On Saturday afternoon I went to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens. It’s near JFK airport but it’s a peaceful place. The trail is short (I think 1.7 miles?) but there are interesting creatures to meet and plants to admire, and the views of Manhattan are excitingly Wizard of Oz-esque.
I live in Harlem so we got on the FDR at 116th St. Here’s Uneeda Check Cashing in East Harlem.
A turtle depicting a turtle in the Visitors’ Center.
Manhattan in the distance.
A pile of logs with snakes reportedly living inside.
There’s cacti growing all over the place. Yucca too.
A pair of ospreys in their nest.
Cannoli Italian ice from Uncle Louie G’s in Howard Beach.