The part of Kew Gardens which lies south of Metropolitan Avenue along Forest Park was the last section of the community to be developed
. It was considered the most desirable precisely because it did border on Forest Park - a far cry from the cornfield
that used to be there.This view shows Mayfair Road looking east past Park Lane South.In 1930, Park Lane South was just called Park Lane
. The Windsor Court Apartments
can be seen in the distance on Audley (116th) Street
Kudos from the Kew Gardens Civic Ass'n
"No matter where Queensites eventually find themselves as they settle down and raise families, their years in Kew Gardens are remembered with unabashed love and affection.
A very special website, www.oldkewgardens.com has developed a following of former residents who delight in reminiscing about their early days in the neighborhood, a neighborhood that many people remember with such nostalgia that it generates envy in those not fortunate to have lived here. Former Kew Gardens residents who are scattered around the world have found old school friends and neighbors and, according to accounts told on this website, most of their relationships began as students at P.S. 99. There are large full-scale reunions being planned and those that have already taken place. Old school buddies have met for dinner, had luncheon dates and are now corresponding by email with long lost friends."
[Excerpted from The Kew Gardens Civic Association Newsletter, p. 7 (April/May 2004).]
If you have pictures of yourself showing any Kew Gardens locale in the background, email me high resolution jpegs and I will post them here as space permits.
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