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The "crown jewel" of Queens lies just west of Flushing-Corona park with many of the World’s Fair's structures still visible from its streets. At the time of the second World's Fair, the neighborhood was predominantly African-American and Italian-American. Today it is mostly Hispanic, with a small Asian-American population. When the 7 train was first built (as the IRT line) the terminal station ended here. The "Corona Line” always kept Manhattan within reach and preserved a small-scale, pedestrian friendly neighborhood that did not capitulate to the automobile. The original village thoroughfare, Corona Avenue, breaks up the street patterns into smaller discontinuous sections of gridded streets that offer a great variety of angled views, irregular plots and different housing tracts. Among the most interesting is the three-story stepped “colonial” with full width, 6-foot deep cantilevered balconies that act like “domestic dioramas” to the street.



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