Floyd Bennett

We drove to Floyd Bennett field for me to have a practice session driving the car on the almost empty old runways. We had a picnic lunch by the community gardens there.

Jamaica Bay

We have a new car, a 2019 VW Jetta. I named it James in honor of my mother (her maiden name). We plan to look for a less expensive place to live in a more rural area, or find a summer place, and need a car to do so.

Meanwhile, we are having fun going to places we have trouble visiting. This trip was to Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn, NY.

Hudson Sunset

Early in June I took these photos at the Hudson River Park near us. There was a family of Canada Geese on the walkway. A man gave the goslings a dish of water. They didn’t mind all the people passing by.

Lonely Streets

Seeing the shops boarded up and few people around it feels almost deserted. I thought it strange to see the cellist returned to his usual spot pre-pandemic.

Westbeth for artists is also in the Village. Part of the old High Line is shown here. Check out the link for history.

Charles lane is near the Hudson River in Greenwich Village. “Only one tangible remnant of the Newgate Prison still exists today, the narrow, sidewalk-absented Charles Lane, which marked the northern boundary of the prison property. It appears on this 1885 map, but the City officially mapped it on official records beginning in 1893, when it gained its unusual brick paving.

Charles and Christopher Streets are named for the same man, Charles Christopher Amos, a landowner who had inherited part of Sir Peter warren’s massive Greenwich Village estate in the colonial era. Unusually, the streets were named Christopher, Amos, Charles going north; Amos was renamed West 10th Street as far back as the 1840s.” (source: Forgotten NY) See the old photos and details in Forgotten NY.