02/14/13 3:00pm

hawks-fire-escape-jamaica-queens

This week we got an email about some hawks hanging out on a Jamaica fire escape on a street off of Jamaica Avenue (GMAP). That’s them in the photo above. We pressed for more info and here is what we learned:

It was about 7 years ago. I thought it was a owl. Then, I look again and realized, it was hawk. Over the years, he came back. But, this year, he came with a mate.

I had heard about two hawks in Rufus King Park, on 153 Street & Jamaica Avenue. This was the first time I saw the two of them. They both arrive at the same time, on my firescape.  They both look healthy. I’m  not sure who the male is. I pick up my camera and shot. They stay for about two minutes. One of the hawks came last week. He flew up and stay for about 30 seconds. Why do they stop at my place? Is it because of pigeon & dove on my roof top?

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01/29/13 10:00am

queensboro-bridge

The beauty of the Queensboro Bridge

NYC is chock full of bridges – the city would be a very different place without them (can you even imagine?!?). There are the heavy hitters like the Brooklyn Bridge and the RFK/Triboro Bridge (yes, it does travel to three different boroughs), and the smaller ones like the Madison Ave Bridge that goes from the Bronx to Harlem. And of course the Hell Gate Bridge, which only takes rail passengers and cargo (we have to admit, it’s one of our very favorites, and love that it was an inspiration for the similar looking bridge in Sydney, Australia). So what’s your favorite bridge in NYC? We’d love to know. Leave us a comment here or via twitter at @queensnycity.