Greenpoint Sunset

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Shadow Town

A disabled vehicle in the right lane approaching Cadman Plaza provides the chance to contemplate late afternoon shadows. Somewhere below Cobble Hill.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Voting with Your Feet

You are looking (into the sun) at the BQE onramp at 37th Ave. between Jackson Heights and Woodside. Until recently it was officially a cars-only zone. So many people crossed over the BQE on this side of the overpass that the DOT designated it a crosswalk.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Moral Merger

Some kind of work is going on the BQE West under the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. It necessitates a lane closure at precisely the point the highway goes from three lanes to two at the Cadman Plaza exit. In other words, it's down to one. There's an announcement on one of those overhead signs a mile or so earlier but it doesn't say which lane is closed (right or left).

The first day I got stuck in it, I was in the far left lane--my usual protocol. By the time I got close enough to see the DOT truck with the flashing arrow pointing right, there was nothing I could do. I merged right at the last possible moment. (Thanks, brother.)

The next time, knowing it was the left lane that would be closed, I did the right thing. I got into the right lane much earlier. And I inched forward behind a sixteen wheeler while car after car passed me on the left.

The next next time, knowing what I knew, what did I do? Reader, I believe the photos speak for themselves.


Maybe it's just a traffic study. Ethics 101?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Door in the Wall

Sidewalk to nowhere?


Aha!

Somewhere in America. September 2014.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fonts of Wisdom

"We move in silence to protect the mysteries of our hearts (sic) work."
Rambo and Pixote bomb another Greenpoint billboard.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Blockages

Hill blocks view. Tree blocks sign. Off we go.