About Bayside, NY: in the borough of Queens (for reasons I haven't
neighborhoods retain their postal names from prior to the incorporation of
the Greater City of New York in 1898. This practice is unique. For
addresses in the other 4 boroughs do not contain neighborhoods' names (i.e.
The Bronx, Brooklyn, NY NY (Manahttan) and Staten Island. And, no borough
other than The Bronx is preceded by an article. And, only in Queens are
some addresses hyphenated.
Not too long ago I took some pictures for Tom of the building in which Fine
Recording was located. It's immediately west of the Long Island RR station,
which was nicely restored perhaps 10 years ago. The station spans both
sides of Bell, with the Fine building immediately west of Bell (named for a
early family). Anyone making a pilgrammage to the site can indulge in a
nice meal at Bareburger and Erawan (a superb Thai restaurant that's jazz
oriented) about two blocks south on Bell. Uncle Jack's (superb)
Steakhouse is just north of the tracks. Also a few minutes drive away:
Pesso's. It's a fantastic italian ices / frozen yogurt / gellato /
ice-cream 'shoppe'. Also nearby: the home of "Gentleman Jim Corbett" and
Ft Totten: designed by Colonel Robert E. Lee during his last commission
prior to resigning to join the Army of tghe Confederacy. About 1 - 2 miles
south is the largest surviving remnant of the first highway built (by
William K. Vanderbilt & partners) for automobiles in the USA.
Bayside also figures in the naming of the classic brand White Owl Cigars.