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A Walk Through Queens - With David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis
History See the Sites Interactive Map About the Program Resources
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Vernon Boulevard - Jackson Avenue
Queensboro Plaza
40 Street
82 Street - Jackson Heights
103 Street - Corona Plaza
111 Street
Willets Point - Shea Stadium
Flushing - Main Street
Louis Armstrong's House
Louis Armstrong's house

Louis Armstrong, perhaps the greatest name in jazz, entertained millions with his trumpet and gravelly voice. With the ability to live anywhere in the world, the founding father and his wife chose to live in Corona in this modest frame house (which is now a museum.) Louis once said, "We don't think that we could be more relaxed and have better neighbors any place else. So we stayed put." Louis was often seen on his stoop signing autographs, making jokes and offering words of encouragement to children in the neighborhood.