "firsts": Flushing High School, the oldest public . . . — — Map (db m193363) HM
This notable Gothic Revival church is the congregation's third building on the site since 1746. The building's large size reflects the importance of Flushing as a major regional center in the 19th century. Erected in 1853-54, St. George's Church is . . . — — Map (db m193385) HM
This Episcopal church, completed in 1854, succeeds earlier ones built on this site in 1746 and 1821. Its design in Gothic style is the work of Wills & Dudley. The congregation organized in 1702, received a charter from King George III in 1761. . . . — — Map (db m193403) HM
Lewis Howard Latimer was one of the most significant innovators in early electricity pioneering. He purchased this house in 1902 and lived there until his death in 1928. Along with Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison, Latimer helped usher in . . . — — Map (db m193419) HM
This huge and ancient tree has grown from a cutting which Samuel Parsons brought from Belgium and planted here 1847. The sheltering branches have a spread of 85 feet and are supported by a trunk 14 feet in circumference which rises to a height of 65 . . . — — Map (db m161517) HM
The Weeping Beech Tree that once stood in this park was the first of its species to grow in this country. It was planted in 1847 by Samuel Bowne Parsons, a Flushing nursery owner. Parsons, who provided Manhattan's Central Park with many of its . . . — — Map (db m193351) HM
Founded in 1645 as the first permanent settlement in Queens, Flushing has a rich and exciting history. Originally called "Vissingen" by the Dutch, it started as a tiny, tranquil hamlet within the Dutch colony of New Netherland. Over the past 350 . . . — — Map (db m193362) HM
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