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Today’s route — 12.6 miles

January 14th, 2013

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Danilo and Margarita

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Spending most of my waking hours in 2012 either walking around New York or working on this website, I'm pretty sure I saw more ads for the Dominican presidential election than I did for the US one! This sign looks to have been updated since Danilo Medina's victory back in May; I'd guess it is maintained by the resident of the adjacent apartment with the Dominican flags in the windows.

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Portals of the day

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Ridin’ low

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No plates and no registration — I guess you don't need 'em when you're an intergalactic space cruiser.

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Glimpsing a belfry

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Beer

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One hell of a roof

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Miss Salon

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I think I have now walked enough of the city's streets to state with confidence that this girl's face graces the windows of more New York hair and beauty salons than any other.

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Who’s that dude in the back?

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It's worth noting that, as far as I can tell, this is not a church or any sort of religious institution — it's just somebody's apartment. There's also a large painting of the Divino Niño on display just out of frame to the right.

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Please Do Not Deface

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Property Dedicated To God

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at the Fraternity of St. Michael

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The aforeglimpsed belfry

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of St. Michael's Church

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Inside St. Michael’s

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Mural in progress

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Although not much progress has been made since August. The face penciled in beneath the painted hair looks to be Yusuf Hawkins.

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"The New Lots Reformed Church, constructed in 1823-24, is a fine example of rural church architecture, and, as a wooden church of this period, is architecturally unique in New York City. Its hand-hewn wooden timbers, notched and jointed and secured by pegs, attest to the fine craftsmanship of the men who built it. It retains its clean, simple Gothic details which recall the early period of its construction and the abiding faith of the church members who built it."

Some of the graves in the cemetery were relocated here from an older burial ground across the street, dating back to the 17th century, that held the remains of Revolutionary War soldiers and slaves, in addition to local residents.

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Churchagogue of the day

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The former Congregation Sons of Judah

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Garage on stilts

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This spaceport can be found on Barbey Street as it winds its way up through Cypress Hills toward the lofty reaches of Highland Boulevard.

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Bow tie and diamond

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A beauty on high

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Merry Christmas

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Linden Boulevard Steam Plant

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Owned by the Housing Authority, this plant presumably provides steam to the dozens of nearby public housing buildings.