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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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A Foggy Day in Richmondtown

Most of NYC enjoyed a glorious day of sunshine after the morning fog lifted…it apparently all moved to Staten Island where the coastal areas remained shrouded in mist all day. the Verrazano Bridge from Ft.Wadsworth Battery Weed on the waterfront … Continue reading

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Natural History

“Natural History” sculpture by Patrick Dougherty to commemorate Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s 100th anniversary                                                 a good place for hide and seek

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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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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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Far Rockaway; then and now

The Rockaways have transformed in the last 100 years from playground of the wealthy, to summer resort of the working classes, to poverty and neglect.  All of the grand hotels and most of the bungalows are gone, but many of … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Reflections

reflections in the lily pond

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newtown creek and grand st. bridge

The Newtown Creek has been one of the most polluted waterways in NYC for over 150 years. “Newtown creek for many years has been a source of nuisance. It receives the contents of several of the large sewers of Brooklyn … 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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