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Queens Neighborhood Names

Queens has been a county since 1683 (just as the USA originally had 13 states, the state of New York has 12 original counties: Albany, Cornwall, Dukes, Dutchess, Kings (ultimately Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Orange, Richmond, Suffolk, Ulster and Westchester). Nassau County? In 1898, when four counties voted to become part of New York City, becoming [...]

By |2022-03-31T16:40:26-04:00March 31st, 2022|further investigations|0 Comments

Blissville Mardi Gras October 10th, 1912

An interesting clipping from the Brooklyn Eagle about the goings on in Blissville during a Mardi Gras celebration. The fact that this was written in October makes it even more curious. “There were some regular automobiles in the parade and they did fairly well.” “Behind them trooped the villagers, among them “Mother” Sarah Ducey, who [...]

By |2022-03-22T15:46:35-04:00March 22nd, 2022|further investigations|0 Comments

City Billed $500K To Replace Damaged Flagpole, Report Says

The amazingly expensive flagpole at the Blissville Veterans Memorial in Queens was damaged during Superstorm Sandy. LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS — A Long Island City politician is spending half a million dollars on a flagpole that he says the Department of Transportation refuses to replace, according to a report. The original, century-old flagpole in question [...]

By |2021-06-03T10:14:05-04:00June 3rd, 2021|further investigations|0 Comments
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