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Manhattan Monday 32 - Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge

The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge opened in 1909.   The main bridge is 3,725 feet long, the longest of the East River Bridges. The overall length of the bridge, including the Manhattan and Queens approaches, is 7,449 feet. 122 more words


The 59th Street Bridge 1985

There was a small colony of homeless men who lived on the bridge in ’85-86…©Matt Weber

(Street Photography)

Hunters Point South Park

This installment of Flushing Streets strays from Flushing to Long Island City’s Hunters Point South Park, from which the views of Manhattan are exquisite.

First the views: 61 more words

sophist shuffling

Taking my chances, vampire wise, in Long Island City.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

As all residents of Western Queens know, the Vampires which infest our section of the borough begin to wake up as the sun is setting. 828 more words

New York City

Mr Bell's New York: Discovering Roosevelt Island

Sometimes New York gets to me, not in a particularly bad way, just when I’m tired or I’ve been there too many times in a short space of time I can get a little sick of the crowds, the noise and the general busyness of the place. 526 more words


if awakening

It’s going to be a fun year, lords and ladies.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

All is false. 

Every nuanced point of view, rhetorical platform, and political stance is plainly bullshit. 685 more words

New York City