Monday, March 31, 2008

Jackson Heights Subway Station

This is the main subway and bus station in Jackson Heights, otherwise known as Little India, on 75th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Queens. Parts of Jackson Heights, especially the areas a few blocks north of the business district, have some of the most beautiful pre-war residential buildings in the city. They were built around the time when New York City was the epicenter of the movie industry. However, most of that business has moved to Hollywood.

So what movies have you seen lately? Do you have any recommendations?

14 comments:

Annie said...

There is still a very modern quality to that building. I like it.

I haven't seen a movie in months. Wish I could say I had seen Juno. It's on at our "cheap" movie house but somehow I just don't take the time to go.

Chuck Pefley said...

Chocolat and Dead Man Walking. Both good, but for different reasons. Of the 2, Chocolat is my favorite and from me, 5 stars!

Grand Life said...

Your up late again tonight. Saw "Horton" with the grandkids the other day. For chick-flick "27 Dresses" was good. Just saw "Freedom Writers" and couldn't believe I had waited so long. I love Sundance entries and documentarys. I only see movies 2 months out of the year. Most of the time I'm too busy or too far away from a theatre.

Olivier said...

Un bel immeuble, j'aime bien l'architecture.
le dernier film vu (ce weekend) est un très bon film français en hommage au vieux film de gangster des années 1960/70 : "J'ai toujours rêvé d'être un gangster" mais malheureusement je ne pense pas qu'il passe un jour à NYC.

A beautiful building, I like the architecture.
The last film seen (this weekend) is a very good french film as a tribute to old gangster film of the years 1960/70: "I always dreamed of being a gangster," but unfortunately I do not think it enters into a NYC day.

teahouse said...

I've driven past that subway station several times before, on my way from my favorite Taiwanese restaurant in Queens.

Gee, haven't seen a movie in ages. I think the last one I saw was "Dan in Real Life." And that's since come out on DVD!

GMG said...

Nice Building!

Chuckeroon said...

Hi Ming!...just went throuh your last 28, ending at those lovely dogs all looking at their "walker". (There's business out there!)

I was glad to see at least a few "eatery" shots. ;-)

Greetings from R u T.

Peter said...

Have been too busy lately with visitors and blogger meetings to go to the cinema. The last film I saw about a week ago is a bit "too French" to be exported (or possibly to Belgium)!

Chris said...

I do like this photo. . . .It looks familiar, so I must have been by it at some point.

Movies: The last three we saw were "In Bruge," "Vantage Point," and "21." They were all okay, but the last 10-20 minutes of each ruined the whole thing in a way. Bruge got too bloody (and unbelieveable). . .Same with VP (I mean, how could the guy get t-boned 1000 times and still walk let alone not have a spot of blood on him!). . . And, 21 was okay, just a bit too over-the-top at the end. But, then, I tend to be cynical.

Lori said...

I never knew Jackson Heights was known as Little India. I always learn something from your blog! I don't think I've ever been to Jackson Heights. I'll have to take a visit!

tigerfish said...

It looks new for an old building structure.

Ming the Merciless said...

No, this building is less than 10 years old but the other buildings in the area (not shown here) are older.

citygirl15 said...

I watched "Them" this weekend. It was a horror flick....with English subtitles.

I heard it terrorized all of Europe....and it was scary. Reminded me of Night of the Living Dead.

C i n T a P o P i a * said...

That's a really cool subway and bus station.

I've watched Vantage Point last weekend, which was quite intriguing. However I think it's too short though.

But what I really want to see are 'Juno' and 'The Jane Austen Book Club'