The Pulaski Bridge Overlook, or

from Queens with Love II

From “The Pioneers” by James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851). Natty Bumppo speaking to his young friend by the water. “There’s a place in them hills that I used to climb to, when I wanted to see the carryings on of the world, that would well pay any man for a burked shin or a torn moccasin….”What do you see when you get there? asked Edwards. “Creation!” said Natty, dropping the end of his rod into the water, and sweeping one hand around him in a circle—“all creation, lad.”

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While this is not the Catskill overlook in the Hudson Valley with the Hudson River below that Cooper was writing about, you don’t have to be in the country to have the kind of emotion that his hero, Natty Bumppo had while you are visiting the Pulaski Bridge overlooking the Newtown Creek connecting Brooklyn and Queens.

Everywhere you look there are vistas of both the natural and man-made world. From the panoramic views of Manhattan, to the industrial and commercial buildings, new and old residential spaces, the highways, tugboats, barges, bridges, wildlife, people working on Newtown Creek…there is no end to what can affect you. Eli Siegel, founder of Aesthetic Realism, said that “The world is more friendly than you know.”, and I was excited to discover how true this is at the Pulaski Bridge Overlook in Long Island City.

For more views of this area check out the Pulaski Bridge Gallery on my website. If you haven’t read Part I click here. And for a very informative and historical update on this area visit the Newtown Creek Alliance website.

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