Today’s route — 15.6 milesFebruary 24th, 2014
141-36 222nd StreetFebruary 24th, 2014
The property has been left alone, and is still owned by the surviving son.
"He's in there," Mrs. Barfield said. "We all know this."
In — there? That seems very unlikely. The gate was padlocked, the windows boarded up, and there was no apparent heat or electricity. . . .
Mrs. Barfield offered one hypothesis circulating among neighbors: the bunker. Years ago, she said, when the roundabout at 225th Street and 141st Avenue was being dug, the father and sons were seen at night hauling stones back to their house to build what the neighbors thought — though they had no evidence to support it — was an underground chamber.
That piggybacked on other baseless rumors that were fueled by the fact that the father was German and that in 1964 an otherwise ordinary German housewife in Maspeth, Queens, was unmasked as a former guard at a Nazi death camp.
Nevertheless, rumors, a reality in every neighborhood, persisted.
Let’s Moving Together!February 24th, 2014
A glance at the other side of this truck reveals an association with Kev's Place across the street, where "Everyone is like family".
Solar-powered adult care facilityFebruary 24th, 2014
Clara GreenFebruary 24th, 2014
My great-grandmother! I thought I had discovered her grave the last time I was here at Montefiore Cemetery, but it turned out I had found a different Clara Green.
Sernicker Society Holocaust memorialFebruary 24th, 2014
You can see photos of all four sides here.
In the anteroomFebruary 24th, 2014
of the Ohel
Guns and tulipsFebruary 24th, 2014
Mark MardukhayevFebruary 24th, 2014
This new burial area here at Montefiore Cemetery seems to be populated exclusively by laser-etched headstones for Jews from the former Soviet Union. We saw the same phenomenon last year at Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn.
Embrace Ya KidzFebruary 24th, 2014
Kevin Miller Jr., killed by stray gunfire at the age of 13
Portal of the dayFebruary 24th, 2014
A Twelve Tribes of Israel meeting house
Springfield Gardens United Methodist ChurchFebruary 24th, 2014
Architecturally reminiscent of the nearby First Presbyterian Church of Springfield Gardens. Here's what this church looked like in 1916.
9/11 memorial #189February 24th, 2014
I had to make a midday trip over to the TSA lost-and-found office near JFK Airport and found this in the waiting area. The plaque reads:
NEW YORK CITY WORLD TRADE CENTER ARTIFACT
The Transportation Security Administration was created in the wake of the terrorist attacks of
September 11, 2001. We are a team of security specialists who work to strengthen and protect
America's transportation systems. This piece of steel is a reminder of why we are here and...
WE WILL NEVER FORGET!
LIFT TAKE ONEFebruary 24th, 2014
Here's a closer look at the whole thing, and here's what's inside one of the compartments.