Astoria, Parks
May 04, 2013

Springtime in Astoria Park

Today was a gorgeous spring day in Astoria, which made for a truly enjoyable walk through Astoria Park.

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Can you believe that less that two months ago, Astoria Park was covered in snow? Well, today is another story – simply gorgeous weather, with bright blue skies, a little bit of a breeze, and mild temperatures. I took a walk to Astoria Park today and wanted to share some of the photos I took.

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This fantastic pink dogwood is on 23rd Ave, about five houses east of 21st Street. I look forward to its blooms every year.

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The tops of a nearby apartment building, plus some rays of light.

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There are a bunch of these flowering shrubs around the edge of the Great Lawn in Astoria Park.

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The Hell Gate Bridge peeking through the white flowers.

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The Hell Gate Bridge in all its glory.

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Looking south toward the Astoria Park pool.

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Looking back toward 23rd Ave.

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Heading toward the Astoria Park track.

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The Triboro/RFK Bridge from the Astoria Park track.

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Looking up from the Shore Blvd side of Astoria Park.

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Looking at the Triboro/RFK Bridge through the crabapple trees.

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Crabapple blossoms, so pretty.

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The Great Lawn in Astoria Park.

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A purple tree by Shore Blvd.

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Benches and the Hell Gate Bridge trestle.

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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