Saturday, December 02, 2006

Ticky Tacky Houses


Aluminum siding, fake brick, molded stone – these are the architectural surfaces of Blissville. But whatever its facade outside, inside it's home.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like to think I know everything about NYC but I never knew about this part of Queens. How do I get there?

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Mary Louise said...

You make a huge city feel personal, as if I could find a home there, too.

7:21 PM  
Anonymous Thomas J Mituzas said...

Hello, my family has lived in Blissville since 1898 when my great-grandfather Ignace Michalski migrated from Poland and settled in Blissville. I moved into the house that he built about 20 years ago. In fact, the house pictured here is my families home.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Blissville said...

Wow - Thank you so much, Thomas for finding the site and commenting! Have I seen you in the neighborhood, I wonder? How did you find my blog? Do you still live in that house overlooking the cemetery? Do you love this little outpost as much as I do? I live on 35th Street, and I've always wondered what it would be like to live so much on the fringe as those of you who live next to the cemetery. Have you kept photo albums of Blissville from long ago? What did your great grandfather do when he moved here? Did he work here, too? I have so many questions about those earlier eras. I met Bones in the American Legion's bar and he was going to walk around the neighborhood telling what all the buildings used to be, and then he got ill, and I've never re-connected (though I hear he's better).

Anyway, I wanted to thank you so much for your comment. Perhaps if you are free and willing --sometime, I would love to hear to more about the history of Blissville. There is so little (relatively) written about it, it seems the best resources are its people.

With best wishes and so many thanks,

Rebecca

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Thomas J Mituzas said...

Hi Rebecca. I love your site. Obviously Blissville is an important and cherished part of my life. I came across your site through a google alert. I am not sure if we have seen each other but would love to meet up and share our knowledge of our wonderful little hamlet. You may email me with your contact information ( email@mituzas.com ) Regards, Tom

8:16 AM  

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