Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is a site in Queens, New York on which the World’s Fairs of 1939/40 and 1964/65 were held. Described by F. Scott Fitzgerald in his novel The Great Gatsby as a “valley of ashes,” the site was used as a giant ash dump prior to being cleaned up for the first fair. There were plans for the site to become a grand park following the last fair, but funds dried up and the plans were abandoned.

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