A page from a collection of Guthrie's sheet music includes his Mermaid Avenue address
In preparation for next year’s centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth, today’s New York Times carried a story about an exhibition and study center being built – in honor of the man who wrote This Land Is Your Land – in his home state of Oklahoma.
Due to the article’s focus, it failed to mention that beginning in 1946, Woody spent around eight years living at 3520 Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island.
84th Street and 12th Avenue, Dyker Heights (Photo by Frank P.)
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The above photo of the walk signal at 64th Street and Bay Parkway was sent in by reader Victoria Y. who writes:
Walking to the N train on bayparkway from 63st I noticed that the walk sign is just hanging from a cable wire on 64st, maybe someone broke it or the wind did it, all I know that if it was the wind, it must have been strong enough to do that much damage.
The destruction appears to have been done by the wind. Or was it?
If you were charged with the task of determining who or what was responsible for the damage, the first thing you might want to do is question these guys. Just sayin’:
Living in the northeastern section of Bensonhurst, when we think of an elevated subway line with great views our thoughts naturally gravitate towards the McDonald Avenue El and the Culver Line, which are served by the F train.
The above photo, taken using a Sanyo C1, shows that you can also get some great views – including a closer glimpse of the Verrazano Bridge – from the 71st Street station of the West End Line, which the D train currently runs on.