The Newtown Pentacle

Altissima quaeque flumina minimo sono labi

shrank away

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- photo by Mitch Waxman

In the posting “perfect service” a few days ago, the tableau of a Con Ed street repair was described. The gentlemen who performed this repair left behind a safety cone sitting on top of the manhole cover to their street pit. Two days later, the cone was moved for a time by a group of gentlemen with a giant masonry saw powerful enough to cut street.

It was all very exciting.

- photo by Mitch Waxman

After packing their saw back up onto a truck, they replaced the cone.

One is beside himself waiting for the next pulse pounding installment. Will someone come with a drill, punching holes in the asphalt? Will the entire block drop through the subway below? Lasers, perhaps? I will keep you posted.

- photo by Mitch Waxman

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Written by Mitch Waxman

March 1, 2013 at 12:15 am

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  1. Beautiful muffins!

    nyirishhistory

    March 1, 2013 at 3:20 am

  2. Pardon me for interrupting your…..uh….”hookup”, but I was looking for the Newtown Pentacle when I seem to have stumbled into this chatroom prefaced with a blurb written by some deluded octogenarian. If you’ll kindly direct me to where the Newtown Pentacle has been moved to, I’d be much obliged and be on my way.
    Please excuse the interruption. Thank you.

    Cav

    March 1, 2013 at 11:26 am

  3. Quite amusing!

    Dibis Blastofs

    March 2, 2013 at 12:18 pm

  4. I’m glad to hear that you’re finding the inherent tension in the inner lives of orange street cones, and solace in delicious pastries ( those are some curvy, voluptuous muffins!). I sense spring is very close, so hang in there! Dare I ask, maybe a post on bakeries thriving in the shadow of the great Monolith is in order?

    Phillip Musegaas

    March 2, 2013 at 9:52 pm

  5. [...] An ongoing saga, the repairs visited upon a formerly smoldering Con Ed street pit here in Astoria continue unabated. The repair crew visualized in the images adorning this post wore Orange (the first wore blue), as can plainly be perceived, but a third unit arrived who were clad in grayish white costume. This tertiary band of pale laborers escaped photographic scrutiny, I am afraid, but the Oranges were not so lucky. For the first installment of this ongoing urban epic, vist the post “perfect service” and the ancillary “shrank away.“ [...]


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