Get into a conversation with a long time Queens resident
and you're likely to discover a subscriber of the Long Island Star- Journal,
a daily paper that informed the community about local and world news until
it folded in 1968. A banner across the Star Journal masthead reminded
readers that the newspaper's name came from the merger of the Long Island
Daily Star (1876) and the North Shore Daily Journal - The Flushing Journal
Pope Paul VI was the first Pope ever to visit
the United States. Another item on the pontiffs schedule was
a visit to the Worlds Fair in Flushing Meadows to view Michelangelos
famous statue, Pieta, in the Vatican Pavilion.
More than 23 million people visited the New York
State Pavilion and its 226-foot observation tower, which Queens
groups were campaigning to have retained for the post-Fair park.