Tag Archives: East River

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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Supermoon…meh

The super moon over the East River…..

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throgs neck / edgewater park, Bronx

Where the East River and the Long Island Sound meet; the waterfront between the Whitestone and Throgs Neck bridges private docks and the Throgs Neck Bridge barges in the river and  Whitestone, Queens in the background                 the Whitestone Bridge … Continue reading

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Francis Lewis Park

continuing the tour of parks along the East River in north Queens Dutch farmers founded Whitestone in 1645, naming the area for a large white boulder along the shore. The park honors Francis Lewis a member of the Continental Congress … Continue reading

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Powells Cove; Malba

Malba is an upper middle-class neighborhood in the Whitestone section of Queens. The waterfront neighborhood is home to some of the largest and most expensive private houses in New York City. Its name is derived from the first letters of … Continue reading

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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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photo of the day: College Point

MacNeil Park on the East River Queens, NY 1920’s view (from NYPL Collection) today Originally the site of the short lived St.Paul’s College (c.1839) –which is how the area got it’s name — then of the Chisolm mansion. In 1930 … Continue reading

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