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Day 1015

188-05 Linden Boulevard

October 10th, 2014


Day 1015

St. Albans’ Greatest

October 10th, 2014



This mural depicts many of the famous athletes and musicians who have lived in St. Albans, especially the section known as Addisleigh Park. You can see more of the mural, as well as a similar one that preceded it, here.

From left to right: Tommy "Hurricane" Jackson, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Illinois Jacquet, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Brook Benton, Milt Hinton, John Coltrane, Fats Waller, and James Brown.

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Portal of the day

October 10th, 2014



St. Albans through the years (more photos here)

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Stripes

October 10th, 2014


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Barberz #102

October 10th, 2014


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This little museum contains more than 500 dolls belonging to Naida Njoku, who had to abandon her old collection and start over when she and her husband fled the Nigerian Civil War of the late 1960s and came to the US.

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Uggly 1 Stop Barber Shop

October 10th, 2014



It's hard to say for sure, but it looks like Claudette Hair Starz may have moved here from across the street to share space with Uggly.

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Barberz #101

October 10th, 2014


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Today’s route — 13.7 miles

October 10th, 2014

Day 1014

Old-timers’ convention

October 9th, 2014



Starting in the front, we have a 1960 Chevy Bel Air, a '68 Ford Custom 500, and a '67 Chevy Chevelle. Across the street is another '67 Chevelle and, in a driveway, a Chevy El Camino from the late '70s or '80s, I believe.

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The three massive apartment towers in the background, one of which is hidden from view, stand at the edge of New York City (one of the holes of the golf course is in Nassau County) atop the highest piece of land in Queens.

I took this photo from the top of the parking garage at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In areas without a lot of tall buildings in the immediate vicinity, parking garages can offer some awesome views.

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No dogs allowed

October 9th, 2014


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A little fisheyed

October 9th, 2014


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Portal of the day

October 9th, 2014



Heading out of the Queens County Farm Museum, I once again pass by the Adriance Farmhouse.

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The Farm Museum’s windmill

October 9th, 2014



According to a nearby sign:

Our 45-foot steel windmill is an exact replica of the original windmill that stood in the same location from 1903-1928. The windmill pumps water from a 105 ft. deep well into a 10,000 gallon underground holding tank. The water is used to irrigate the orchard. . . .

Each time the windmill blades turn one revolution, the pump goes down and brings up about 2 cups of water.
P.S. It's an Aermotor!