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Fresh Meadows Revisited

by 03/04/2001
Neighborhood: Outer Boroughs, Queens

In 1949 I arrived, aged seven, at the threshold of P.S. 26 in Fresh Meadows (Queens), and saw there, graven in the imposing door frame above, the words: Rufus King Public School. Who, I wondered, was Rufus King? It was quite likely my first historical query, though I wouldn’t have been able to conceptualize what […]