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Day 1272

Life beside the A train

June 24th, 2015


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Portal of the day

June 24th, 2015



PS 43

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Speaking of roses…

June 24th, 2015


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Rose-draped watercraft

June 24th, 2015


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Elemeno P

June 24th, 2015



Thanks to this license plate, I just learned the name of a rock group from New Zealand whose "straight-arrow, energetic, power-pop anthems" made the band "household favourites across the nation".

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Sandy Road

June 24th, 2015



This innocuously named beachside street in the Rockaways now inadvertently memorializes a mortal enemy.

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A boardwalk-level look

June 24th, 2015



at the wilds of Arverne East

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A flattering tag

June 24th, 2015


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An abandoned pomegranate

June 24th, 2015


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A much closer look

June 24th, 2015



at this fishin' shack in Dubos Point Wildlife Sanctuary. Note the tiki torch leaning against the rear wall at left.

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BROKEN

June 24th, 2015


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Distressed vessel

June 24th, 2015



in Sommerville Basin. You can see the distinctive towers of Arverne View in the background.

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Winding around the base

June 24th, 2015



of the old Edgemere Landfill

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from the old Edgemere Landfill

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Covering the landfill

June 24th, 2015



The pink and white flowers are crownvetch. I assumed they were wildflowers, but perhaps they were planted intentionally here on the old Edgemere Landfill, as crownvetch is considered "a useful but overused erosion control plant. Its spreading growth habit, and strong root system provide soil holding ability and ground cover." Crownvetch was apparently widely seeded in Appalachian coal country to help revegetate abandoned mine sites.