Digital Photographs, 2012

Blissville, a small hamlet of Queens developed by Neziah Bliss lost much of its footprint as a community when it incorporated into the larger city of Long Island City in the late 19th century. Later, it became lost from the majority of New Yorkers memory when the area became cut off from easy access to public transportation.

The only way to get to this area is by car, foot, or limited bus service. Blissville no longer exists, both figuratively and literally. But there are still signs of life, remembrance of community, and of character in these few square blocks within the shadows of the iron sky scrappers on the other side of the East River.