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Third Homeless Shelter to Open in Blissville Area

The Department of Homeless Services is set to open a third shelter in the Fairfield Inn. Blissvillians Protest - Not NIMBY, but Above and Beyond Fair Share. With Shelters in the former City View Hotel and the Best Western (now called Sweet Home), This isolated and remote corner of Queens is overwhelmed and feels it [...]

By | 2018-03-17T19:47:59+00:00 March 17th, 2018|further investigations|0 Comments

City View Inn in LIC has housed homeless since July, DHS criticized for lack of transparency

October 6, By Christian Murray The Department of Homeless Services has been housing homeless families at the City View Inn in Long Island City since late July, residents learned at a community meeting last night. The revelation was made during a heated Community Board 2 meeting on Oct. 6 while board members were questioning DHS [...]

By | 2018-03-17T14:53:16+00:00 March 1st, 2018|further investigations|0 Comments

Sunnyside Stories Website

If you go to sunnysidestories.website, you'll see my three articles, including the historic one. I learned about Blissville for the first time when researching Sunnyside, and realize that it developed earlier, because it was situated on Newtown Creek. It is a website dedicated to those who grew up there in the 40's and 50's. Some [...]

By | 2017-11-15T12:49:01+00:00 November 15th, 2017|other stories|0 Comments

Dismantling and Lowering the Kosciuszcko Bridge Truss

Here is a time lapse over about 8 hours of the lowering of the Kosciuszcko Bridge truss on July 25th and 26th, 2017 to a barge. The bridge was opened in 1939. They originally were supposed to blow it up, but that didn't happen. The infamous roadway is being replaced with a new bridge right [...]

By | 2017-11-06T16:07:02+00:00 November 1st, 2017|further investigations|1 Comment

Reflections on Holmesburg, PA

Thank you for last night's presentation about Blissville. The more I reflected on it, the more I thought of similarities to my old neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia, known as Holmesburg. Holmesburg has a rich history, including the King's Highway, the longest continued use road in the US.  Thought you might be interested. My family lived [...]

By | 2017-10-19T10:12:57+00:00 October 10th, 2017|other stories|0 Comments

Ovid – Red Jacket Memorial

The Red Jacket birthplace marker in Canoga NY. Submitted by Dave & Mary Alice Patrickson. Red Jacket became famous as an orator, speaking for the rights of his people. After the war, he played a prominent role in negotiations with the new United States federal government. In 1792 he led a delegation of 50 Native [...]

By | 2017-10-10T11:21:38+00:00 September 24th, 2017|other stories|0 Comments