Ambling through what Corona locals refer to as Spaghetti Park (Joseph Lisa/William F. Moore Memorial Square) during warmer months gives you the sense of a community impervious to change: Boccie balls crack in the distance while elderly Italian gents recline on pull-out chairs. The Lemon Ice King (52-02 108th Street, 718-699-5133), which boasts 30 flavors of natural fruit ices, is a 60-year-old institution, and Italian meat markets and restaurants speckle 108th Street and Corona Avenue. Despite the old-country feel, this once predominantly Italian and African American residential area now flourishes with a large Latino population of Dominican, Mexican, and Peruvian peoples. According to Patrick Chen of Re/Max Realty, like most folks skirting Manhattan living, "immigrants love to come here because of the lower cost for homes and easier... More >>>
By photo: Cary Conover
Candy land: enjoying the sweet life on Corona's 52nd Avenue.