Hidden History of Queens

The remains of the old Creedmoor Hospital complex in Queens Village are haunting, as are the eerie remnants of Fort Tilden in the Rockaways. In this fascinating book, Richard Panchyk reveals glimpses of the hidden history of Queens.

Hidden History of Queens

Hidden History of Queens

True stories and vintage photos of this bustling New York City borough, covering everything from crime and corruption to a beloved Christmas poem. Queens has a history filled with fascinating firsts, cool characters and ramshackle ruins. From the nation’s first modern highway to the first-ever transatlantic flight, the borough has long been at the forefront of modern transportation. Poet Clement Clarke Moore was inspired by childhood memories of Elmhurst when he wrote the poem “’Twas the Night before Christmas.” The infamous William “Boss” Tweed once fled jail to a secret hideout in a Bayside hotel. The remains of the old Creedmoor Hospital complex in Queens Village are haunting, as are the eerie remnants of Fort Tilden in the Rockaways. In this fascinating book, Richard Panchyk reveals glimpses of the hidden history of Queens.

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Hidden History of Queens
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Richard Panchyk
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-30 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

True stories and vintage photos of this bustling New York City borough, covering everything from crime and corruption to a beloved Christmas poem. Queens has a history filled with fascinating firsts, cool characters and ramshackle ruins. From the nation’s first modern highway to the first-ever transatlantic flight, the borough has
The Secret History of the Mongol Queens
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Jack Weatherford
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-16 - Publisher: Crown

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The Witch Queens (The Hidden History of Oz, Book One)
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Jack Weatherford
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John Somers Baron Somers
Categories: Great Britain
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Hidden History of Long Island
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Richard Panchyk
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

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