11-13-13 Boro Walk -2013-It’s A Wrap

All Borough walks are concluded for 2013. I thought I would throw together a gallery of the 10 walks. One shot of the photographer and one shot that represented something about the Borough or walk – to me.

These surely do not qualify as pictures for an exhibit. These are tokens as much for my memories as for any other reason. The only borough not represented is Staten Island…but hey, they are used to being an afterthought! So, as always, click on any picture in the gallery to jump to full size.

6-3-13: Boro Walk: Jackson Heights, Queens

There’s a hold up in the Bronx,
Brooklyn’s broken out in fights.
There’s a traffic jam in Harlem
That’s backed up to Jackson Heights.
There’s a scout troop short a child,
Khrushchev’s due at Idlewild
Car 54, Where Are You?

If you grew up in the US and are of a certain age you recognize the lyric above. It was the first time I ever heard of the neighborhood known as Jackson Heights.  (FYI: Before 11/22/63 Idlewild was the name of John F Kennedy International Airport.)

This past Saturday we took the final ICP Boro Walk. It was to “Exotic Jackson Heights” and  Kevin Downs, an excellent photographer – check out his work, HERE! – and quite the raconteur led the walk.  He was ably assisted by yours truly.

We started at 4pm at ICP, hopped on the 7 train and stayed in Jackson Heights until 10pm. Among other locations, Kevin took us to a good and very inexpensive pool hall, and the barber shop where he gets his hair cut. Jackson Heights is an extremely polyglot neighborhood as I believe these pictures will reflect.

Come walk with me. (Click on any image to enlarge)