Friday, October 31, 2014
Pumpkin Spice Latte Season is almost over. But this orange beauty at a car lot across from Starbucks on Victory Boulevard caught my eye. A steal at $5000. But what is it? The tank and hoses suggest some kind of portable refueling station (and the inflammable sign on the back that it's not coffee).
The sign Israeli Flying Society on the side puzzled me at first. Then I recalled that the IFS was one of the organizations that donated time and manpower after Sandy (which struck just two years ago).
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Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
For a few weeks, there has been a crane tower off the eastbound side of the Kosciuszko Bridge. Could the long-awaited replacement project be underway? Seems possible. In May, Governor Cuomo announced that the design-build team had been selected for the $555M project and that work would begin this (past) summer. The DOT's website provides this somewhat terrifying projection of what travel across the new span will look like:
According to a DOT newsletter, Phase I, which includes construction of the eastbound span and removal of the existing bridge, is due to wrap up in the last quarter of 2017. Phase II, construction of the new westbound structure, is not due to be completed until 2018. Which begs the question, if only the eastbound lanes are constructed and the old bridge is gone, how will anybody travel west?
|(Courtesy NYS DOT)|
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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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