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Day 1014

Giving me the hairy eyeball

October 9th, 2014


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Farm equipment at rest

October 9th, 2014


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Farm Museum hayride

October 9th, 2014



The signs warn pregnant women and people with bad backs not to partake: "This Is A BUMPY Ride".

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PREPARE TO BE AMAAAZED…

October 9th, 2014



The Amazing Maize Maze

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Four shorn, one to go

October 9th, 2014


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Adriance Farmhouse

October 9th, 2014



This farmhouse, the original part of which dates back to 1772, now stands on the grounds of the Queens County Farm Museum, which is said to be the oldest continuously farmed site in the state. The land was purchased by the Adriance family in 1697 and, through a succession of owners, served as a family farm until 1926. In the latter decades of that period it became a prominent commercial farm, producing more crops for market than any other farm in Queens. The state purchased the property in 1926 for Creedmoor State Hospital (today's Creedmoor Psychiatric Center), whose patients worked the farm as a form of therapy, growing food and ornamental plants for the hospital. In 1975, the property opened as the Queens County Farm Museum, which in recent years has become more of a serious working farm.

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Tribute Triangle Park

October 9th, 2014



This little park was built by the Glen Oaks Village co-op. It was apparently intended to honor both members of the armed forces and victims of 9/11, but the plaque on the rock in the background, while dedicated on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, features only "A Tribute to the Men and Women Who Have Served Our Country", so I'm not going to count this in the official 9/11 memorial tally.

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Seasonal firehouse décor

October 9th, 2014



The plaques on the left side of the building commemorate fallen firefighters from this company. The largest plaque memorializes the six firemen who died in 1920 after an oil tank exploded while they were putting out a small fire on a barge at a Brooklyn Union Gas plant. (Engine Company 251 was located in Brooklyn at the time.)

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Yuccas in Queens

October 9th, 2014


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More sorghum!

October 9th, 2014



As far as I can recall, three days ago was the first time I ever encountered sorghum growing in NYC. And now here's some more!

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Ready for Halloween

October 9th, 2014



Zoom in for more details.

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Land of the long limousines

October 9th, 2014



This is one of four stretch limos I passed within a span of maybe ten minutes today. In this bird's-eye view, you can see this limo and two others parked just a few houses away from each other.

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Day 1013

Pizza, falafel,

October 8th, 2014



three coin-operated kiddie rides, and two sukkahs

Day 1013

SouthcentralBrooklynhenge

October 8th, 2014



Huh?