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Portal of the day

September 13th, 2012


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Truth, Justice and the Comics

September 13th, 2012



That was the motto of the short-lived New York edition of Newsday, and it was the phrase that once adorned the Newsday-sponsored awning of Ray's Candy Store in the East Village. It was recently reinstated by the artist Chico alongside his tribute to the deceased Bob Arihood, a beloved neighborhood blogger.

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9/11 memorial #101

September 13th, 2012


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Financially savvy jellyfish

September 13th, 2012



They even have bank accounts these days!

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Slocum Memorial Fountain

September 13th, 2012



This fountain in storied Tompkins Square Park is dedicated to the memory of the 1,021 people who perished in New York City's deadliest disaster prior to 9/11: the burning of the General Slocum, an excursion steamer that was carrying residents of Manhattan's Little Germany to a church picnic when it caught fire in the East River in 1904. (The final survivor of this tragedy passed away almost 100 years later, in 2004.)

Day 258

Awesome mailbox #66

September 13th, 2012



It's kind of tough to see, but the lower of those two birdhouses is just a plain black mailbox.

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Temperance Fountain

September 13th, 2012



Henry Cogswell, a wealthy dentist and anti-alcohol advocate, built this fountain (one of many he donated around the country in the late 19th century) in Tompkins Square Park in the belief that he could encourage people to forgo alcohol by providing them with a plentiful supply of clean drinking water to enjoy instead. Good luck with that!

Day 258

It’s primary day again

September 13th, 2012



Who won this time?

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Asser Levy Pool

September 13th, 2012



The backside of this building

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Yikes!

September 13th, 2012


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The Oval Lawn

September 13th, 2012



at Stuyvesant Town

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Ho every one that thirsteth

September 13th, 2012



So reads the banner atop this dry, netted-off fish fountain outside the Church of the Immaculate Conception on 14th Street.

"Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters; and he that hath no money, come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price." — Isaiah 55:1

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Old Stuyvesant Campus

September 13th, 2012



The home of Stuyvesant High School from 1907 to 1992, this beautiful building was — not surprisingly — designed by Charles B.J. Snyder.

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Pay before you board

September 13th, 2012



The M15, along with three other lines, currently operates as a Select Bus Service (the MTA's version of bus rapid transit).

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Fruit of the mountain ash

September 13th, 2012


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Weeping

September 13th, 2012



This willow tree grows in one of the countless community gardens found around Alphabet City.

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Former synagogue

September 13th, 2012



Current "spectacular fourplex"

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Remember this place?

September 13th, 2012



I passed by back in July, but the windows weren't fully lit then.




Now a synagogue, this was once the church whose members died in the General Slocum disaster.