Monthly Archives: October 2011

East River from Hellsgate Field

Mill Rock Island Mill Rock Island, originally two smaller islands, lies about 1,000 feet off the eastern edge of 96th Street in the East River. In 1664 William Hallet bought the two islands, but apparently never occupied them. Sometime between … Continue reading

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Jamaica Bay; the birds and the butterflies

An early autumn afternoon around the less landscaped and less visited east pond of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. A young Great Blue Heron let me get very near (about 20′, don’t have a telephoto) and then flashed me… did … Continue reading

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