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All the Queens Houses: the highly idiosyncratic housing styles of Queens

 All the Queens Houses: The highly idiosyncratic housing styles of Queens! The borough of Queens has long been celebrated as the melting pot of America. Over a million foreign-born residents call it home, yet its houses are relatively unknown.  This first comprehensive publication features over two-hundred images of highly idiosyncratic residential structures that characterize the global building aesthetic of Queens. Between 2013 and 2020, Spanish-born architect and artist Rafael Herrin-Ferri made these buildings the subject …

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Prospect Park with Forgotten NY

  Prospect Park with Forgotten NY Prospect Park is hardly Forgotten: millions use it to relax, play ball, stroll, take in the sun. But there are plenty of nooks and crannies in the park that is unknown to all but the connoisseurs. Come with Kevin Walsh and Forgotten NY in association with the Greater Astoria Historical Society which answers questions few have raised such as: What does the Maryland Monument commemorate? Where is New York …

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A Halloween Tour of the Cemetary Belt

A Halloween Tour of the Cemetary Belt Only the brave should join us on a virtual tour of the Queens Cemetery Belt. Thomas Wolfe wrote, “Only the Dead Know Brooklyn,” but he must not have spent much time in Queens. This tour will take you to the Cemetery Belt - the great burial grounds of more than five million people, including everyone from Mae West to confederate soldiers. We’ll also visit Machpelah Cemetery, the final …

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