Photography: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Queens Museum and The Lemon Ice King of Corona 7/17/19

Photography: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Queens Museum and The Lemon Ice King of Corona 7/17/19

It was an extremely hot and humid afternoon here in New York, and as you can imagine, people were doing everything they could to cool off: adults and kids were bathing in the fountains near the Unisphere, in Flushing Meadows-Corona Parks; others stopped to get ice cream and ices; and there’s always the comfort of air conditioned museums. Today I wound up doing most of that — to some degree or another. Check out photos below.

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Grace Ices at The Lemon Ice King of Corona brings back memories of childhood — and of a New York City that I can never get back. And still delicious and necessary on a hot day!

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The World Trade Center, as seen from the New York City Diorama at Queens Museum

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Jellies near the fountains are an old New York childhood tradition.

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A diorama of the 1939-1940 World’s Fair Site at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Sadly, most of the buildings have long been demolished. 

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I didn’t know this until my most recent visit to the Queens Museum; Louis Tiffany — yes, that Tiffany — once had a factory that was about 8 blocks or so from where I currently live. They currently have an exhibit featuring some of his lampshades and early designs.

For these photos and more, check out the Flickr set here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmFdPje3

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