Torea Frey

Editor, writer, photographer, observer on the street.

Under the surface

Three shopping carts just beneath the surface on the shore of the East River; this photo is from Rainey Park in Long Island City, at Vernon Boulevard and 34th Avenue. The park takes its name from Dr. Thomas Rainey, who helped drive the effort to build the Queensboro Bridge (his NYT obit contains this interesting tidbit: "... because of a thrashing, he ran away and wandered out West. With only the moderate education he had picked up in the local schools and with a pistol and $3.50 in  his pocket, he continued his journeyings by working his way until he had crossed West Virginia, Ohio, and Missouri.")