Sunday, June 16, 2013

White Bear Restaurant, Flushing, Queens, New York

Authentic dining experience for those who crave dumplings and spicy noodles in a tight space (5 small tables), go to corner Roosevelt Ave. and Prince St. (entrance on Prince).  Referral in Sunday NYT (11/11/12).

135-02 Roosevelt Ave
White Bear business card

Natatorium and Ice Rink, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York

The Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Natatorium and Ice Rink (2008), designed by Handel Architects, is an 110,000- square-foot facility housing an Olympic-sized pool and an NHL-standard rink.  Located inside the historic Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, site of the world’s fair in 1939 and 1964, is the first indoor public pool to open in New York City in four decades.  Initially, the building was intended to serve as the venue for water polo events for the 2012 Olympics, but when that bid was lost to London, the City proceeded to build the pool, anyway.

view from hockey rink to pool

NHL-size hockey rink

Olympic pool

Flushing Meadows–Corona Park II, Queens, New York

"Freedom of the Human Spirit" by Marshall Fredericks, 1964. 
BJK Tennis Ctr. behind.

"Freedom of the Human Spirit" by Marshall Fredericks, 1964

"Free Form" by Jose De Rivera, cast in 1964 (in distance)