This photo was taken from a moving 7 train looking north over the BQE. Jackson Heights looks almost like a village on the banks of some European river or strand. Can you make out the graffiti on the retaining wall there? It reads, "Dover So Club." I could have sworn, the last time I looked, it said "Dover Beer." Either way, Matthew Arnold had the BQE spot on when he wrote in "Dover Beach":
We are here as on a darkling plain Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night.