Queens Renaissance

IT WAS such a pleasure to read Ambrose Clancy's feature giving well-deserved attention to New York City's borough of Queens ["Queens for a Day," Nov. 3]. Yet it was disappointing to find no mention of the unique cultural attraction at the Queens Museum of Art, on the No. 7 subway line between Jackson Heights and Flushing: the Panorama of the City of New York.

Originally commissioned for the 1964-65 World's Fair, the 9,335-square-foot scale model (1 foot=100 feet) was subsequently updated to reflect the cityscape of the 1990s, and soon will incorporate an adaptation of the Towers of Light commemorating the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. It's well worth a stopover in Flushing Meadows Corona Park (Shea Stadium station).

For further Panorama info, go to www.queensmuseum.org/exhibitions.

Carma C. Fauntleroy

Former Executive Director,

Queens Museum of Art


I WAS surprised to see that your article made no mention of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, site of the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs.

I found this spot both interesting and strangely moving, with its mixture of dilapidated World's Fair remnants and historical information (courtesy of the Queens Museum of Art, formerly the 1964 New York City building). The subway stop alone is evocative of a long-lost time and place.

Come to think of it, it was an article in The Post Travel section years ago that first directed me there!

Eric Wenocur

Silver Spring

Shower Cap Chic

THE ARTICLE about the Cap in a Box [It Came in the Mail, Nov. 3] evoked three thoughts:

1. Why do hotels provide shower caps as part of their complimentary sundries? What portion of their guests use them?

2. Why not use the plastic bowl covers that can be purchased at grocery stores? Who cares about aesthetics in the shower?

3. Cyclists know the true virtue of shower caps: They are snug-fitting, waterproof saddle covers, perfect for keeping your seat dry on a rainy day.

Kate Schwarz


Winning Issue

I ALWAYS enjoy the Travel section in the Sunday Post. Of all the cities I've lived in and the newspapers I've read, it is the best travel section.

The Nov. 3 section was exceptionally enjoyable. "The Honeymooners" reminded me of when I lived in Cleveland, and a friend and I discovered that she grew up in the same small farm town in southwest Ohio that my mother was from. One October weekend, we traveled south to explore our history together, visiting old family graveyards and churches. What a great trip of discovery!

Then I read "Queens for a Day." In the early '90s, I lived in New York City, and many times I biked over the Queensboro Bridge to Roosevelt Island and on to Queens. How fun it was for me to bring back those memories.

Finally, being a biker, I thoroughly enjoyed "Lance, France and You." Thank you so much for this section.

Connie Freiermuth


Euro Conversions, Cont'd

ON OUR recent trip to Spain, my husband and I were unable to use our euro traveler's checks in any city. No merchant or hotel would accept them, and banks refused to cash them for those without accounts. We were forced to exchange them at currency exchange places, which charged, at best, a 7 percent fee. ATMs were widely available, but we had left our ATM cards at home. It would seem from your readers' responses that this may be true throughout much of Europe.

Brenda Johnston


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