Author Topic: Before Queens Center Mall  (Read 5049 times)

Offline LilithdeSade

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Before Queens Center Mall
« on: August 30, 2010, 05:07:55 PM »
I know it's not JHghts, but as JHers we've all spent a pretty good chunk of our shopping time there.

I was curious as the what existed in that location before the mall? I read something about a children' amusement park. Obviously my interest is piqued and I would love to see photos. Googling turned up nothing. I also started thinking about pre-mall days when I read that Queens Place (formally Macys) was designed in it's iconic circular shape as opposed to a traditional rectangle because there was one homeowner that refused to sell her house so they just built around her. Photos of this would also be interesting.

Any memories, links, or photos would be great! :)

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Re: Before Queens Center Mall
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2010, 11:05:49 PM »
There's a brief discussion on the small house that was once located near the circular building currently housing Target on Queens Blvd. in the following thread:

What's new in Elmhurst?

Unfortunately, the link to the St. Bart's photos on that thread appears to be viewable to members only now.  That said, there's another link further down the thread that remains active.
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Offline LilithdeSade

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Re: Before Queens Center Mall
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010, 12:14:23 AM »
Very interesting read, thanks for the link to the article!

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Re: Before Queens Center Mall
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 10:11:44 AM »
yes the amusement park was called fairyland

 
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Re: Before Queens Center Mall
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 10:19:55 AM »
i have a copy of a postcard of the place
email me and i'll send it
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Offline jjackflash

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Re: Before Queens Center Mall
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2010, 10:25:08 AM »
and to nobody's surprise:

I Remember Fairyland Amusement Park is on Facebook
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Re: Before Queens Center Mall
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2010, 12:51:37 PM »
and to nobody's surprise:

I Remember Fairyland Amusement Park is on Facebook

And here's a link to that Facebook group page:

Facebook - I Remember Fairyland Amusement Park

There are some fun vintage pics posted there.
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Offline LilithdeSade

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Re: Before Queens Center Mall
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2010, 02:50:44 PM »
Oh that's interesting! Go FB! Ha :)

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Re: Before Queens Center Mall
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2012, 05:55:45 PM »
Reviving this thread to share some interesting info on the Sendek house that existed pre-construction of the circular Macy's on Queens Blvd. Today, that Macy's location now houses Target, in addition to many other stores.

BTW, I originally came across the following link at the Gothamist website.

Long Island & NYC Places That Are No More -- The Sendek’s and the Macy’s
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Re: Before Queens Center Mall
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2012, 07:48:30 PM »
Reviving this thread to share some interesting info on the Sendek house that existed pre-construction of the circular Macy's on Queens Blvd. Today, that Macy's location now houses Target, in addition to many other stores.

BTW, I originally came across the following link at the Gothamist website.

Long Island & NYC Places That Are No More -- The Sendek’s and the Macy’s

Wow, great pictures!

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Re: Before Queens Center Mall
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2012, 07:48:30 PM »