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Peering in

February 9th, 2012



New York Botanical Garden, as seen from Southern Boulevard at Fordham Road

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Gigantic greenhouse

February 9th, 2012



New York Botanical Garden. Looks like it takes up about half an acre.

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Tibetan deliverymen

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Use whatcha got, Part III

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A sad and bloody battle

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Hiding in the shade

February 9th, 2012



The final remnants of last night's snow hang on for dear life.

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Portal of the day

February 9th, 2012



This staircase connects the elevated 241st Street viaduct with an NYPD narcotics unit parking lot, and is the only connection between the police facility and the rest of the Bronx. Since the gate at the top is permanently locked, I had to walk through Mount Vernon (a city in Westchester County) to get here. And, of course, even if the gate were open, you would still have to drive through Mount Vernon to get here by car, making this little piece of the Bronx something close to an exclave. This strange geography is reminiscent of the Northwest Angle.

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Captain Fortune

February 9th, 2012



Drafted by the Expos!

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FDNY call box

February 9th, 2012



Located on Baldwin Street in the Bronx, just north of the NYPD narcotics unit. The cars parked on the upper roadway (MacQuesten Parkway — which provides the only vehicular access to Baldwin Street), as well as all the buildings you see, are in Westchester County.

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Pearl Street

February 9th, 2012



This Mount Vernon roadway transitions into a pedestrian path as it enters the Bronx neighborhood of Wakefield. Mount Vernon is named for the Virginia plantation where George Washington lived most of his life; Wakefield is named for the Virginia plantation where he was born.

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Metro-North tracks

February 9th, 2012



New Haven Line

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Lamborghini

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The Countach

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Fire alarm lights

February 9th, 2012



You can see an older light on a scrolled bracket (the bracket is possibly 100 years old — it would have originally held a streetlight) and a newer one atop the current streetlight.

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Italian-American

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Ramarley Graham’s house

February 9th, 2012



Outside the gate there is a growing memorial to the unarmed young man shot and killed by an NYPD officer last week. More than a hundred novena candles, many of them burning, line the sidewalk. On the fence hang numerous signs expressing grief and sadness, but the dominant emotion is anger at a police department that is perceived as racist and uncaring. I was standing there in rapt silence with five or six other people when a TV news crew came over, looking to stick their giant camera in the face of those mourning. Everyone immediately dispersed without a word, a collective show of disgust at that disrespectful treatment. The two figures in this photo are the reporter and cameraman.




They're always handwritten, but the text varies from one to the next. I've seen them in other neighborhoods as well, but not in such a high concentration.

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Dog?

February 9th, 2012



Beware of bat!

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Somebody’s yard

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Definitely not a 76er

February 9th, 2012



The freshest hydrant paint I've seen so far!

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Infestation

February 9th, 2012