Well I've walked 14-mile-long (approx) photo walks in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. It was time for Queens. Thanks to Nicholas Cummins I had a route to take me through some of the most diverse neighborhoods.
Wikipedia tells me that the first settlements in Queens were estabilshed in 1635 and that it now has 2.2 million residents, almost half of which are foreign born. 138 languages are spoken in Queens!
And thus it begins: the subway station recalls an earlier time in Queens:
A mop for every occasion:
There were lots of these animal rides:
I had a yummy sqash blossom quesadilla at this stand:
Tower o' beans:
A very different commercial area. Hard to believe it is in NYC.
The Unisphere from the 1964 World's Fair:
People posing so it looks like they are holding the Unisphere:
In the Queens Museum where they had a show on the World's Fair:
A huge, very detailed model of the city of NY in the Queens Museum. My childhood home is in the center of the photo:
Cool sculpture in the museum apparently carved from books:
Moon, plane, and two birds:
Next up: Staten Island!