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Day 912



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Video game face

June 29th, 2014


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Classic Queens. This ridiculous intersection is marked by rare survivors from the days when NYC streets signs were color-coded by borough.

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HEAD4CHE

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Supreme Post

June 29th, 2014



is the name of this fortress-like house, according to that plaque by the gate.



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Morning on a lawn

June 29th, 2014



Speaking of green, I came across 16 dollars (a ten, a five, and a one) lying on the ground shortly after I took this photo — the most money I've found on this walk. I pick up a lot of pennies and occasionally other coins, but I very rarely find paper money.

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A well-labeled garden

June 29th, 2014



This is just in somebody's yard.

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6:15 AM

June 29th, 2014



Sarvagata heads into the light of the early-morning sun on yet another trip around the block.

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5:59:42 AM

June 29th, 2014



The runners gather at the starting line each morning for a few moments of silent reflection before the day begins. Vasu, with the backpack, just arrived and is rushing to get ready.

On the first day of this year's race, several hours in, Vasu stopped mid-block to speak to me just as I was leaving. In Russian-tinged English, he started saying something about my mother, and I thought he must have had me confused with someone else, because how would he know my mother? Then I remembered that my parents had visited New York last summer and we had stopped by the race, although it was only for a few minutes. But it was apparently long enough to make an impression. Vasu went on to tell me that my mom has a beautiful smile, and that he still remembers it all this time later. He just wanted to let me know, and then he kept running.

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5:58 AM

June 29th, 2014



Sopan arrives two minutes before today's start. In addition to the 3,100 miles they must cover on foot, the runners also generally bike to and from their (relatively nearby) temporary residences each day.

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5:55 AM

June 29th, 2014



Day 15 of this year's Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race begins in five minutes. The runners have to leave the course each day for six hours starting at midnight, so each new day begins at 6 AM. As you can see, Sarvagata has already covered nearly 1,000 miles in a mere two weeks.

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Day 905




This is the western edge of the Caddell Dry Dock and Repair Company's facilities, which stretch for more than half a mile along Richmond Terrace.

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Heritage Park

June 22nd, 2014



Recently opened on the former site of the old Blissenbach Marina, a contaminated boatyard owned by the now-defunct Marine Power and Light Corporation (whose adjacent building we saw in the previous photo), this is the city's "first post-Hurricane Sandy resilient waterfront park". You can see some not terribly impressive photos of the place here.