The interesting thing about the intersection of Union Turnpike and Queens Blvd is that three neighborhoods meet at the Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens train station. (1) Forest Hills, (2) Kew Gardens and (3) Briarwood. If you exit the train station at the fountain you are in Briarwood. If you exit the train station at the black towers, you are in Kew Gardens. If you exit the train station at the Con Edison building, you are in Forest Hills. I guess when a 6 laned Queens Blvd. meets a 4 laned Union Turnpike and a 4 laned Jackie Robinson (Inter-borough) Parkway, anything is possible.
The train station houses the IND E and F lines. There is also a cab stand, four express busses (two into Manhattan, one to JFK and one to LGA airports) directly across the street from the fountain on the same side of Queens Blvd the black towers is located.
The fountain statue is on the corner adjacent to the Queens County Borough Hall. Behind both is a gem of a park where the elderly practice Tai Chi, people who get married at the court house take their wedding photographs, and bloggers like me chill in the grass with our laptops, or enjoy a few short laps of a lazy turtle run...
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