Queens Tour: The World's Borough
I grew up in Queens, and want to introduce my hometown ("the worlds borough"!) to as many people as possible. One Queens highlight is Flushing Meadows Corona Park, home of the 1939 & 1964 Worlds Fairs. It is home to NYC landmarks such as the Unisphere and the New York State Pavilion (famous from the end of 1997's "Men in Black"), and nearby to Arthur Ashe Stadium (home of the US Open) and Citifield (home of the NY Mets). The adjoining Queens Museum building was also the original home of the UN General Assembly. We will explore the park and its landmarks, and learn about the history of the two Worlds Fair it was home to... both of which were crucial in changing New York City in numerous way. After exploring the park, we will visit the Queens Museum, home of the Panorama of the City of New York, the world's largest architectural model, which depicts all of the buildings in the entire city of New York! We will end the tour at the nearby Lemon Ice King of Corona (as seen on TV's "King of Queens"!).
Jeremy Wilcox is a licensed tour guide through the NYC Dept of Consumer Affairs, and a lifelong New Yorker. He specializes in off-the-beaten-path walking tours for those looking for the oft-missed parts of New York City. Whether you've only been here once, or a dozen times, there are countless of amazing sites and neighbors to explore for the first time. Even most New Yorkers do not get around to seeing them all. My goal is to help you discover these hidden treasures, from the perspective of an enthusiastic veteran.
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