Paisley Bridal, a bridal shop, in Middle Village, Queens, seems out of place on a business strip mostly populated with small chain businesses and run of the mill New York City take out restaurants. But, Nicole Vega, 31, the owner, has made it work.
“When I first opened up, some of the older people who’ve lived here forever, would say to me ‘Aw, sweety, you’ll be done in six months,'” said, Vega.
As I walked around my beat I started noticing something. There are a lot of cemeteries in my CD: Linden Hill Cemetery (Ridgewood,) Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Middle Village,) St. Johns Cemetery (Middle Village,) Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery (Middle Village and Glendale,) Knollwood Park Cemetery (Glendale,) and Mt. Hope Cemetery (Glendale.)
Many of them have beautiful headstones and statues. This is my favorite shot of one in Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery in Middle Village.
A memorial statue at Lutheran All Faith’s Cemetary in Middle Village, Queens on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. (NYCity News Service/Kazi Awal)
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