This is where I spent my summers in the 60's, in the Queens borough of New York City.
Enough to keep any train loving kid busy for a while! :-)
At the time, the New Haven was running trains on two tracks, and it was such a sight to watch two of them passing!
And then there were the two subway lines, one elevated, one underground, easy access to anywhere in Manhatten.
and then, of course, there were the planes landing at LaGuardia,
You could also watch the stack during the busy times, and you could watch them drop down in the levels... cool
Far off to the left of that 6th floor apartment, you could watch the Pennsy and NH trains go over Hell Gate Bridge,
Down the left side of the apartment building you could grab a great sunset with the Empire State Building right in the middle of the sun,
And in 1964, the World's Fair was just 8 stations down the #7 IRT.
I caught this shot on the approach to LaGuardia, after popping out of a low cloud ceiling, just in the nick of time!

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RIP ROBIN  --- June 13th, 1954 - September 4th, 2015 --- Farewell My Dearest Sis
My best buddy Jim Southern RIP

I recently had someone write to me because I used a stock picture from Almay on one of my pages,
I took the picture off the page because "they" want 50 bucks to use the photo on a website vs $20 for personal use,
I don't discourage the practice of copyrighting and selling your pictures,
for a plain old 3/4 view builders style photo that you or I could take with our cellphone,
$50 just seemed a little ridiculous,
especially since I run an ad free, no fee, not for profit website, fill up one of my trip pages, it would cost me $10,000 (with roughly 200 pictures),
if every page I have used 200 pictures, my website would cost $8,000,000 for pictures alone,
Yes, that's 8 million dollars, now you see how unreasonable that fee is!
PS, there was really nothing special about the picture, so you won't miss it! :-),
IOW, it wasn't an "I just gotta have that picture!" picture.
I'm sorry if this offends or pieces anyone off, it's just my two cents.....

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