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Today’s route — 14.9 miles

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Bronx cheer

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Hanging out in a used-car lot

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Map on Mapes

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Located at the corner of 181st Street and Mapes Avenue, this map depicts the city's subways (the red lines) and highways (the orange-white lines) emerging from the filled-in outline of the Bronx in the upper left corner. I have no idea what the animals, flags, or people mean, but I like them!

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Old West Farms Soldier Cemetery

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A surprising sight nestled among neighboring apartment complexes, this public veterans' cemetery contains the remains of a few dozen men who served in four US wars: the War of 1812, the Spanish-American War, World War I, and, predominantly, the Civil War.

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View from the corner

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of the Old West Farms Soldier Cemetery

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Cemetery kitty

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Skelly

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This old street game is still hanging in there, apparently. My grandmother used to claim that when she was growing up in Brooklyn, she was the best skelly player on the block, and all the neighborhood boys would get pissed off every time she beat them.

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Permanent settlement?

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The traffic cone enclosure, the gentlemen visibly snoozing in the van, and the "No Trespassing" signs posted on the curb-facing side of these vehicles all made me wonder just how long this little encampment has been in place. A look at Street View reveals a very similar photo from a year and a half ago — have they been parked here this whole time? Twice-a-week street cleaning be damned?

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An unusual take

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on old St. Michael

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Mountain of Fire

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& Miracles Ministries

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Puerto Rican nativity scene

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Jesus got booted from the barn to make room for the lechón asado!

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Pet cemetery?

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On a hill in Crotona Park

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Cold cup of coffee

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Left outside the Department of Sanitation's District No. 6 broom depot

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Portal of the day

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Community garden chickens

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Miracle Garden chickens, to be precise

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Bronx, Rite Aid, Kingbee

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Same old same old

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Trinity 3 in 1

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An HDFC managed by Mrs. Johnson

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You can almost hear the ocean

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I saw quite a few seashells mixed into the concrete beneath my feet on this block of Clinton Avenue.

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Signs of the End Times

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One One One

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