Back to All Events

Richard Panchyk on The Hidden History of Queens

Join us for a fascinating discussion of Richard Panchyk's latest book, Hidden History of Queens.

DATE: September 1st
TIME: 7PM
FREE event
*Book will be able for signing after the event*

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Queens has a history filled with fascinating firsts, cool characters and ramshackle ruins. From the nation’s first modern highway to the first-ever transatlantic flight, the borough has long been at the forefront of modern transportation. Poet Clement Clarke Moore was inspired by childhood memories of Elmhurst when he wrote the poem “’Twas the Night before Christmas.” The infamous William “Boss” Tweed once fled jail to a secret hideout in a Bayside hotel. The remains of the old Creedmoor Hospital complex in Queens Village are haunting, as are the eerie remnants of Fort Tilden in the Rockaways. Author Richard Panchyk reveals glimpses of the hidden history of Queens.