Jamaica Bay Shorebird Fest

The 17th Annual Shorebird Festival at Jamaica Bay took place on August 13, 2022. It was nice to see many old friends at there. The weather couldn’t have been better. Not too hot and with a brisk breeze at the East Pond to drive away the mosquitos.

Queensboro Bridge

The Queensboro Bridge, built in 1909, was the first bridge linking Queens to Manhattan. It was designed by engineer Gustav Lindenthal and architect Henry Hornbostel. An interesting tidbit is Simon and Garfunkle’s 1966 song “59th Street Bridge (Feelin’ Groovy)“. Read more about that and the bridge at Beyond the Village and Back: The Queensboro Bridge – Village Preservation.