Category Archives: Parks

Delights Behind The Woodhaven Gate

FOREST PARK, NYC The Woodhaven Express children's train rideI should have been grocery shopping but instead, detoured to the park on a beautiful, clear Sunday.

FOREST PARK, NYC CarouselForest Park, in the middle of New York’s largest borough, is  a 500-acre woodland with playgrounds, trails and horses.  At the Woodhaven Gate entrance (one of many for this huge park) the only horses were part of the beautiful carousel, the centerpiece of the tiny Amusement Village. This carousel is originally from Massachusetts and dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, replacing the previous one which was destroyed in a fire in 1966.  It’s a gentle ride, as are all the amusements in the village. Continue reading Delights Behind The Woodhaven Gate

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Beach and History: An Unlikely Coexistence

Beach 116 Street, Rockaway: Memorial to the victims of the 9/11 attacksLively, sunny, exuberant Rockaway Beach, New York City, presents some surprise opportunities for reflection. Continue reading Beach and History: An Unlikely Coexistence

City Respites and Trees That Curve

One of the few things the City of New York does consistently well is build parks. It’s a strange claim to fame for a metropolis but we really have some nice parks.

This park is in a residential area across the water from LaGuardia Airport. I like how the curve of the trees let you see the airplane landing in the distance. By the way, this is the airport  that was rightly insulted by none other than our Vice President.  Continue reading City Respites and Trees That Curve