When we drove past this distinctive one-story building at 60th Street and Queens Boulevard last weekend, we remarked to Mrs. B that the place looked like it belonged in Coney Island. Turns out there’s a darn good reason it looks like that: Before the one-story structure was sub-divided into a grocery, sports bar and pizzeria, it was a Childs Restaurant, one of the early restaurant chains in the city. The most famous of the distinctive terra cotta structures is in Coney Island, where it is slated to be refurbished as part of a plan to put it at the center of a new cultural complex. Meanwhile, let’s just take a moment and appreciate how surprising it is that this one’s still standing, given the high-density development that popped up around it in later decades. For more photos of the Queens Boulvard location, check out this Flickr page. GMAP
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On September 17th, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by a majority of delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. One framer, Rufus King, had traveled to the Pennsylvania event from his family farm in Jamaica, Queens. The statesman’s career was only beginning at the time, and he went on to serve four terms as […]
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In 1931, workers excavated the north side of Northern Boulevard just west of Little Neck Parkway. The boulevard, formerly known as Broadway and also as the Flushing and North Hempstead Turnpike, was being widened to its present condition as the Automobile Age was in full flower. However, a cemetery containing remains of Matinecoc Indian families, […]
Brokerage firm aptsandlofts.com released a teaser site for LIC’s under-construction mega development, QLIC. The website doesn’t offer much, just a submission form to express your interest in the building. The tower won’t be ready for occupancy until early 2015, so they’re really jumping the gun. QLIC will rise 21 stories and hold 421 rental units. […]