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Today’s route — 13.2 miles

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Subway stained glass

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Vibrant translucency can be found in abundance on the J train's elevated station platforms. I took this shot at the Norwood Avenue stop; you can see some photos from the other stations on the MTA's surprisingly excellent Arts for Transit page.

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Keepin’ it classy

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Gotta get up there somehow

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Clemente Court

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This strange little alley leads to three dwellings tucked away inside the other houses on the block.

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Frank & Camille’s

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This piano showroom is a rare surviving piece of the old Lalance & Grosjean factory. According to the AIA Guide to New York City:

"Until most of the antique, red-painted brick structures were wasted in the mid 1980s to form yet another shopping center, this intricate array of 19th-century mill buildings was a remarkable relic of the era when the Village of Woodhaven claimed a nationally known tinware and agateware manufacture. Its products graced many an American kitchen for generations, and the Lalance & Grosjean factory employed hundreds."

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A stray page 98

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Awning samples

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Black Ice

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The interior of this car smells either really good or really bad.

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Shrine to Shiva

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This Hindu god is represented not just by the statue, but also by the lingam placed in front of it.

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Short li’l arches

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holding up the Lower Montauk

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Defective fencing

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121st Street

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This dead end north of the Lower Montauk branch is lined with big ol' American sedans from the late '60s and early '70s. Plus one devilish-looking limo to boot.

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A perfect location

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for illegal dumping: a secluded spot between a warehouse and a lightly used rail line at the end of a dead-end street

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Rocky islets

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The poetry of an accountant

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Rubie’s Costume Co.

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Rubie's started out as a neighborhood candy shop in 1950, and it's since grown into a multinational costume manufacturer and retailer.

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Plan o’clock

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a.k.a. 4:43 PM

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Barberz #33

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Eagle addiction

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Pardon the dimly lit shot. Here's a better look. I count 15.

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Portal of the day

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