typical rowhouses in ridgewood. on Flickr.
I’ve documented the Q54 bus before, which runs from Ridgewood all the way to Downtown Flushing. Out of all the bus routes that I’ve been documenting, this is one of my favorites, as the neighborhoods it passes through are so diverse. Ridgewood, Middle Village, Maspeth, Elmhurst, Corona, and Flushing are all so different.
These rowhouses in Ridgewood are very typical of the area, which is full of such gorgeous (and well-preserved) architecture.
The Bishop Molloy Retreat House is in Jamaica Estates, right across the street from Mary Louis Academy. The property was formerly the estate of Michael Degnon, one of the engineers responsible for building the subway system. In 1924, Degnon sold his property to the Catholic church, building the retreat house and monastery along with the Immaculate Conception church and school on the property.