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The Incredible Aztec Theater Hidden in Queens

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One of my all time favorite theaters isn’t located in Times Square, or even Manhattan. To find it, you have to go waaaaay down Queens Boulevard to the heart of Elmhurst, where you’ll come across the old Elks lodge #878. Built in 1924, this Elks lodge was once one of the largest on the East Coast, with, according to Forgotten ... Read More »

The Abandoned Farm Cemetery in Queens

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Staring down 54th Street from 31st Ave in Woodside, Queens, a street lined with boxy brick apartments and a scant bit of foliage, one would not expect to find one of the oldest cemeteries in New York nestled in amongst the buildings… But there it is, halfway down the block: the Moore-Jackson Cemetery, founded in 1733 (276 years ago) and ... Read More »