“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Corona, New York

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Queens is the county seat for Queens County
Corona is in Queens County
      Queens County (154)  
      Bronx County (102)  
      Kings County (313)  
      Nassau County (264)  
      New York County (1849)  
      Richmond County (206)  
      Monmouth County, New Jersey (305)  
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1New York (Queens County), Corona — “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 also entertained visitors on stage here in the pavilion as she did the “twist”, . . . Map (db m148241) HM
2New York (Queens County), Corona — A Natural Nest
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
3New York (Queens County), Corona — An Outstanding Partnership
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
4New York (Queens County), Corona — Andean BearTremarctos ornatus
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
5New York (Queens County), Corona — Animals of the Americas
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
6New York (Queens County), Corona — Bison: An American Icon Saved
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
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7New York (Queens County), Corona — Black, Trans & Alive (Qweens Song), 2021Glori J. Tuitt
"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
8New York (Queens County), Corona — Can This Bird Be Saved?
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
9New York (Queens County), Corona — Canadian LynxFelis lynx canadensis
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
10New York (Queens County), Corona — Column of JerashFlushing 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
11New York (Queens County), Corona — CoyoteCanis latrans
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 sometimes hunt deer or other . . . Map (db m193600) HM
12New York (Queens County), Corona — 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, . . . Map (db m108630) HM
13New York (Queens County), Corona — Domestic CattleBos taurus
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
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14New York (Queens County), Corona — Domestic ChickenGallus gallus
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
15New York (Queens County), Corona — Domestic GoatCapra hircus
The Good of Goats Most likely domesticated between 8,000 and 7,000 BC, goats are bred for food, wool and other products. That's Wild! The wild bezoar goat is one of the ancestors of today's domestic goats. It . . . Map (db m193544) HM
16New York (Queens County), Corona — Domestic Horses
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). Quarterhorse The name refers to . . . Map (db m193569) HM
17New York (Queens County), Corona — 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 m148250) HM
18New York (Queens County), Corona — Gates of LifeQueens Wildlife Conservation Center — Flushing Meadows-Corona Park — Reported damaged
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
19New York (Queens County), Corona — Gemini Titan IINew York Hall of Science
Mission 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
20New York (Queens County), Corona — 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
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21New 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 . . . Map (db m148242) HM
22New York (Queens County), Corona — 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 AmericaMap (db m7070) HM
23New York (Queens County), Corona — Mercury - Atlas DNew York Hall of Science
Mission 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
24New 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 . . . Map (db m148243) HM
25New 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”. Today you will have . . . Map (db m148244) HM
26New York (Queens County), Corona — New York Worlds Fair1939 - 1940 1964 - 1965 — New Amsterdam Entrance —
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
27New 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
28New York (Queens County), Corona — Observation Towers
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
29New York (Queens County), Corona — Our Rescued EaglesNotes from the Zoo
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
30New York (Queens County), Corona — Our rescued pumasNotes from the Zoo
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
31New York (Queens County), Corona — Our twin Andean bear cubs were born on July 28, 2021
Of the seven Andean bears born in North American zoos since 2013, five have been born at the Queens Zoo: Bjorn in 2016, Ben and Brienne in 2019, and our two new cubs.Map (db m193610) HM
32New York (Queens County), Corona — Our twin Andean bear cubs were born on July 28, 2021
Of the seven Andean bears born in North American zoos since 2013, five have been born at the Queens Zoo: Bjorn in 2016, Ben and Brienne in 2019, and our two new cubs.Map (db m193612) HM
33New York (Queens County), Corona — Pronghorn: Masters of Migration
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
34New York (Queens County), Corona — PumaFelis concolor
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 Night Sight Like most cats, . . . Map (db m193593) HM
35New York (Queens County), Corona — Puma: The Hunted
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
36New York (Queens County), Corona — 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 m148253) HM
37New 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 m148245) HM
38New 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 . . . Map (db m148247) HM
39New York (Queens County), Corona — 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 m148254) HM
40New York (Queens County), Corona — 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 m189878) HM
41New York (Queens County), Corona — The Life and Times of the Coyote
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. Misunderstood Although there is little . . . Map (db m193596) HM
42New York (Queens County), Corona — 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 York”, and “Iron Man II”. The pavilion . . . Map (db m148255) HM
43New York (Queens County), Corona — 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. Inside, visitors . . . Map (db m148256) HM
44New York (Queens County), Corona — Thick-billed ParrotRhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha — Conservation in the Zoo —
The last living parrot species native to the United States is now found only in mountain forests in northwestern Mexico. Thick-billed parrots are endangered.Map (db m193605) HM
45New York (Queens County), Corona — 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 yearsMap (db m108628) HM
46New York (Queens County), Corona — Tsunami Memorial
In honor and remembrance of the people who lost their lives during the earthquake and tsunami of 2011Map (db m108629)
47New York (Queens County), Corona — Types of Domestic Chickens
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
48New York (Queens County), Corona — 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 m148366) HM
49New York (Queens County), Corona — WCS In Action: Big Cat Conservation
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
50New York (Queens County), Corona — We're Working to Save Andean Bears
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
51New York (Queens County), Corona — What's Amazing about this Aviary?
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
52New York (Queens County), Corona — William A. Shea Municipal Stadium Reported missing
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
53New 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 m148248) HM
54New 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 suspended from a huge . . . Map (db m148249) HM
55New York (Queens County), Corona — Zoos Working TogetherConservation in the Zoo
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
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Dec. 10, 2022