One Shots WHERE AM I? by Kevin Walsh December 11, 2011 December 11, 2011 I found a greaser, and a clock with no hands. Where am I? 16 comments FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin previous post CALVARY CEMETERY next post WHERE AM I? 16 comments john urbanski December 11, 2011 - 8:11 pm Cross Bay Blvd Reply travis jones December 11, 2011 - 8:13 pm cross bay blvd? Reply Eddie Galarza December 11, 2011 - 8:22 pm Definitely Cross Bay Blvd. I pass it everyday. Reply JACKIE RAYMOND December 11, 2011 - 8:24 pm WE ALWAYS REFER TO THIS FIGURE AS ELVIS. IT’S ON WOODHAVEN BLVD IN QUEENS. Reply JACKIE RAYMOND December 12, 2011 - 1:23 pm OOPS!! I MEANT CROSS BAY BLVD. Reply PL December 11, 2011 - 8:52 pm Cross Bay Blvd in Ozone Park. This was by Audrey Pheffer’s old office. And, there’s a real estate office as well. There used to be a cigarette in the statue’s mouth too. Why is this there? It seems out of place. Reply Diane December 12, 2011 - 2:52 pm I used to drive by it all the time, the first time I saw it I thought someone was getting ready to jump. Reply Sergey Kadinsky December 12, 2011 - 8:30 pm Looks more The Fonz to me. Reply Kristin Graves December 14, 2011 - 8:58 am I don’t know about this particular statue, but isn’t there a building with similar statues in the Bronx, off the 2/5 trains in Morrisania? Reply KevinJWalsh December 14, 2011 - 7:07 pm Yes https://forgotten-ny.com/2007/06/longwood-bronx/ This page is a mess — just got moved over to wordpress — but will be cleaned up before too long. Reply Kristin Graves December 14, 2011 - 9:08 am This is the place in the Bronx that I’m thinking about: http://www.lehman.edu/vpadvance/artgallery/publicart/artists/ahearn_torres.html Reply John December 14, 2011 - 12:52 pm It’s on Cross Bay, but I don’t think it’s Elvis or the Fonz. I could be wrong about this, but I think it’s an odd tribute to Jack Kerouac, who lived in a house not far away (across the Blvd.?) with his parents while he started writing “On the Road.” The building now houses a floral shop called “A Little Shoppe of Flowers.” Reply terry December 14, 2011 - 5:51 pm The real question should be “What has no hands yet has hands?” Reply Christina December 18, 2011 - 7:57 am He used to have a cigarette in his mouth. Back then, I figured he was supposed to be James Dean. Reply PJE056 September 26, 2013 - 9:18 pm Pass this all the time, his name is Jack. Reply Mike August 30, 2014 - 7:14 pm Is this statue still there? Jack Kerouac wrote The Town and the City and parts of On the Road while living at 133-01 Crossbay a few blocks away, so he seems a candidate. Though he doesn’t really resemble this depiction that strongly, there is a well-known photo of him in a similar pose, with a cigarette dangling. As a big fan, I’ve been meaning to visit the neighborhood. Anyone know the real history on this? There’s not much online… Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.