249-05 Jericho Turnpike
Bellerose, NY 11426
Phone: (718) 343-4400
Fax: (718) 343-4401
Built around 1840, this Colonial Revival style building is the only one of its kind remaining in Valley Stream. The Pagan Fletcher House is a restored 19th-century home maintained by the Valley Stream Historical Society. Consisting of three floors with Victorian furnishings, period clothing, an antique sewing room and personal artifacts of the Pagan and Fletcher families, it is now a local history museum, giving a glimpse of an era gone by. It is open only on Sundays and the admission is free.
Midtown is where you will find some major tourist attractions, not just of the city, but the world. This list includes the likes of the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Times Square and the Chrysler Building. Fifth Avenue, the world's most expensive street, is located here, and is choc-a-bloc with designer stores. From Macy's to Bloomingdales, and Tiffany & Co. to Bergdorf Goodman, you can find it all in Midtown.
Serving as a meeting point for thousands of city dwellers, the Roy Wilkins Recreation Center is a grandiose public park that houses a theater in its premises. Playing host to cultural events, plays, dramas and gigs, the theater is held as an entertainment paradise by several art lovers. The park is full of sport enthusiasts during the summers when they engage in activities like handball, basketball and tennis or swim in the indoor pool. There's a vegetable garden on-site which helps people nurture their interest in gardening. Call ahead to know more.
Designed by well known architect William Tubby, the Old Nassau County Courthouse sports a Classical Revival style of architecture. Located on the Franklin Avenue of Garden City, its cornerstone had been laid by Theodore Roosevelt in 1900. In the 1930s a new county courthouse was commissioned in Mineola and the old one was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1978.
The largest of New York City's five boroughs in area, Queens has the distinction of being the one of the world's most ethically diverse regions. There are many things to see and do in the area, and most tourists include it in their itinerary. It was named in honor of Catherine of Braganza, Portuguese queen to Charles II of England in 1683. The borough has many cultural institutions, museums, shopping and many of its neighborhoods remain authentic and non-gentrified. The neighborhood of Astoria is a mix of Greek, Brazilian, Italian and Japanese and the enclave of Flushing is the real spot to have Chinese food. Interspersed throughout, the visitor will find many other interesting neighborhoods like Jackson Heights, Woodside, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills and Long Island City. The list of things to do is enormous and you could easily live here for years without seeing it all.
One of the most successful movie theaters at one point, the Valencia Movie House opened in 1929, deemed the 'pride of Long Island'. The cinema had a capacity of 3500 and newest movies were showcased much before other cinemas. However, after a serious turn of events, May of 1977 saw the venue transformed to a Tabernacle of Prayers. The screen was promptly replaced with a big cross and the movie posters with religious content. The theater-cum-church is still beautiful and attracts quite some attention.
The Jamaica Savings Bank structure is a beautiful building that adapts the Beaux Art style. This historical bank is now home to the Capital One Bank, and it also features on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places since 1983.
This historic commercial structure called the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce Building is an important landmark. It has adapted the Colonial Revival style of architecture and also features on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
The Prospect Cemetery is a historic graveyard located in Queens, New York. Built in 1668, the site is one of the few remaining Colonial cemeteries in the vicinity. Burials have been taking place since 1668 at this 4 acre (1.6 hectare) site. The burial site is also occupied by a tiny church, the Chapel of the Sisters. The cemetery was added to the list of National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
The Onderdonk House was constructed in the 1830s era by Horatio Gates Onderdo. Managed by the Strathmore Association, the historical mansion was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
The First Reformed Church in the Jamaica region of the New York City is a renowned and celebrated monumental church. The historic reformed church is a stellar model of the Romanesque and the Early Romanesque Revival style of architecture. It was constructed in 1858 and occupies great historic significance.
Clark Botanic Garden was set up in 1969 and is located at the erstwhile estate of Grenville Clark, a renowned attorney and a counselor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Conifers, roses and medicinal plants form a part of the garden’s extensive collection.