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Day 1120

How truck drivers get to prom

January 23rd, 2015


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Unusual vehicle storage

January 23rd, 2015



A 1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith and a 2011 Chrysler Pepto-Stretch

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Luna Park

January 23rd, 2015



The modern-day incarnation (map) of a Coney Island classic

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Weird Women

January 23rd, 2015



and Strange MenSideshows by the Seashore

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Brazilian butt lifts in Miami

January 23rd, 2015



Do people actually fly from New York to Miami for a butt lift? Don't we have plenty of good butt doctors here?

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Jones Walk in winter

January 23rd, 2015



If this were a summer afternoon, the stalls at left would be open and you'd see people playing all sorts of carnival games, like the bathroom-themed Stinky Feet. The stalls at right, however, would still be shuttered. The property on that side of the walkway, including the 1880s Grashorn Building (said to be Coney Island's oldest structure), has been vacant for several years now, courtesy of Joe Sitt, Coney Island's infamous "un-developer".

Looming in the distance is the Wonder Wheel. If you look closely, you'll notice that all of its cars are missing. It turns out that they get taken down each year during the off-season, and their return to the Wheel "is the first sign of spring in Coney Island. Being there to see the 24 cars go up, the Swinging ones first and then the Stationary, is like seeing crocuses bloom before your eyes."

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The Cyclone at age 87.5

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Polar Bear Club Walk

January 23rd, 2015



This honorary street sign marks the location on the Coney Island Boardwalk where members of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club meet every Sunday from November to April for their weekly dip in the Atlantic Ocean. According to its website, the club was founded in 1903 and is the oldest winter bathing organization in the United States.

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Portal of the day

January 23rd, 2015



New York Aquarium

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Today’s route — 16.1 miles

January 23rd, 2015

Day 1118

Thank You

January 21st, 2015



Det. Liu

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Blue memorial ribbons

January 21st, 2015



I saw a number of blue ribbons in the area today, but I couldn't figure out what they meant — until I passed by what turned out to be the house of Wenjian Liu, one of the two police officers (the other was Rafael Ramos) gunned down in their patrol car in Bed-Stuy on December 20. After seeing a little memorial sign in front of the house, I realized that the ribbons had been put up by neighbors as a tribute to the murdered officers.

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Waiting for the N train

January 21st, 2015



at Kings Highway

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Wave-centric ornamentation

January 21st, 2015



The seven seas?

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Garbage truck baseball bats

January 21st, 2015



On-the-job tools or self-defense weapons?