Like nearly everyone in one corner of Ozone Park, Queens, Mary Ann Simulinas can tell you stories about the elusive inhabitant of the silvery blue house that sits opposite a cemetery on the corner of 107th Avenue and 84th Street.
Tangled Up in Blue
“She’s a tough old bird,” said Ms. Simulinas, a lifelong local resident whose home is a few doors away. “There was another woman in the house — that’s years and years ago — but I haven’t seen her since the late ’70s or early ’80s.”
Ms. Simulinas, 47, is by no means the only person with a tale to tell about the elderly inhabitant of the two-story frame house, which has changed colors over the years, starting out as bright blue and passing through a rainbow of shades — silver, red, orange, gold — before ending up in its current silvery incarnation.