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Queens Walk!

Posted Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014 at 11:07pm

Well I've walked 14-mile-long (approx) photo walks in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. It was time for Queens. Thanks to Nicholas Cummins I had a route to take me through some of the most diverse neighborhoods.

Wikipedia tells me that the first settlements in Queens were estabilshed in 1635 and that it now has 2.2 million residents, almost half of which are foreign born. 138 languages are spoken in Queens!

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And thus it begins: the subway station recalls an earlier time in Queens: Queens 2

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A mop for every occasion: Queens 5

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Classic: Queens 7

There were lots of these animal rides: Queens 8

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I had a yummy sqash blossom quesadilla at this stand: Queens 14

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Tower o' beans: Queens 16

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A very different commercial area. Hard to believe it is in NYC. Queens 18

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Mensch Supply! Queens 20

Truck God: Queens 21

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Oddest bedfellows: Queens 23

Antennas? Queens 24

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Doomed: Queens 26

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The Unisphere from the 1964 World's Fair: Queens 29

People posing so it looks like they are holding the Unisphere: Queens 30

In the Queens Museum where they had a show on the World's Fair: Queens 31

A huge, very detailed model of the city of NY in the Queens Museum. My childhood home is in the center of the photo: Queens 32

Cool sculpture in the museum apparently carved from books: Queens 34

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Moon, plane, and two birds: Queens 36

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House pride: Queens 38

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My route: Queens 41

Next up: Staten Island!

4 comments

  1. Mimi Wrote on Monday, Oct 20th, 2014 at 5:12am

    Just wonderful- you capture the spirit of neighborhoods so beautifully. Always a pleasure to look through these. I feel as if I'm walking beside you.

  2. Ben Wrote on Monday, Oct 20th, 2014 at 5:17am

    That was great-- you walk the walk!

  3. Artistbob Wrote on Monday, Oct 20th, 2014 at 8:58am

    You are so talented, Sara! These photos should be part of a book. It would especially sell, like wild fire, to anybody who has spent time in New York.

  4. Plum Wrote on Monday, Oct 20th, 2014 at 12:07pm

    Another wonderful series of photos. You have such a great "eye".

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