Louis Armstrong's kitchen and vacuum cleaner   2006-10-11


A very varied, cultural walk through Flushing, East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Corona.


At the Louis Armstrong house, his (well, his wife's) 1960's style kitchen and vacuum cleaner:




Left: view down street in Elmhurst near Louis Armstrong house with Shea Stadium nearby.

Right: concert and man in chicken costume under 7 train, 104th St., Corona




Left: Elmhurst home of Malcolm X - 97th St.   Right: structure by Marina across from Shea Stadium, a remnant of the 1964 World's Fair






Lemon Ice King of Corona ... this appears in the opening sequence of the 'King of Queens'.    The actual 'Lemon Ice King', Peter Benfaremo, who has operated this store since 1944, was outside being interviewed by journalists.




In the neighborhood just south of LaGuardia airport, several mansions are on Ditmars Blvd overlooking the Grand Central Parkway and the airport.    These houses USED to face a waterfront area, called North Beach, until the airport came about in the 1930's.




View from backyard:




2 Collies on Austin St., Forest Hills.


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