Saturday, November 11, 2006     « Queen's Oro »


This is a building in my neighborhood that carries the title, "Queen's Oro." I wonder if there is a letter or two missing (Davin suggests, "Queenboro"). I prefer to imagine that it is really meant to mean, "Queen's Gold." The building was inhabited about 10 years ago but is completely boarded up now. A room was set on fire in 1998 and four people died.

There has been a build-up of pigeon shit on that stoop for as long as I can remember. The pigeons (real name 'rock dove') hang out in rows on the roof and around the side.

Here's a photo taken in early 2003 that shows the sign. And a panoramic view.

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