This was taken from a 1909 Bromley Atlas. It shows Tallmans Island (part of College Point) separated from the rest of the town by a creek. Dancing Pavilion, bowling alley, dining hall and hotel! Who could ask for anything more? Fun, fun, fun! Unfortunately it all burned down months before this map was published. But it looked like this.
Today the creek is paved over and known as Powells Cove Blvd and the entire island is a waste treatment center because Queens is overflowing with crap.