This may come as a surprise to some of you, but 10,000 years ago we had slow paced glaciers in Long Island City. And it turns out that some of those glaciers started melting and depositing these giant boulders throughout their path called “erratics“.
If you’ve ever seen the erratic on 12th street and 43rd Rd. in LIC, you know how massive they can be. According to some super scientific site (Wikipedia) “Since they are transported by glaciers, they are one of a series of indicators which mark the path of prehistoric glacier movement. Their lithographic origin can be traced to the parent bedrock, allowing for confirmation of the ice flow route”.
Now if we can only get one of those glaciers to pass by during this heat wave (skip the boulder please).
Update: We just found this photo on Google street view…awesome parking spot!