If you're a Spider-Man buff, you might be aware that the movie's fictional hero, Peter Parker, grew up in a boarding house at 20 Ingram Street in Forest Hills Gardens, Queens.If you're part of the smaller subset of folks who not only regularly read The New York Times, but also have the patience to finish its notoriously long-winded stories, you might also know that Spider-Man's home address has been inhabited for the past 23 years by four real-life Parkers, and that the family's father, Andrew, is also an elusive crime fighter - albeit an indirect one.
Andrew Parker, it seems, belongs to the public affairs faculty at Manhattan's Baruch College, where some of his students have presumably gone on to pursue careers in justice. He also prefers to avoid those seeking more details on his identity.
At least that's what we've surmised, given that Parker failed to return our calls. We are starting to wonder, though, if anyone has ever seen Spidey and Parker in the same room ... Anyone?