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Visiting Queens 50 years after the 1964 World's Fair: Come see the Unisphere, rockets and more

By Beth J. Harpaz

NEW YORK -- You can just barely see them through the window of the No. 7 subway as it rattles into the elevated station in Corona, Queens: a gigantic steel sphere, two rocket ships, and towers that appear to be capped by flying saucers. 1,125 more words


Take a step back to 1964

When you think 1964 World’s Fair you probably envision the Unisphere, the three towers from the New York State Pavilion –which later appeared in “Men in Black”–and the “Pepsi Presents Walt Disney’s ‘It’s a Small World’” ride. 141 more words


Favorite Things Lately, Volume 3

1¬†Chocolate chip pudding at Sugar Sweet Sunshine: This sugar bomb is definitely not for the demure dessert lover. Packed with whipped cream, butterscotch pudding, and hunks of spongey chocolate chip cookie, this treat is as¬†straight forward as they come–which is why I love it so much! 414 more words

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Panorama without the politics

Panorama has been on the BBC for as long as I can remember. Focused on current affairs with an investigative approach, it’s a stalwart of the BBC. 290 more words


Shattered in Queens

It’s quite a long way to Queens. Got my first visit to the newly refurbished Queens Museum this weekend. What a find. Set over two levels and a massive 105,000 feet space. 316 more words

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