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Prospect Cemetery

June 20th, 2015



Established by 1668, Prospect Cemetery is said to be the oldest burial ground in Queens.

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St. Monica Cemetery

June 20th, 2015



Along with Prospect Cemetery, First Methodist Church of Jamaica Cemetery, and the facade and bell tower of St. Monica's Church, St. Monica Cemetery, which appears to date back to the mid-1800s, is one of the few survivors from the days before York College came to town and wiped out 50 acres of South Jamaica that had, by the late 1960s, become an impoverished landscape of "tattered old homes, junk yards and parking lots". Compare aerial images from 1951 and 2012 to see how radically the area has been transformed. St. Monica Cemetery is the squarish open space at the southwest corner of Liberty Avenue and 160th Street.

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Eggplants, tomatoes, chard, kale, jhandis

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Fido wuz here

June 20th, 2015


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at the Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson Community Garden

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CRAZYSXY

June 20th, 2015



Don't believe everything you read on a license plate.

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If you're in the mood for pondering such things, you might wish to inspect a photo of the other side and check out the location in Street View.

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Happy first birthday?

June 20th, 2015





This megachurch is led by the Rev. Floyd Flake, a former congressman. According to its website, Allen A.M.E. has more than 23,000 members and an annual budget, shared with its subsidiaries, of over $34 million. The Hartford Institute for Religion Research ranks Allen as the fourth-largest megachurch in New York State in terms of average attendance. (Topping the list is East New York's Christian Cultural Center.)

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what this game is.

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This is the third repurposed building I've seen with an old Studebaker logo on it. You can see the other two here and here.

(I've also come across a few Studebakers.)

UPDATE: Thanks to Gary Fonville for pointing out to me another former Studebaker building with a surviving logo on Howard Avenue between Eastern Parkway and Lincoln Place in Brooklyn. As it turns out, I once posted a photo of this building, but I didn't notice the old logo around the corner. Gary also mentioned a former Studebaker service station in Brooklyn on Dean Street between Franklin and Classon Avenues. When I walked by in 2012, the old service station looked like this. But it has since been "transformed into a creative and entrepreneurial hub".

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Much of the former Merrick Theater is now occupied by a Blink Fitness gym. But unlike the Harbor Fitness in Marine Park's old Nostrand Theatre or the New York Sports Club in the old Bay Ridge Theatre, this gym appears to have covered up all traces of the theater's interior.

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NYCamo makes another appearance.

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The old PS 47

June 20th, 2015



Built in 1895-96, the Dutch Revival-style PS 47, with its "witch's hat" dormers, was designed by the excellently named William B. Tubby. In 1909, the younger students were relocated and the building became the original Jamaica High School. In the decades since Jamaica High moved into its present home in 1927, the former PS 47 has served as a number of different schools; it is currently the Jamaica Learning Center.

(Note the undulating raised subway grates on the sidewalk.)