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the unisphere

from craig mack posted in music by crabapple

Also seen in the liner notes of the Beastie Boys' Licensed to Ill (1986).

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the unisphere

from craig mack posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

Also seen in the video for A Tribe Called Quest's Award Tour.

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the unisphere

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In the first video for his '94 hit single 'Flava in Ya Ear', Craig Mack kicked the flava in ya ear at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, home of the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair. 'Flava in Ya Ear' was the first release from Sean 'Puff Daddy' Combs' label Bad Boy Entertainment. The remix (with its own video shot on some boring sound stage) featured an early appearance by Notorious B.I.G. and a solo Busta Rhymes.

The theme of the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair was "Peace Through Understanding" represented by the iconic Unisphere, a 12-story high, stainless steel earth designed to celebrate the beginning of the space age.

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art garden II

from the ramones posted in music by donkeyoti

Joey Ramone's mother, Charlotte, ran an art gallery called the Art Garden II adjacent to the old Trylon Cinema on Queens Blvd. The art gallery served as the practice space for the Ramones in their earliest days. "Mama Ramone" (as Charlotte was later called) was something of a matriarch for the Ramones and the fledging scene in those days, and was an advocate for the Ramones until her death in 2007.

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forest hills high school

from the ramones, simon & garfunkel, spiderman posted in music by donkeyoti

This high school in Forest Hills, Queens, New York has had a number of interesting graduates. Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee and Tommy Ramone all went to school here (1974). Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel also went to school here (1958), as did Jerry Springer (1961) and Ray Romano.

Also, Forest Hills High School is where Peter Parker (aka the Amazing Spiderman) went to school from 1962 to 1965.

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