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Mon 4 Jun 2007 - 11:56 pm UTC
Where is the house used in the establishing shots on _The_King_of_Queens_ actaully located in real life? I live in Brooklyn, and the house looks awfully familiar. I rarely travel to Queens.
Thu 7 Jun 2007 - 7:06 am UTC
Behind the scenes we researchers have been looking (I'm slightly restricted as it is not shown in the UK and so I have never seen it), However, Pinkfreud has found this on YouTube. Does the house appear in this sequence?
While Bobbie7 has found a suggestion that some of it may have been filmed on a set.
Again, does this give any clues as to which house you are referring to?
Thu 7 Jun 2007 - 10:16 am UTC
Hi. The house does not appear in the opening credits (though there is a shot of other outer-borough middle-class two-family/storey houses). It is usually shown when changing from another setting to their house. Although the scenes are no doubt done on a set. I'm pretty sure they shot an actual Brooklyn or Queens house for the "establishing shot".
Thu 7 Jun 2007 - 10:20 am UTC
That should be a comma, not period, after "no doubt done on a set".
Thu 7 Jun 2007 - 4:55 pm UTC
I contacted the guy who actually scouted the locations for The King of Queens, and he very kindly emailed me back to let me know:
--locations were in both Brooklyn and Queens
--he doesn't remember specifically where the establishing shot you asked about came from, but he thinks perhaps it was in Woodhaven, Queens.
--It also might have been near the Verizon warehouse in Brooklyn, but again, not certain
--Other shots: the church is St. Francis DeSales in Rockaway (Queens NY), the Gym is Golds Gym on Woodhaven Blvd. across from a cemetery (Queens), the Bar he played softball is Coopers Ale House in Glendale (Queens) and the golf course is Keesna Golf (Queens)
I don't think I'll be able to hit the nail on the head for this question, though. But I hope this helps.
Mon 18 Jun 2007 - 12:20 am UTC
I just wanted to be sure you had seen my earlier clarification (above). Does the Verizon warehouse neighborhood in Bklyn ring any bells?
Mon 18 Jun 2007 - 12:41 am UTC
I'm not sure where the Verizon "warehouse" is. Verizon does have numerous "central offices", but this is probably not what is meant.
Wed 7 Nov 2012 - 2:01 pm UTC
The King of Queens house is located at 519 Longview Avenue in Cliffside Park, New Jersey.
Here it is on Google Maps
Here's the source of the information - and the story of how a blogger tracked down the address:
Hope this helps!
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