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Day 2499

Still at it!

November 2nd, 2018


I'm still walking and posting; I'm just working through a huge backlog of photos right now. The latest posts (below) are much more recent than they appear — the dates you see are the dates I took the pictures, not the dates I published the posts.

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9/11 memorial #259

September 6th, 2015


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Chestnut tree

September 6th, 2015


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9/11 memorial #258

September 6th, 2015



Firefighter Scott M. Kopytko Triangle

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More jujubes

September 6th, 2015



I've now seen two of these trees today, after never having noticed one before in my life.

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Forty Five Seventeen

September 6th, 2015



One Hundred Fifty Ninth Street

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Dangling cucurbits

September 6th, 2015



Bottle gourds and bitter melons, I believe. You can take a closer look here.

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First ripe figs of 2015

September 6th, 2015



It's looking like this year is gonna be another sad one for NYC's figs. But not as bad as last year: the five or so ripe figs in this photo (zoom in) exceed the total I saw in all of 2014.

Day 1346

Two eras of call box lights

September 6th, 2015



Here we see an old pole-mounted fire department call box (retrofitted with call buttons for both the fire department and the police) accompanied by two different types of lights indicating that a call box is nearby.

The older, presumably nonfunctioning, light is mounted on a scrolled bracket that would have once supported an old street lamp. The newer light is the orange-pink cylinder — the thing shaped like a can of tennis balls — on top of the modern street lamp.

(To ward off potential confusion for anyone who starts inspecting street lamps more closely, I should note that you can find on just about every street lamp a shorter cylindrical thing, often colored orange, that resembles a laundry detergent cap. These have nothing to do with call boxes; they're photocells that turn the lamps on and off depending on the amount of daylight. In fact, if you look closely at the newer call box light above — or the one pictured more clearly here — you'll see that it has an orange photocell perched right on top of it.)

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Plywood domino train wall

September 6th, 2015



The LIRR's Port Washington Branch passes by just beyond the wall.

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Jujube tree

September 6th, 2015


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Portal of the day

September 6th, 2015


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Them apples

September 6th, 2015


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Evergreen Community Garden

September 6th, 2015







This massive community garden (where things aren't always as peaceful as they look) has seriously come alive since I passed by in mid-April.