Day 91

It’s Jim!

March 30th, 2012



The proprietor of 9/11 memorial #6, and renowned local marathoner, was out for a stroll with his grandson in Greenpoint today.

Day 91

Our Lady of Montserrat

March 30th, 2012



A model of the original

Day 91

Portal of the paint

March 30th, 2012


Day 91

Identical twins

March 30th, 2012



Almost.

Day 91

Tae Kwon Do

March 30th, 2012



I posted a photo of this ad when I first passed by it months ago. But it wasn't a very good shot, so I'm replacing it with this one!

Day 91

Shadow of the pear

March 30th, 2012


Day 91




Home of the Walking Sisters since 1862, this convent was shuttered a couple years ago after the order's leaders deemed it too costly to make all the necessary repairs to the aging building.

Day 91

One of many

March 30th, 2012



Part of the sprawling Pratt Sculpture Park

Day 91

Telephonic ornamentation

March 30th, 2012



This was once the headquarters of New York and New Jersey Telephone and Telegraph.

Day 91

Sewer gator!

March 30th, 2012



Walk around New York for a while and you're bound to run into some of this guy's works.

Day 91




This 149-foot-tall column and its surroundings in Fort Greene Park commemorate the 11,500 American prisoners of war who died of disease and starvation aboard British prison ships moored in the East River during the Revolutionary War, some of whose remains are interred in a crypt beneath the monument. Believe it or not, the number of deaths on those ships exceeds the total number of Americans killed in battle during the entirety of the war (disease took the lives of far more troops than combat did in those days).

Day 91

They’re back!

March 30th, 2012



Absent since 1962, when they were removed following repeated instances of vandalism, Adolph Weinman's eagles were finally returned to their original home at the Prison Ships Martyrs' Monument in Fort Greene Park as part of a restoration completed in 2008.

UPDATE (Jan. 13, 2015): I spoke to Jonathan Kuhn, Director of Art & Antiquities at the Parks Department, and he told me that two of the monument's four eagles are originals and two are replicas. The other two originals can be found at the Arsenal, the Parks Department's headquarters in Central Park.

Day 91

Today’s monument

March 30th, 2012



This memorial to thousands of tortured souls now serves as a peaceful oasis of relaxation and recreation, with the tragic story it commemorates unknown to most of its visitors. As this beautiful essay points out, this is a common fate — the physical structures of our monuments often outlive the memories they were intended to preserve.

Day 91

That unique perspective

March 30th, 2012



It must be Cekis! We've already come across at least three of his other works.

Day 91

Portal(s) of the day

March 30th, 2012


Day 91

Cascade Laundry

March 30th, 2012



Founded in 1898, Cascade grew to become the largest laundry and linen supply firm in the world before going out of business in 2010.

Day 91

MLK Jr Pl

March 30th, 2012



When I passed by its western terminus back in January, I knew I wasn't ready. But today, after months of preparation, and in a feat that will surely be inscribed in the history books of generations to come, I successfully walked the entire length of this grand boulevard, from Avenues Tompkins to Marcy, all within a span of less than 24 hours.

Day 91

Woodhull Medical Center

March 30th, 2012



Woodhull is home to the Artist Access program, which allows artists to offer their talents in exchange for medical care.