stationed beside Snake Road
A brief forensic investigation concluded that this safe has been sitting here beside Snake Road since before the snow fell, but was recently moved, perhaps in a failed bid to liberate its contents. A closer look reveals at least one unsuccessful attempt to pry the door open.
Idlewild Park Preserve preserves the name of Idlewild Airport, which itself was named for the Idlewild Golf Course it replaced. (Its name was officially changed to New York International Airport before it opened, but it was still popularly called Idlewild.) In late 1963, after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the airport was renamed in his honor. Looking out over the marsh here, you can see the JFK air traffic control tower in the background.
Sold at 120th Street and Rockaway Boulevard; perplexingly advertised in small type on a marshland fence that runs alongside Snake Road. Check it out in Street View.
This isolated section of Brookville Boulevard, winding nearly a mile through the wetlands of Idlewild Park Preserve at the edge of New York City, is known as Snake Road to locals. This aerial view gives you a good sense of the area's unique geography.
This building was dedicated in 1906. You can see some interior shots here.
Some old scents, some new. The ever-popular BIG BOOBS makes another appearance, while Monkey Fart looks to have overtaken Gorila Burp as the mammalian gaseous emission of choice.
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