Ft. Tilden now and then (post Sandy)
Riis beach parking lot now and then (post Sandy)
While strolling one of the few intact sections of the Rockaway boardwalk, came across this..
A restaurant facade
and a nightclub!
A small sign indicates that this is a location set for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire…which explains this billboard
and this porch and facade in the nearby dunes…..
…since Atlantic City is almost 100 miles away!
The super moon over the East River…..
Shorakkopoch Rock, marking the site where Peter Minuit “bought” Manhattan.
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 and Dyckman Inst. cottage from 1913
Tulip tree stump after the hurricane
WPA workers installing paved and lined paths in 1938
The Spuyten Duyvil creek boat basin c.1930
The current boat house
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.
Coney Island Creek Ship Graveyard
Mott Ave. and B22 St. Far Rockaway, NYC1940
…the only salt marsh left in Manhattan
more pix and history to follow……