Powells Cove; College Point

                                             Powell’s Cove Park was completed in 1999 on an East River bay with sizable wetlands and filled uplands. The Queens neighborhood of College Point borders on the west and Malba borders on the east. The first known European resident of the area was David Roe who arrived from England in the 1640s. In 1786 John Powell purchased the 87-acre parcel. It’s believed that the Roe family lost the land for their allegiance to the crown during the Revolutionary War.

view from Powells Cove of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge being built in 1939                                                 last bits of color for the season


About Denise P. Puchol

Always carrying a pocket camera to photograph random spots throughout the five boroughs of New York City and to share a little of the history.
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1 Response to Powells Cove; College Point

  1. elizabethweaver says:

    You have a great eye and penchant for story as well.

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