I’d say I’ve covered about 40, maybe 50 percent, of western Queens. I have most of Ditmars Steinway, Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, Long Island City; almost all of Astoria, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, Woodside, and a quite a bit of Corona, North Corona, Maspeth, and Rego Park. I’d eventually like to photograph every street in the borough, but once you get into the east side, it starts to become very suburban. There’s less propensity for these urban tactics that try to eke out some extra space to enjoy. To the east, there’s also probably more of a political dimension in terms of property dynamics and how people view alterations, but from what I can tell they’re pretty accepted in the western part of the borough. Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, Woodside, and a quite a bit of Corona, North Corona, Maspeth, and Rego Park.

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97th Street, Corona

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