House of Peter Parker
Ingram Street is definitely one of the most beautiful residential streets in this part of Queens. The Victorian house at number 20, with its brickwork and pointed façade, looks like something out of an old movie. This is where Peter Parker lives when he introduces himself to the readers of Amazing Fantasy in 1962. His story is now embedded in pop culture: bitten by a radioactive spider while witnessing an experiment, this ordinary American student, raised by his aunt and uncle after his parents disappeared when he was only 6 years old, becomes Spider-Man, a superhero with incredible powers. An essential character with a fascinating story, whose adventures have been adapted many times to the cinema since 1977.
Spider-Man’s trajectory is intimately linked to New York. This is probably the most rooted superhero in the city, as he evolves, unlike Batman or Superman, in identifiable settings, such as the beautiful house at 20 Ingram Street, but also several other places like the Flatiron Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, the New York City Hall, the United Nations, Columbia University and even the 9/11 memorial
Deeply connected to the lives of New Yorkers, Spider-man is, as Tony Stark calls him in the film Spider-Man: Homecoming, “Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man”. A superhero indeed, but an accessible superhero, whose costume and powers are not enough to hide the cracks. Those of a young man with a dark past, eager to make the right choices and eventually manage to seduce the girl of his dreams.
Neighbor to the Ramones, Michael Landon, the famous Charles Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie, David Caruso or Art Garfunkel, other famous Forest Hills natives, Spider-Man has left his mark on the neighborhood. Fun fact, in 1974, twelve years after the hero was born on paper, the house on Ingram Street was bought by a couple named Parker. There was even once a Terri Osborne on this street, at number 19, whose name also recalls Norman Osborn, aka the terrible Green Goblin, one of Spider-Man’s most frequent enemies. The Osborns and the Parkers were friends in real life.
But it’s not always easy to live with Spider-Man. Invited to the Early Show on CBS in 2002, on the occasion of the release of Sam Raimi’s film, the Parker family remembered the numerous letters addressed to Peter posted every day, as well as the telephone hoaxes.
The most expensive copy of this issue was sold for $1,100,000 in 2011.
20 Ingram St
Built in 1915, the house located at 20 Ingram Street has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms spread over 162 m2.
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