The coverage of the 50th anniversary of the World's Fair in New York has been quite enjoyable. I have shared memories with family and friends, and I even dug out an old World's Fair button and guide book.
I think it is significant to note that a very active community organization, which is also celebrating its 50th Anniversary, was established as a direct result of the World's Fair.
Anticipating millions of visitors coming to Queens, the residents of Broadway-Flushing were very worried that homes might be converted into illegal boarding houses with front lawns becoming parking lots. A small group of concerned citizens joined forces and founded the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association.
For 50 years, scores of volunteers have worked tirelessly to protect and preserve a beautiful community. They have been successful in supporting zoning regulations and defending a covenant designed to safeguard the integrity of the neighborhood. Their efforts have received many commendations over the years.
I warmly salute and thank the organization.