Australian native James Clark of Nomadic Notes has been traveling the world for the last eight years. In February 2011, I wrote this post declaring my intention to be Queens-centric when writing about my hometown of NYC. I suggested that Queens is a pretty awesome borough because it has a major thoroughfare with the coolest name ever.
As a Fountains of Wayne fan and curious world traveler, James read my post and was convinced to visit Queens the next time he planned to be in NYC! By July, I met James in Vancouver at a travel blogger conference and in one month, he visited Queens. I showed him around Flushing (he said he felt like he was back in China) and we ate in Astoria. While he was here, we had to take a trip down the street that helped us become friends.
I think he was a happy man that day, able to experience a different slice of the Big Apple. He was finally able to walk down the street singing the Fountains of Wayne song of the same name.
I got it made
I got it down
I am the king of this island / goddamn town
I’m on my own
I’m on my way
Down Utopia Parkway
Sunday Signs & Symbols is a weekly blog event, showcasing a picture and an explanation on this broad topic. Every culture uses signs and symbols to interpret their environment, inject meaning to life, and attach value to an object or practice so that its people share a common understanding of the world and the social rules that dictate the behavior within it.
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