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Day 968

Buster’s Crossing

August 24th, 2014


Day 968

Now More Than Ever

August 24th, 2014


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Day 946

Portal of the day

August 2nd, 2014


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Cell antennas? What cell antennas?

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Flourishing curbside garden

August 2nd, 2014


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Eighteen

August 2nd, 2014


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Eltingville Transit Center

August 2nd, 2014



In 2010, the NY Times ran a little day-in-the-life account of the goings-on at this park-and-ride bus hub:

At 12:36 p.m., one of the pay phones inside the center rang.

"Hello," said the man on the other end, sounding as if he was trying to keep calm. "Someone called me from this number like 10 times?"

He had reached a bus station on Staten Island, he was told.

"O.K.," he said, and hung up.

Nine minutes later he called back, wanting to know who had been calling him earlier.

"Because someone’s harassing me now, and this is in the middle of a police investigation," he said. "Where is this place?"

The Eltingville Transit Center.

"O.K.," he said, and hung up again.

Day 946

NO CARTS

August 2nd, 2014



Protecting a baby fig tree

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Backyard pears

August 2nd, 2014


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Sweet Brook Bluebelt

August 2nd, 2014



What's a Bluebelt?

The Staten Island Bluebelt is an award winning, ecologically sound and cost-effective stormwater management for approximately one third of Staten Island’s land area. The program preserves natural drainage corridors, called Bluebelts, including streams, ponds, and other wetland areas. Preservation of these wetland systems allows them to perform their functions of conveying, storing, and filtering stormwater. In addition, the Bluebelts provide important community open spaces and diverse wildlife habitats. The Bluebelt program saves tens of millions of dollars in infrastructure costs when compared to providing conventional storm sewers for the same land area. This program demonstrates how wetland preservation can be economically prudent and environmentally responsible.

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Flortal of the day

August 2nd, 2014


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Day 924

Wings over Wokaway

July 11th, 2014


Day 924

HOLY LAND

July 11th, 2014



Welcome to the home of Hector Figueroa, a.k.a. Ultimate Inventor, the creator of, among other things, the Store & Oar boat/roof-mounted cargo carrier on top of the minivan at left.

Has Hector really "found the total solution to finally stop poverty in America" with his inventions? Can he bring prosperity to all with his Quick Cool line of rotating multi-cup drink coolers, his Roll N' Lite matches with built-in cigarette papers, and his Electro Babywalk U.S.A. remote-controlled baby walker? Check out his website to learn "what the news media doesn't want you to know".

(Here's a collection of photos I took of the various posters and signs displayed on his property. This one is as good a place to start as any.)