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Day 986

Barberz #94

September 11th, 2014


Day 986

Ministries of the Exploding Word

September 11th, 2014


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Tree stockings

September 11th, 2014



Why?

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Gise Service Stations

September 11th, 2014



Occupied until recently by Sean Auto Collision

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Bristling with zip ties

September 11th, 2014



How'd they get there? To Street View!

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Taking the bird to the park

September 11th, 2014


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NO BIRD FEEDING

September 11th, 2014


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Who needs stripes?

September 11th, 2014



America's Union Jack

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9/11 memorial service on TV

September 11th, 2014



Take a closer look if you'd like.

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confessions of a teenage SATANIST

September 11th, 2014



Since most of my readers are teenage Satanists, I figure it's my responsibility to share this pamphlet I found on the sidewalk:

I stared into the flickering black candle that sat in the midst of the skull and black-handled knives on my home made altar to Satan. Reciting the incantation, I tried to ignore my nagging thoughts. I was still young — just a teenager. How had I come to the place where I felt like I was sliding headfirst into hell?
You can read the rest here and here.

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Imran

September 11th, 2014



Several years ago, my friend Yoni Brook directed a short documentary about Imran taking the reins of his father's business:

At first glance, Imran Uddin is just another 27-year-old New Yorker struggling to take over his family's business—what's unique is that his father's business is a "pick-your-own" slaughterhouse. The son of an immigrant, Imran must confront his mixed Bangladeshi-Puerto Rican heritage and gain acceptance from his father's conservative Muslim community. On one of Islam's holiest days, Imran must lead a sacrifice that will define him as a Muslim, as an American and as a son.
Read more here.

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Worksman Cycles

September 11th, 2014



As we learned last year, Worksman was founded in 1898 and is America's oldest existing bicycle manufacturer.

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Jama Masjid

September 11th, 2014



When I saw this mosque, with its rooftop additions signifying the building's conversion into a house of worship, I was reminded of Shri Trimurti Bhavan, the nearby Hindu temple we just passed. And it turns out that there's more of a connection between the two places than just the visual. They both serve the area's Indo-Guyanese residents, and the mosque is actually owned by the temple!

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Green-blue

September 11th, 2014


Day 986

Sidewalk scenery, Ozone Park

September 11th, 2014