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Day 2179

Still at it!

December 17th, 2017


I'm still walking and regularly posting — I'm just working through a big backlog of photos right now. See below for the latest posts. (The dates on the posts are the dates I took the pictures.)

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1953 Buick Super

August 22nd, 2015





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1963 Ford F-100 pickup

August 22nd, 2015


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Pathetic little weenie plant

August 22nd, 2015



Colocasia

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F. Kowalinski Post No. 4

August 22nd, 2015



This Polish Legion of American Veterans post is named for Frank Kowalinski, "the first U.S. Army soldier of Polish descent to be killed in combat during World War I".

From 1895 until about 1914, this building was a firehouse, home to Maspeth Engine Company No. 4. You can see a couple of old photos of the firehouse here and here.

UPDATE: On Veterans Day of 2015, a couple of months after I passed by, this block of Maspeth Avenue was co-named Frank Kowalinski Way.

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8-month-old Buddy

August 22nd, 2015



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Portal of the day

August 22nd, 2015


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Curbside cacti

August 22nd, 2015



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Custom fountain attachment

August 22nd, 2015



A great technological leap forward for those who prefer their drinking water straight from the hydrant.

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St. Stan’s grotto

August 22nd, 2015


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This church (not to be confused with the church of the same name in Brooklyn that I mentioned a few posts back) was built in the 1920s on the site of an old Quaker burial ground.

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Excellent signage

August 22nd, 2015





This is the backside of the city DOT's Maspeth Central Shop, where most of the city's traffic and street signs are made.

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Imposing gourds

August 22nd, 2015



They're growing in the same tiny, paved front yard as the cinder-block peppers in the previous photo. Not a bad harvest for a couple dozen square feet of concrete!



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Maspeth Central Shop

August 22nd, 2015



Maspeth Central is home to the city DOT's sign shop, which makes traffic and street signs for all five boroughs — some 9,000 to 12,000 signs per month, according to this video. (There was a much cooler sign out front here during the Bloomberg administration.)