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  • POMONOK, Queens

    January 7, 2006

    Editor: Kevin Walsh Photographer and writer, except where noted: Christina Wilkinson The Benjamin Rosenthal Library at Queens College features a distinctive clock tower. Walt Whitman taught school on what would later be the Queens College campus. “Paumanok” was a word used by the Algonquin tribe to describe Long Island. The exact meaning is unclear, although William Wallace Tooker, a 19th-century […]

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