In 2006, on my 50th (eeek!!) birthday, I decided to treat myself to a day alone with my camera. Back then I was shooting with a Canon 20D. I'm not big on birthdays, especially my own. I'm more than happy to let the day pass with no acknowledgment.
mall, close-knit community in the middle of Jamaica Bay. So small you could probably walk the length of the town in 10 minutes.
It was September 4, Labor Day; as luck would have it, there was a parade. Even though the town has a less than stellar reputation for its parades (especially in 1998), I decide to stay and see what transpired.
Coincidentally I had an ACT UP t-shirt on. I was a bit worried someone might recognize it and say something. I was standing back from the street a bit, a little out of sight. A woman then walked over to me, looked at my shirt, nodded her head, and said, "ACT UP New York... welcome to Broad Channel".
Turned out to be a pleasant day and a nice parade. I took pictures. These are some of the pictures.