Sunday, February 24, 2008

Valley of ashes

Okay, the park may not be well maintained these days, but at least it hasn't returned to its old status as the "Valley of Ashes." This photo from the New York Public Library shows what it looked like before Robert Moses built the '39-40 Fair. The pile of ashes was so tall that it was dubbed "Mount Corona."

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10 comments:

georgetheatheist said...

This looks like Peter Vallone's head.

Anonymous said...

I thought you had to pay the NYPL to use their online photo collection for personal websites and blogs.

Queens Crapper said...

Their website indicates this applies only for commercial use.

ken said...

when the NYS Pavilion collapses from neglect and becomes a heap of rubble maybe they can call that "Mount Corona 2."

Anonymous said...

I believe it was Brooklyn's ashes
that were being dumped in the "valley of the ashes".

Queens, it seems, has a history of being crapped on!

ew-3 said...

wasn't this asj heap mentioned in the book/movie "The great gadsby"? Also, I have a vague memory that parts of it was used as a sanitation dump before the last worlds fair.

Anonymous said...

Where are Dr. Eckleburg's eyes?

Anonymous said...

Sol Moscot took Dr. Eckleburg's eyes!

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