Adventures in Queens Queens

May 15, 2012

in Play, Queens

adventures in Queens on parking garage's

Had a great random weekend. How was everyone’s? So far I think I’m doing a better job of weekending on my weekends and I hope the rooms and the hand-holding-man-friend agree. I mean I did all of the right things. I had a big giant beer. Went running. Had brunch. Thrift browsed. Watched the hockey game #becauseitsthecup. Snuggled. Facebook-ed my mom. Ya know, the usual.

We had the most random afternoon in the history of Sundays. One of those days that turns out awesome without making any plans. Just straight up wandered around the depths of the borough. You see the most random stuff just a wandering.

classic vintage architecture in Queens

Like this 100-year-old German-American craftsman building. Frank Lang built fancy mausoleums. Middle Village, Queens is surrounded by cemeteries. It got its name because it was in between the hubs of Williamsburg and Jamaica, and incidentally was a great place to bury the dead. Head a couple blocks down Metropolitan Avenue and you can get a look at those ornate burial structures up close.

elbow factory still in business in Queens

Or maybe you’re in the market for sheet metal elbows. You’re in luck, Juniper Elbow Co., Inc. manufactures sheet metal elbows for air ducts and stovepipes. Who knew? I like their sign and those old ass windows.

scariest steepest escalator of all time

In the middle of all these historical buildings in true New York fashion is a mammoth shopping center thing with the most terrifyingly long escalator I’ve ever been on. It was almost straight up, like taking the tram in Santorini, Greece. Weird, we rode all the way to the top just to look about at the views from the top of the parking garage. There was some random stuff up there. Including where they park the corrections vans for the NYPD.

random repository for NYPD firearms

If you need to unload your firearms, you know where to go I guess. We didn’t see any activity on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Random weekend activities are my favorite. Now if you’ll excuse me I have to go lotion up my accidental sunburn. Turns out my SPF application skills need work, and in a couple of days I’ll have superior-ly farmer tanned collar bones. Have a great week!

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Jess @UsedYorkCity May 21, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Love the loading and unloading of firearms storage case. It’s nice to know the fine borough of Queens is armed and secured;-)


B.Strave May 21, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Right? I guess we do have rikers… and a general abundance of hooligans.

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