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Here is a photo taken in the 1950's on 31st Drive in Astoria, looking towards 21 Street. That's P.S. 126 in the background.

--Tony Casamento


People line the north side of Astoria Boulevard at 43rd Street (approx. 1960-61) to catch a fleeting glimpse of the Mercury astronauts as their motorcade travels from LaGuardia Airport, enroute to Manhattan via the Triboro Bridge.

--Bill Cicio


This is a picture of my grandfather's shift turned out at the 112th Precinct, Maspeth, somewhere around 1910-1915. Pop is top row left. I have been told the building, on 72nd Street, is now known as Maspeth Town Hall.

--Bill Cicio


This is a photo of Astoria Pool. Who could forget that large diving board tower...so imposing when we were kids. This seems to have been an inagural ceremony (note the hundreds of people lining the railings at street level) of some kind when this was taken.

--Pete (the Greek) Maroosis


St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church on Clintonville Street in Whitestone. Date Unknown.

--Rita McDonnell


Grace Episcopal Church on Clintonville Street in Whitestone, date unknown.

--Rita McDonnell


The never-completed high-rise skeletons at Breezy Point.

--Bruce Baron

Editor's Note: Although there were various explanations floating around regarding the reason these buildings were never completed (builder ran out of funds; foundations sunk into the sand, etc.), the actual reason they were abandoned is that the Department of Defense forced the construction to halt. Apparently, the upper floors had a perfect view of the active missle silos that were situated only a few hundred yards away. Tucked away behind the old WWII bunkers, the missles at Breezy Point were a "military secret"...


This is a photo of the 45th Street Park in Astoria in the early 1940s, now called Astoria Heights Recreation Park, located on 30th Road between 45th and 46th Streets. The "parkee's" name was Sal.

--Ed Brosi


This is a photo of Beach 129th Street in Belle Harbor, Rockaway, in May of 1959. In the backround you can see the old Shell station, one of the sites of the 2001 plane crash.

--Susan Waters


This picture was taken in the Winter of 1948. Mr. and Mrs. Hedman were removing the snow from the sidewalk at the corner of what was then Franklin and Remsen Streets. That house is still standing on the corner of 12th & 27th Avenues in Astoria.

--Susan Koren





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