When the Mrs. and I first moved to Astoria, we found ourselves at the border. Not far from Woodside and across Northern Boulevard from Sunnyside, the section was once known as “The German Settlement” during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Specifically we found ourselves living in one of the four unit row houses found on 44th street nearby 34th Avenue. Anxious to meet the new neighbors, we set about talking to literally every stranger we could.
One of my little ice breakers is the usually innocuous question, “Have you ever seen a ghost?”.
More than one of the new neighbors answered in the affirmative, and they then told me about an apparition that they called “the White Lady.” (more…)