Monthly Archives: September 2011

U.S. Customs House

The Beaux-Art Custom House was opened in 1907 designed by Cass Gilbert who went on to design another landmark nearby, the Woolworth Building. The same site where Fort Amsterdam was built by the Dutch in the 1620’s A drawing from … Continue reading

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Jamaica Bay Cruise

Leaving the dock;  a common tern and a black-crowned night heron   Gulls under the Cross Bay Bridge The formerly inhabited Ruffle Bar Island, now a bird sanctuary                                             Houses on stilts in Rockaway The subway bridge swings open Fishing … Continue reading

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