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Jamaica station on the Long Island Rail Road is the beginning point of the Airtrain to JFK. Placing it in a reality outside of my own emotional transit waiting, I was delighted to discover a neighborhood of car repair shops, single family homes, and a full spectrum of Queens diversity.

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Bayside Acacia Cemetery is visible from the train, so at a high speed it was my introduction to the closely spaced headstones of New York City cemeteries.

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According to Wikipedia:

It is one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in New York City. It was founded in the mid-nineteenth century, and among those buried there are many military veterans from the Civil War onward.

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I ended my walk on the border of Queens and Brooklyn at the Grant Ave A stop- a place I had been many times while working on the Brooklyn map. It seems these walks will be filled with moments rediscovering the same places from different vantage points. There must be a word for this feeling.

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