It’s in Queens
#NewsFlash | A President from Queens
Letter from the Executive Director + Upcoming programs.
Think about it…a president from Queens. It’s never happened, but it would be so cool! The closest we came was First Lady Nancy Reagan, who spent her toddler years in Flushing before relocating to Maryland.
I’m thinking of what a president from Queens would be like. As the most the diverse county in the world, he or she would probably be open-minded and comfortable with people from all over the globe. This elected official would be at ease with those who speak different languages and eat all types of foods, not just Americanized taco bowls from upscale restaurants in Midtown Manhattan. He or she would be honest, too, I guess because when you grow up in the Big Apple, you have to remember so much. And as Mark Twain said: “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
Sure the president would have academic and street smarts. Attending public school and figuring out the MTA system (especially on weekends) at an early age take a certain kind of urban intelligence. I suspect… Continue reading here.