Since You Asked I am from dank wine cellars in South Jamaica…from cousins named Johnny, Joey, Nicky and Frankie who harvested Queens grapes. I am from a line of women sporting artichoke haircuts and pink collars. I am also from a Carmine Street tenement that lost its address in the last century. I am from [...]
In the Shadow of the Empire - Blissville and Laurel Hill I SERIOUSLY doubt that half of any New York City guidebooks even mention the two areas in southwest Queens we’ll visit today, ensconced on either side of Calvary Cemetery just east of Greenpoint, north of Ridgewood and in the middle of exactly nowhere. Surprises, however, [...]
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These are pictures of Corona Queens and Flushing Meadows developments by Robert Moses for the World's Fair of 1939. The massive building project affected Blissville in that highways were built and communities were displaced. Thanks to Christine Benson of the NYC Parks Department for the photos.
The first time I came to Nyack, I helped myself to some seeds. Years before we ever thought about leaving the city, I visited Nyack for an art show at the Edward Hopper House. A close friend had some sculpture hanging in the garden, I believe from rubberbands. It was his rubberband period. We [...]
Nyack is a treasure. People here really love each and support each other, whether it's Pride weekend, the African American Day parade, or any of the many, many other community celebrations and observances. It's a hopeful space in an increasingly dark world. Footage from Women Samba Drummers http://www.fogoazulnyc.com For more information. - Elizabeth
From Sandra West, East Jewett. Long Island City is really a confederation of small villages and hamlets along the northwestern shore of Long Island. The name began essentially as a re-branding of Hunter’s Point then grew to eventually include Astoria, Ravenswood, Sunnyside, Blissville and other communities after the development of the Long Island Railroad improved [...]
Civility in a Hyperpartisan Era WNYC Radio: Andrew Reiner, who teaches in the Honors College and English department at Towson University and leads a seminar called "Mister Rogers 101: Why Civility and Community Still Matter,” discusses why civility and community are vital in the current political climate.
Just a stone's throw away from Blissville lies Sunnyside, a New York City neighborhood with an equally pleasant name. Sunnyside was the first place where I lived when I moved to New York. I was instantly enamored with the quaint beauty and quiet, local feel of Sunnyside. I decided to create a video of the [...]
Evidence of the Bliss Grocery on Northern Boulevard in Queens. Sent in by Lenox who's only comment was: Nirvana in the milk aisle, or namesake of Neziah Bliss?