Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, 2014

Before and during the 4th of July fireworks on the East River from Brooklyn Heights

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Beach 169 st.

Beach 169 st. by denise p.
Beach 169 st., a photo by denise p. on Flickr.

Ft. Tilden now and then (post Sandy)

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riis park

riis park by denise p.
riis park, a photo by denise p. on Flickr.

Riis beach parking lot now and then (post Sandy)

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Boardwak Empire in Rockaway

While strolling one of the few intact sections of the Rockaway boardwalk, came across this..

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A restaurant facade

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A small sign indicates that this is a location set for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire…which explains this billboard

VLUU L100, M100  / Samsung L100, M100and this porch and facade in the nearby dunes…..

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…since Atlantic City is almost 100 miles away!

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Supermoon…meh

The super moon over the East River…..

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Inwood Hill Park; then & now

Shorakkopoch Rock, marking the site where Peter Minuit “bought” Manhattan.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA from Wiki “Legend has it that under a tulip tree in the park Peter Minuit, Director General of New Netherland, ‘purchased’ Manhattan from the a band of Native Americans in 1626 for the Dutch West India Company; the purchase price being a shipment of goods worth 60 guilders. The tree, the largest tulip on the island, survived for centuries until it was felled by a storm in 1933. Until the 1950s the base of the tree under which this transaction allegedly took place was still to be seen, surrounded by a large iron fence, but as it rotted it was finally removed and a boulder (Shorakkopoch Rock) and plaque replaced it.”

Tulip_Tree_on_the_shore_of_Spuyten_Duyvil_Creek_(1913)dyckman cottage                      Tulip tree and Dyckman Inst. cottage from 1913

tulip tree stump                                       Tulip tree stump after the hurricane

WPA workers installing paved and lined paths in 1938

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                       The Spuyten Duyvil creek boat basin c.1930

creek c30                                                                 The current boat house

boathouse

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Salt Marsh Nature Center

Marine Park, Brooklyn

When I was a kid this was a dumping ground for abandoned cars and boats…..some parts of New York City do get better.

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Ship Graveyard

Coney Island Creek Ship Graveyard

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Rockaway Then and Now

Mott Ave. and B22 St. Far Rockaway, NYC1940

2012

 

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Inwood Hill Park and…..

…the only salt marsh left in Manhattan

more pix and history to follow……

 

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