World’s Fair Parking Lot (no longer extant) – Flushing NY

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a “seventy-five-acre parking field … for the city north of the World’s Fair grounds.” 1,950 men worked on the parking lot project, which occupied land north of Roosevelt Ave. The site was on what is now the parking lot for Citi Field.

Source notes

The New York Times: "Completing Fair Parking Field," September 9, 1938 (pg. 15)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 27, 2018.

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Location Info


Roosevelt Ave.
Flushing, NY

Location notes: Site of present Citi Field parking lot

Coordinates: 40.754321, -73.849545

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