Category Archives: photographs of historic building and sites in the five boroughs of New York City

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Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, 2014

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

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Beach 169 st.

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, a photo by denise p. on Flickr. Riis beach parking lot now and then (post Sandy)

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Inwood Hill Park; then & now

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 … Continue reading

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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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odds & ends; Battery Park

Although it’s only 21 acres, Battery Park contains dozens of monuments and memorials, here are a few: The Korean War Veterans Memorial designed by Mac Adams was installed in 1991. The piece also functions as a sundial, every July 27 … Continue reading

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Art Deco Public Works

Bas-relief friezes on the Bowery Bay Water Pollution Control Plant opened in 1939

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Ft.Greene Park; almost Spring

It may officially still be Winter, but don’t tell that to the flowers…. Ft.Greene Park was established as Brooklyn’s first park in 1847 and is named after a Revolutionary War era fort that was built in 1776 under the supervision … Continue reading

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