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The Long Island Rail Road Station
Maple Grove Cemetery and Vicinity
Homes of Kew
Lefferts Boulevard and Vicinity
Queens Boulevard and Vicinity
Metropolitan Avenue and Vicinity
Kew Garden Apartments
Kew Gardens in the News
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Kew Gardens Improvement Association
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"In a short time Kew Gardens is to have the tallest apartment house in [Queens]. The new building will be erected on Austin Street from Lefferts Avenue to Mowbray Street. It will be 9 stories high and will have accomodations for 162 families. It will be strictly fireproof and will have a roof garden, maids quarters, electric elevators, iceless refrigerators; in short, it is to be one of the most ultra-modern and complete apartment houses on Long Island."
Quote from: "Kew to Have Tallest Apartment",
The Richmond Hill Record
[a local newspaper], July 2, 1926.
Kew Gardens: Urban Village in the Big City
,p. 46, see also, pp. 25, 44, 45, 46 - 47, 51 (Kew Gardens Council for Recreation and the Arts 1999)