Thursday, April 12, 2007

All aboard the Queens Crap express! (part 2)

Next stop, Corona:






Taken from a moving LIRR train, facing north


Elmhurst, part 1
Flushing, part 3

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

To think that Corona, with its quaint little houses, could have gone through the transition from a place down at the heels to a place of value and demand, like Georgetown in Washington or just about any old community in your favorite city that experienced a revival.

Yet another example of the brutal quick buck culture of our politicians.

Anonymous said...

I have lived in Queens my whole life and always loved taking the above ground trains so I could gaze at the tops of the buildings and admire the landscape. I don't enjoy it anymore because the landscape is now hideous.

Seven in Not Heaven said...

the only thing worse than taking the LIRR is the ride on the No 7 train. Every day I take the No. 7 and stare out the window and look for the crap-da-jour. Very depressing.

Anonymous said...

Is it not funny how the politicians and newspapers just don't see this?

I guess they are bleary eyed from staying up the night before from awards ceremonies where they give each other plaques and give each other plaques and give each other plaques .....

Anonymous said...

Good idea, how about a series of images from Hillary's favorite, the "International Ex-mess" along the 7 line.

And don't forget all those stained glass windows that enshrines all the icons of the clubhouse (D not for Douglaston (they don't vote the right way) but Dragon Boat Races (huh?!), and Q for, yup, Queen Catherine - although from the angle it does look like she is swinging from a noose)

KG2V said...

I see your taking the Pt Wash Branch. You know that red Brick building with the for rent sign is the old Tiffany factory, right?

Juan Woodside said...

The politicians don't care, when are we going to learn this? they ALL are being paid off.

Anonymous said...

Except Councilman Avella. He wouldn't take the pay increase that the City Council voted for themselves. He's the lone voice of reason in the city council.

Anonymous said...

Yeah "Kg2v"....I've got some photos of of the exterior of the building with the original "TIFFANY STVDIOS" (with the Roman "V" for "U") before it was repainted.

What a great piece of history. It was the home of Roman Bronze Works (art casting foundry) prior to what it is now.

Roman Bronze still had the old bronze patina finishing samples from Tiffany Studios in their old office.

If this building were in Manhattan, it would already be a landmark!

Queens Crapper said...

Kg2V,

I agreed with you at first, but after taking a closer look, I realized that is not the Tiffany factory, but a similar building somewhere around 103rd St. The Tiffany building is not covered in graffiti.

KG2V said...

You're right - I made a mistake with the building too. Sigh