Tag Archives: Queens

Bangladesh on the border

You might have thought I skipped out on last week’s visit. I just delayed it for a bit, due both to some other obligations and to Ramadan. That’s a strange excuse, since I’m not Muslim. Much of the area is, … Continue reading

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City Line: a neighborhood boxed in

“The highway is planned essentially as a business road. It would provide for quick transportation of Long Island farm products into the heart of the city.” – Automobile Club of America on the proposed Conduit Highway, 1921 It would also … Continue reading

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Cypress Hills in photos

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It’s your weekly installment of pictures to shamelessly click through! There are several historical buildings in here, so pay attention. There’s also a taxidermist.

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Week eighteen: East New York

My friend Anne, a lifelong New Yorker and a big fan of this project, selected my next neighborhood. I might as well have rented a place on the Queens border for the month.

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Zigzagging across the county line in Cypress Hills

If crossing between Brooklyn and Queens required a passport, I would have shown my papers many times on Saturday. The border cuts through Cypress Hills Cemetery and a school campus, both of which I intended to visit. Surprisingly, at no … Continue reading

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Cypress Hills: it might as well be in Queens

“Here they are saved all expenses of incorporation, roads, and avenues; of entrances, lodges, chapels, and receiving vaults; of office rent, trustees, treasurers, secretaries; and of the perpetual outlays for keepers of the grounds, gardeners, artists, and embellishments.” – Jared … Continue reading

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Highland Park in photos

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Happy Fourth of July! I spent a few minutes in contemplation at the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument this morning. Hot dogs (whether one or sixty-eight), beer, and fireworks are fun, but let’s not forget those whose sacrifices made this celebration … Continue reading

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