Photography: Springtime in Quarantined New York Part 8

Photography: Springtime in Quarantined New York Part 8

I’ve been adhering to social distancing guidelines and self-isolating whenever possible for the past 60 days or so; but I’ve managed to go out to run errands and for walks with my Canon 77D. Because I’m a little wary of public transportation these days, I’m limited to where I can reasonably walk, which has kept me to wandering around the neighborhoods of Corona, Elmhurst, Rego Park, Forest Hills, as well as Flushing Meadows-Corona Park — with the exception of the occasional car ride here and there.

Today, I took a walk down part of Queens Blvd, and the soundtrack included KOKOKO!‘s excellent full-length debut, last year’s Fongola, Chaka Khan’I Feel for You and Cherelle’Best of Cherelle compilation. Check out the playlist and photos below.

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Although the building now houses a church, when I was a child, it was a movie theater — and some of my earliest moviegoing experiences were at The Elmwood Theater. Sadly, these days, the closest movie theater is in Forest Hills. Who knows when we’ll be able to watch movies in a theater again?
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For a native Queens boy, the Georgia Diner has a fond place in my heart. I’ve spent many a late  drunken night eating much-needed greasy food — and plenty of hearty breakfasts before long drives down South. The new location further down Queens Blvd has been an adjustment. But the most important thing is that before the pandemic closings, they were able to ensure that no one lost their jobs,

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Hopefully, you and your loved ones are following the advice of this sign whenever possible.

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Is there anything sadder — and perhaps more symbolic? — that seeing a busted up child’s bicycle on the sidewalk?

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For the past weeks, I’ve only seen tulips. Seeing roses in bloom has been a pleasant surprise.

For these photos and more, check out the Flickr set here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmMTsFwj