03/28/18,  08/23/20
March & April 2018 - VVVVV

Back to sunrises (March 7th, March 17th) and snow (March 7th and March 13th).  

March 18th - Boston Flower Show
We left Queens at 7:30 a.m. and got to the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston at 11:30 a.m.  Some passengers
stayed on the bus and they headed to the Aquarium.  At 1 p.m., we headed to the Aquarium, picked up the other
passengers and then we all headed to Quincy Market.  Quincy Market is a mall with lots of stores and lots to eat.  
We left Quincy Market at 4 and arrived in Rego Park at about 8:30 p.m.
Window display at Tango's, a store before entering
flower show.  Taken from inside the bus.
A painting.   My favorite - a sunset.
Painting on a service door.  Taken from inside the bus.
One of the designs of the fabric being sold by a vendor.
Aquarium from inside the bus.
On our way home.

March 21st and 22nd - More snow.
Where did the snow go?????
A winter wonderland in spring!
Chickens of all colors, shapes and sizes.

March 29, 2018 - Easter Celebration:  Center Courtyard, LeFrak City.
A few kids at the Celebration asked to use my camera.  For the photos one of the kids took of me, please go
to bottom of About Me 2.  Click
here.  I am not posting photos of the kids since I did not get permission.
Everyone having a good time.  
Center Courtyard.
The Easter Bunny!

April 2018

April 2nd - Snow.  April 4th - Fog.
After the snow fell.

April 16th - Attended a rally on the steps of City Hall.  The Board of Election has been trying to move our polling
place out of LeFrak City.  Prior to all this mess, the 5 buildings voted in the Continental Room, which I think is
too small for all the voting residents of LeFrak City.  For the 2017 primary, 4 Sections were moved to PS 13 and
Section 5 was moved to the High School of Arts and Business.  The court ruled that the residents of LeFrak
could return to voting in the Continental Room.  In November 2017, the 4 Sections returned to the Continental Room
and Section 5 stayed in the High School.  The Board decided to appeal the decision.  We are now awaiting the
court's decision.  
(Update, August 23, 2020 - Eventually, Sections 1, 2 and 3 were allowed to vote in the
Continental Room and Sections 4 and 5 began to use the library.  So the polling site  Sections remained on the
LeFrak premises.)

While listening to the speeches, a group of firefighters appeared.  I was told by an American firefighter that the men
were from Poland.  I took these two photos.
On the grounds of City Hall.

April 17th - Lobby Day, Albany.  We visited Albany to petition Senators to co-sponsor 4 bills that would
change the rent laws.
From inside the bus - The old Tappan Zee Bridge and the
new Mario Cuomo Bridge.
Some of the artwork in the Concourse of the
Empire State Plaza.
Forgot to take a photo of information about the artwork
and artist.
On our way to meet with Senators.
Getting ready for the news conference on the
Million Dollar Staircase in Capitol.
Two Senators who support our cause.
Getting ready to leave Albany
Sculpture outside the Cathedral
Capitol, from inside the bus.
SUNY - Administrative Building.
The Triborough (Triboro) Bridge
or the Robert F.  Kennedy Bridge.

April 21st - Tour of the Anthem of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International), Bayonne, New Jersey.
The Anthem is 136 feet wide and 1,141 feet long.   It has capacity for 4,180 passengers double occupancy and
4,905 total.  Keep in mind that some cabins hold more than 2 passengers.  
There is an international crew of 1,500.

April 23rd - To view the photos taken on my trip to and from St. Croix, please click here.
An inside cabin with a virtual balcony.  
The outside view is shown on a monitor.
Area for children. Deck 11
Views from Spa - Deck 5
Verrazano Bridge
North Star - 360 view
Decks 15 & 16
Flowrider and Ripcord By IFly - Deck 16
Bumper cars.  This area has many functions. Deck 14
Gigi the giraffe.
Deck 15
Two70 - View is 270 degrees.  
Has various functions.  Deck 5.
Where we ate lunch.  Deck 3
Outside the casino - Deck 3
Leaving the ship
Left - Front  (bow)
Right -  Back (aft)
New Jersey from Spa
Liberty Island and Manhattan
Photo of most of the group.  Can you see me?  Look  at the men in the back with arms
up whose elbows appear to be touching.  Now look down.  See my head?
Taken from inside the bus as we were leaving Albany.
Royal Esplanade
Deck 4
Pool - Deck 14
View outside from one of the cabins we visited.
© Jorge L. Rodríguez – Cru-Riqueño Photos
© Jorge L. Rodríguez – Cru-Riqueño Photos
© Jorge L. Rodríguez – Cru-Riqueño Photos
© Jorge L. Rodríguez – Cru-Riqueño Photos
© Jorge L. Rodríguez – Cru-Riqueño Photos
© Jorge L. Rodríguez – Cru-Riqueño Photos
© Jorge L. Rodríguez – Cru-Riqueño Photos
© Jorge L. Rodríguez – Cru-Riqueño Photos
© Jorge L. Rodríguez – Cru-Riqueño Photos