Tag Archives: Jamaica Bay

Sunset at Dead Horse Bay

Scenes from a twilight visit to the glass-covered beach at Dead Horse Bay, one of New York’s hidden gems. Continue reading

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Growing up in Paerdegat Basin – a personal account

This post is by Harley Nemzer, a reader who grew up in southeastern Brooklyn in the 1950s and 1960s. I asked him to put together a piece after he added some information to my research on the Jamaica Bay Project, … Continue reading

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The Weekly Nabe turns one – a belated post

Can you believe I forgot my blog’s birthday? I thought it was today. I’m such a bad person. I started The Weekly Nabe one year and one week ago. I kicked it off with the announcement of my intention to … Continue reading

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Spring Creek: a desolate place with a dreary history

Until the 21st century, Spring Creek was a vast wasteland. Ninety years ago, however, there were some big plans for the area – a common theme along the burgeoning Jamaica Bay. The E. Belcher Hyde atlas from 1920-1922 shows a plan for a … Continue reading

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Paerdegat Basin and the Jamaica Bay Project

“With its thirty-two square miles of surface, Jamaica Bay has room enough for the principal parts of the harbors of Liverpool, Antwerp, Hamburg, and Rotterdam.” – The Times, October 22, 1930 The story of Paerdegat (the neighborhood) is best told in … Continue reading

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