Queens County USA

Queens County USA

From the studios of Queens Public Television in New York City, welcome to “Queens County USA.” Presenting diverse stories from the most diverse place on earth. Listen in and join host Mark Bacino for narrative, short-form, deep dive episodes featuring eclectic Queens, New York-centric tales, past and present.


May 17, 2022 5 mins

What do folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, pop composer Burt Bacharach and punk rock pioneers The Ramones have in common?

It may be hard to believe, but the aforementioned musical legends are all, indeed, prestigious alumni of Forest Hills Public High School, located in the Forest Hills section of Queens, New York. On this episode of “Queens County USA,” host Mark Bacino explores Forest Hills High’s interesting history, as well as...

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In 1957, Viking Press published “On the Road” written by famed author, Jack Kerouac. A work widely considered to be one of the great American novels. While recognized the world over and acknowledged as a seminal classic of the “Beat Generation” literary movement, few are aware that Kerouac wrote nearly the entirety of his sprawling “On the Road” from the interiors of two humble apartments, both located in Queens, New York.


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