5. World’s Fair Streets in Flushing-Meadows

A map of World's Fair street names at  Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Image via Mapbox

While parts of Flushing-Meadows Corona Park in Queens have gone to ruin, one reminder of the 1964 World’s Fair are all of the walkways, promenades, and paths, and their respective street names, that linked the old exhibition sites. Still shown on sites like Google Maps and Mapbox, these “streets” are inaccessible to car traffic, but pedestrians can still stroll down the Path of Commerce or the Dwight Eisenhower Promenade in the park. Other place names include Court of the President of the United States, the inspirational Avenue of Progress and Avenue of Discovery, United Nations Avenue, as well as Queens’ own Avenue of the Americas.

Read more about proposals to update the abandoned New York State Pavilion at the World’s Fair site.