Greenpoint, October, 2015

Friday, April 29, 2016

Don't Call Them Sub Sandwiches

Groton, Connecticut is the Submarine Capital of the World. The welcome sign commemorates the USS Nautilus (SSN-571), the world's first nuclear powered submarine.
The sandwich of record here, though, will always be the grinder (never sub).

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Windows Down

A 1970 Chevelle SS 454, the "ultimate muscle car," gets a ride on a flatbed on the Gowanus Expressway.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Brown's Clock

The clock on Brown's Fuel Oil Service on Victory Blvd. near Castleton Corners keeps remarkably good time. The time stamp for the photo on my cell is 5:54.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Rug Lane

Rug sale. A Sunday fixture on the Lee Ave. overpass in Williamsburg.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Play Ball!

A Sunday afternoon softball game in Columbia Heights. The BQE is just a foul ball away.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Intelligent Design

From the MTA's email alert messaging system:

Following an earlier system wide incident, elevators and escalators are working as designed.

(Jiri Kovanda, Prague, 1977)
Jiri Kovanda, the Czech artist, didn't get the memo.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Wall of Death?

(Photo: Brooklyn Eagle)
A recent Brooklyn Eagle story by Scott Enman quotes Gridlock Sam, Brooklyn Heights Association executive director Peter Bray, and others on the need for repairs to the BQE, particularly the half-mile "triple-cantilevered section" under the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. In short, urgent repairs are needed to avoided "calamity."
(Photo: BTB)
Could this be the real reason for the artifical mound ("Uplands") in Brooklyn Bridge Park? A bulwark to protect strollers from the imminent collapse of the BQE. (See earlier post, Mr. de Blasio Tear Down This Wall.)