Day 25

Draining the BQE

January 24th, 2012


Day 25

Mt. Carmel Triangle

January 24th, 2012



This little park memorializes the church that used to exist here before the BQE was built. There is also a statue of the Virgin Mary (a.k.a. Our Lady of Mount Carmel), similar to the image on the plaque, standing in the park. I was surprised to see such overtly religious imagery in a public park, but apparently the Parks Department decided the statue (which was donated by members of the congregation) was acceptable as a tribute to the original church. (The church also helps maintain the park, for what it's worth.)

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Skull aficionados, rejoice!

January 24th, 2012


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Any guesses?

January 24th, 2012


Day 25

9/11 memorial #8

January 24th, 2012



Catherine Fagan is the woman from Hausman Street killed on 9/11.

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Portal of the day

January 24th, 2012


Day 25

Combined sewer overflow

January 24th, 2012



Most of NYC's sewers are combined sewers, meaning that sewage from buildings and stormwater runoff from the streets are collected together in the same pipes to be carried to the city's wastewater treatment plants. When it rains, however, the increased volume entering the combined sewers can exceed the capacity of the system. To prevent a backup, the excess (including untreated sewage) is dumped directly into various waterways around the city at these discharge points.

Day 25

Pouty

January 24th, 2012



Apparently this guy is unhappy with his busty companion.

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Pouty, still

January 24th, 2012



Smile, man! How are you ever gonna sell all these condos with that attitude?






Made from discarded Christmas trees

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Lithuania Square

January 24th, 2012



A tribute to Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas, who attempted to fly nonstop from New York to Kaunas, Lithuania in 1933, but died when their plane crashed in what is now Poland. The monument, however, makes no mention of their death. An inscription in the stone simply says that they "conquered the Atlantic, New York to Kaunas". They did make it across the ocean, but not all the way to Kaunas.

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Romeo

January 24th, 2012



That's him in the doghouse.

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Dominican flags

January 24th, 2012



Mostly

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Hey, a balcony’s a balcony

January 24th, 2012


Day 25

Williamsburgh Library

January 24th, 2012



The first Carnegie library built in Brooklyn. (In case you were wondering, Williamsburg lost the "h" when it was annexed by the City of Brooklyn in 1855; this library, built in 1903, just decided to use the older spelling.)

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At least we know

January 24th, 2012



they're not gonna outlaw hats.

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Plan Ahead

January 24th, 2012



318 knitted fence posts. You can't quite see the joke in this shot; here's a much better photo by a friend of the artists.

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Little hints

January 24th, 2012



of playing cards

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A wider shot

January 24th, 2012


Day 25

Domino Sugar

January 24th, 2012



In the late 1800s, this refinery processed the majority of the sugar consumed in the US! Coming soon — you know it — condos. The only question is: will they put Mr. Pouty in their ads?

Day 25

Secret Project Robot

January 24th, 2012



Well, the former Secret Project Robot, anyway.