Henry M Orenstein

Licensed Associate RE Broker

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Corcoran Office: West Side 
888 Seventh Avenue, 39th Floor
New York, NY 10106
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Happy Birthday, Norman Rockwell, Born on the Upper West Side!

American artist Norman Rockwell was born on February 3, 1894 (died in 1978). He studied at the National Academy of Design the Art Students League, both in Manhattan. He was a prolific artist, producing more than 4,000 original works in his lifetime, many in private collections. The Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachussetts houses a collection of 700 of his works. Rockwell was also commissioned to illustrate more than 40 books, including Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn as well as painting the portraits for Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, as well as those of foreign figures, including Gamal Abdel Nasser and Jawaharlal Nehru. His portrait subjects included Judy Garland.

The Many Moods of Corona, Queens

Corona Queens was originally called West Flushing and was renamed Corona either after the local Crown Construction Company or by a local Postmaster who thought that Corona was the "crown jewel of Queens County. Corona's population of approximately 100,000 is on par with cities such as Boca Raton, Florida, Santa Monica California and Flint, Michigan. Originally farmland, the railroad opened in the 1850's and once the Queensboro Bridge (now the Edward I. Koch Bridge) opened in 1909 and the #7 subway arrived in 1917, Corona and surrounding neighborhoods were destined for dense urbanization. Originally inhabited by Irish, German and Italian Immigrants, along with Jewish people, over the past 50

The Louis Armstrong House Museum Corona, Queens.

On Saturday, February 1st I led a walking tour that included a guided visit to the Louis Armstrong House Museum, followed by a 90-minute tour through the Corona neighborhood, topped off with a visit to the Queens Museum of Art at Flushing Meadow Park. The house tour is an extraordinarily intimate experience as everything in the house were the possessions and furniture owned by Louis and Lucille Armstrong. Even though Mr. Armstrong was extremely financially successful, he and his wife chose to live in a modest home in a working class neighborhood. Their brick home is pictured above. How successful was he? King George of England gave him a gift of a trumpet which is on display in the hous