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odds & ends; Elevated Acre

various spots photographed over the past months…… “Rogers Marvel Architects won an international open competition to transform this one-acre elevated plaza in New York’s financial district. The project turns a barren, windswept hard deck into a vibrant, multi-programmed, accessible public … 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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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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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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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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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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