November 12, 2002

One of my favorite sites, Forgotten NY, recently added a feature called Lookin' for Fats: The Jazzmen of Queens. The first installment is a tour through the Addisleigh Park section of St. Alban's. Addisleigh Park was once home to a mighty roster of jazz legends: Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, Count Basie, Lena Horne, and more. And although he's not associated with jazz, Forgotten NY also mentions that another legend, James Brown, owned an ugly, Tudor-style house on Linden Boulevard in the 1960s.