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I wanted to post something non-humorous about an interesting place but there wasn't a thread for it.
This isn't the part of New York City with the tall buildings. This is further out, where you get the not-so-tall buildings, and then even further out, where you start to get some single-family homes, albeit tucked tightly together.
In fact, it seems this place started out as an out-of-the-way marshland, where some people once built a few houses. Then other people closer to the city built more houses and more buildings. And then an airport got built next to them. And the place just gradually filled up and now there's this tiny little corner left, with some houses on it.
An older article from the same site: https://forgotten-ny.com/2000/04/ramblersville-queens/
A photo journal: https://ny.curbed.com/2016/9/29/13101524/photo-essay-nyc-queens-hawtree-creek
And yes, since it's right on the waterfront, it's little surprise that the neighborhood was very hard hit by Hurricane Sandy.
I want to also post about The Hole, which is another curious location nearby in New York City, but that'll have to wait until next time.