The official verdict is in and, at least according to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Walt Whitman didn't spend enough time at a modest wood-frame house in Wallabout for it to merit designation as an individual landmark.
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It was built in the 1770s, but got a serious upgrade in 2012. And for the first quarter of 2013, it has a fascinating new exhibit. The Kingsland Homestead is more than a historical landmark located in Flushing’s Weeping Beech Park. This two-and-a-half story domicile — featuring a gambrel roof, a crescent-shaped window, a Dutch-style split front door and a largely intact original chimney — is also the Queens Historical Society’s headquarters. From now until April 7, Kingsland and QHS will exhibit Permanent Residence: Uncovering the Cemeteries of Queens. On view are historic artifacts, documents and photos as well as iconography, horticulture and information about notable burial sites including monuments to those who died in wars and tragedies.
143-135 37th Avenue, Flushing
Now until Sunday, April 7
9:30am – 5pm, in general, but times vary | $3 adults/$2 seniors and students