Category Archives: Queens

When is a Car Not a Car?

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
April 28, 2014

Yesterday, when meeting up with friends who’d arrived earlier at the Queens Farm 35th Annual Antique Auto Show, I asked what I should be sure to catch.  “There’s a small red car with 3 wheels that’s really something, and a BMW that opens from the front….”

Floral Park, New York, U.S. - A red BRA CX3, a custom Beribo Replica Automobiles kit vehicle at the 35th Annual Antique Auto Show at Queens Farm. (© 2014 Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Floral Park, NY, U.S.  – BRA CX3, a custom kit Beribo Replica Automobiles, Queens Farm Antique Auto Show. (© 2014 Ann Parry/ann-parry.com)

So I headed to Steve Kaplan’s red BRA CX3, which he made using a Beribo Replica Automobiles custom kit and 1983 Honda motorcycle, and because it’s 3-wheeled, the DMV registered it as a 2009 Custom Motorcycle.

Then I captured a colorful range of other cars brought by New York Antique Auto Club members, as I made my way to the opposite end of the field to see the 1958 BMW Isetta, designed by the Italian ISO refrigerator company. And like in a refrigerator, the Isetta’s door swings open from the front!

Auto Show, Queens County Farm Museum  2014 GALLERY 2013 GALLERY

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MAY 30, 2011 - Little Neck, New York, U.S. - NY Gov. ANDREW CUOMO stops to speak and shake hands with MARK KOPPELMAN, a U.S. Army veteran wearing US Press Corp Photographer Pass, of Oakland Gardens, during Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade, on Northern Boulevard on May 30, 2011. (© 2011 Ann Parry)

Keeping Up with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Memorial Day

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
June 2, 2011

By mid-morning on Monday, May 30, the rain and lightning stopped, and gray skies slowly turned blue, so it turned out a better day than expected to photograph two New York Memorial Day parades – first in Merrick and then Little Neck.

MAY 30, 2011 - Little Neck, New York, U.S. - New York Governor ANDREW CUOMO (Democrat) marches in Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade which honors America's veterans, on Northern Boulevard. A big blue banner with'New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo' written on it is at front of Governor and group marching with him. (Ann Parry/annparry.com)

MAY 30, 2011 – Little Neck, New York, U.S. – N.Y. Gov. ANDREW CUOMO (Dem) marches in Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade honoring America’s veterans, on Northern Boulevard. Blue banner with ‘New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’ is in front of Cuomo & group marching with him. (© 2011 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Photographing my hometown Merrick Memorial Day Parade was like a pleasant, festive stroll up Merrick Avenue, with plenty of time and room to go wherever needed along the two-lane street.

However, on that hot and humid afternoon, photographing Governor ANDREW CUOMO and his fellow marchers in the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade felt more like participating in an extreme sport.

A brisk walker, Gov. Cuomo frequently went from side to side of vast Northern Boulevard to shake hands or chat with Veterans and other onlookers; plus, I was surrounded by innocent people and banners best not to slam into.

Loved every minute of it.


  • FEATURE PHOTO (at top of post):  Little Neck, NY, USA. May 30, 2011. NY Gov. ANDREW CUOMO speaks with MARK KOPPELMAN, a U.S. Army Press Corp Photographer veteran, of Oakland Gardens, during Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade.

Memorial Day Parade:  my PHOTO GALLERY

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