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Flortal of the day

August 2nd, 2014


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Wings over Wokaway

July 11th, 2014


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HOLY LAND

July 11th, 2014



Welcome to the home of Hector Figueroa, a.k.a. Ultimate Inventor, the creator of, among other things, the Store & Oar boat/roof-mounted cargo carrier on top of the minivan at left.

Has Hector really "found the total solution to finally stop poverty in America" with his inventions? Can he bring prosperity to all with his Quick Cool line of rotating multi-cup drink coolers, his Roll N' Lite matches with built-in cigarette papers, and his Electro Babywalk U.S.A. remote-controlled baby walker? Check out his website to learn "what the news media doesn't want you to know".

(Here's a collection of photos I took of the various posters and signs displayed on his property. This one is as good a place to start as any.)

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Mixin’ it up

July 11th, 2014


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Portal of the day

July 11th, 2014


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Wings over Rockaway

July 11th, 2014



Bound for JFK

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Beach 79th Street

July 11th, 2014


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Rarely used by passenger trains, this is the single-track connection between the two main legs of the Hammels Wye (what's a wye?) that carry the two branches of the Rockaway Line onto the peninsula. This connection was, however, notably put into passenger service after Hurricane Sandy as part of the route of the H train, a temporary shuttle that provided free rail service along the peninsula while the tracks across Jamaica Bay that connect the Rockaways to the rest of the subway system were being reconstructed.

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Founded by Holocaust survivors, Madelaine was the largest employer in the Rockaways before Hurricane Sandy hit, employing 400 or more people in the peak seasons before Christmas and Easter. It's reopened since the storm, but it's operating on a smaller scale with just a fraction of its former work force, and it's considering moving out of the city if it can't secure the funds to fully restore its production facilities.

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Queen Anne in the morning

July 11th, 2014


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Rockaway flora

July 11th, 2014


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Next door to the cats

July 11th, 2014



stand three Sandy-damaged bungalows still in disrepair.

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Spectators

July 11th, 2014