Here at QueensNYC we love to talk about what’s shiny and new, but we are also fascinated with what came before, too. Over the weekend we came across The Old New York Page on Facebook. Sure, there’s a lot of Manhattan – and the photos are great – but Brooklyn and Queens are also featured from time to time. We are particularly smitten with this shot of the bungalows in the Rockaways from 1910.
Image source: The Old New York Page on Facebook
As you probably know, we are lovers of the social media here at QueensNYC (follow us on twitter, friend us on Facebook), and we were wondering – especially after two huge recent stories – how social media has enhanced your life. Are you an avid twitter or Facebook user? Perhaps you’re into Pinterest or tumblr? And did you rely on social media to get news before/during/after Hurricane Sandy as well as for the horrific school massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary? For us, social media has been incredibly useful (we found out about the situation in Connecticut via Facebook first). We’d love to know your thoughts on this. Leave us a comment here or via twitter at @queensnycity.
Image source: Buzzfeed
Over on Buzzfeed there’s an interesting article on how social media is aiding Hurricane Sandy recovery. Various networks have popped up on Tumblr (Sandy Sucks), Facebook (Red Hook/Rockaway Recovery), twitter (OccupySandy), and there’s even a network for cell phone texts (Occupy SMS), all focused on hurricane relief. These networks have been created by individuals and groups who truly want to make a difference and help their fellow neighbors during this difficult time.