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Birth and death

April 24th, 2014


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Castle of Harnischfeger

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Meyer, Muller, and more

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Koebler loved huntin’

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and boatin'

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Traugott

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Trust God

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A good hint

April 24th, 2014



Found in the bathroom at All Faiths Cemetery




That's what the State Division of Cemeteries has to say about All Faiths Cemetery, originally known as the Lutheran Cemetery.

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Timber!

April 24th, 2014



This guy and his chainsaw were dropping substantial pieces of tree branches (zoom in to see one in flight) directly above utility lines and into the street with nary a warning sign or orange cone in sight. (Actually, there were two cones in sight, but they were just sitting on the truck. Also, they were stamped with the Con Edison logo.)

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DON’T LITTER PLEASE!

April 24th, 2014



Currently mounted to a fence on a dead-end street in Elmhurst, Queens, this multilayered palimpsest used to be one of the Triangle Parks Commission's "Brooklyn begins at Flatbush Avenue" signs. And if you really look closely, you can find evidence of yet another past life: "leash, gutter and clean up after your dog".

The gas lamps that once illuminated the aforementioned Triangle parks — formerly utilitarian traffic islands converted into little parklets in the 1970s — were donated by Brooklyn Union Gas under the company's "Cinderella" program. (We previously learned that this program was the origin of the not-nearly-as-old-as-you'd-think gas lamps found in front of many Park Slope residences.) Coincidentally, Brooklyn Union was also the company that built the massive gas tanks (and traffic-report landmarks) that for decades stood just beyond where the sign above is now located, on land that has since become Elmhurst Park.

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Men on the tracks

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of the Long Island Rail Road

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Codwise

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and flounder-foolish

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Portal of the day

April 23rd, 2014



The former St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church for the Deaf has been vibrantly re-portaled by the United Sherpa Association since the last time we passed by. (Here's a wider shot of the building.) Today the sign out front was announcing an upcoming prayer service for the victims of the recent avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 Nepali mountain guides, 13 of them Sherpas.




Dhammaramsi Burmese Buddhist monastery, occupying half of a duplex house

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