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Rockaway Then and Now

Mott Ave. and B22 St. Far Rockaway, NYC1940 2012  

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Brooklyn Gothic; Wallabout

The neighborhood of Wallabout was recently designated as a landmark district largely because it contains  one of the greatest concentration of remaining pre-Civil War wood-frame houses in NYC. Amongst the well maintained houses on Vanderbilt Avenue, just south of the … 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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Crocheron Park

From the pondup the stepsto the gazebos on the bluff across the footbridge over the Cross Island Pkwy. the bike path, part of the Brooklyn-Queens Greenway looking toward Alley Pond Park Little Neck Bay and a swan family The Crocheron … 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; Mott Haven

trees St.Marys Park Bronx, NY St. Mary’s Park, one of the six original parks in the Bronx, the site was once part of the estate of Jonas Bronck (1600-43), for whom the Bronx is named. During the Revolutionary War, a … Continue reading

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