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Art Deco Public Works

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

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odds & ends: Remains

remain: to be left after the removal, loss, destruction, etc., of all else car Gerritsen Creek art installation? Gerritsen Creek barge Luyster’s Creek table legs Bushwick heart-shaped tree Forest Park

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Spring…is that you?

Just a few weeks ago the kettle pond in Forest Park was frozen over No more ice now, instead the first signs of Spring       Golfers hitting the green…. well almost green…. The carousel will be open soon … Continue reading

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Riis Park off season

A cold and windy day at the beach…. Constructed on the site of one of the first US naval air stations, the park was designed in 1936 by Park Commissioner Robert Moses, who envisioned Riis Park as a beach for … 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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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 … 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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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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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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