What do Anthony Weiner, Spiderman and the King of Queens have in common?

Peter Parker, the King of Queens and now...Anthony Weiner.

A strange thing about all the Anthony Weiner mishigas, is seeing so much of Forest Hills in the news.

Here the press follows Weiner outside of “The Natural”, a big Korean green-grocery. Those with a keen eye might notice it’s in the title sequence of The King of Queens.

For those with an extraordinarily keen eye, an apartment building in the background is where Peter Parker first climbs a wall in Spider-Man. It was the only scene actually filmed in Forest Hills (Peter Parker’s home).  He runs out of his high school, and suddenly he turns the corner of Ascan Avenue and Austin Street. The building is on Austin, just east of Ascan. Although Peter Parker’s home is at 20 Ingram Street in Forest Hills, the exteriors were  filmed in Woodside. The inhabitants at 20 Ingram, incidentally with last name Parker, get tons of fanmail.

3 Responses
  1. Bob Castioni Reply

    Actually, that was not “the only scene actually filmed in Forest Hills”.

    Peter Parker’s home in the movie was also located in Forest Hills (off Metropolitan Avenue near McDonald’s), and both exterior and interior filming took place there as well.

  2. peter conway Reply

    Great to see the corner of Ascan Avenue and Austin Street & “The Natural”, a great place to buy very fresh food, with a friendly staff

    peter conway dublin ireland

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