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Portal of the day

May 21st, 2014



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Jungle livin’

May 21st, 2014


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Much less adorable! For what it's worth, a guy sitting on his stoop nearby told me the church started building and then ran out of money, and was left with this bunker-like structure. It looks even weirder from the other side.




Adorable!

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Springfield Diner

May 21st, 2014



HOME OF GRITS

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Upscale ladies

May 21st, 2014


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Portal of the day

May 19th, 2014


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Ryder and Roder

May 19th, 2014



Brooklyn's Ryder Avenue runs on a diagonal between McDonald Avenue and Ocean Parkway. It ceases to exist for a block and then picks back up at East 7th Street, but with a slightly different name: Roder Avenue. Weird! Check out this map to see what I'm talking about. It seems that Roder was originally Ryder, and acquired its current name sometime in the 1920s.

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Recessed

May 19th, 2014



Street View

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Mr. Nosh

May 19th, 2014



Only in the world of kosher Chinese food could someone write a restaurant review like this one for Mr. Nosh: "the best chinese since shmulka bernstein".

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This Flemish Renaissance Revival building at 1987 (not 1984 as indicated in the linked article) Flatbush Avenue opened in 1926 as a branch of the Midwood Trust Company.

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Barberz #93

May 19th, 2014


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Just poppin’ in

May 19th, 2014



I was trying to take a picture of a sign on the door in the background when this guy suddenly strode into frame.

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Stamped

May 19th, 2014



This mural is one of two (here's the other; here are photos from their creation) adorning the walls of the old Ryder Station post office. The building is now a delivery station used by mail carriers; the retail operations were split off and relocated a few blocks away.