Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wallet Card by request: somewhere near Hollis

Back in January when I started Wallet Card I mentioned that I would take requests (which I still absolutely would). Tony L. of the Off Hiatus and 1982 Topps blogs wrote "I think you should take him for a ride on the LIRR and get a photo with Donnie Baseball in Hollis." Although years ago I used to take the LIRR through Hollis (a town in Queens) every day, I'm on a different line now and don't have reason to pass through it. I do get pretty close at one point, and a few weeks ago I snapped this photo just east of Jamaica, towards at least the general vicinity of Hollis; the buildings in the back may actually be Hollis. 
Hollis is a fairly typical Queens town mostly known for Holliswood Hospital, one of many NYC hospitals to close during the Bloomberg administration. A lot of musical talent from both the jazz and rap genres have come out of Hollis as well.

1 comment:

  1. The one time I rode the LIRR through Hollis into the city, it was early January. Of course, all I could think of was Run DMC..."It's Christmas Time, in Hollis, Queens"