The Newtown Pentacle

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Project Firebox 99

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An ongoing catalog of New York’s endangered Fireboxes.

- photo by Mitch Waxman

This 99th portrait of a Firebox depicts that which stands proudly upon Northern Blvd at the eastern extant of the Carridor in Queens. Great expectation has been expressed by certain readers of this, your Newtown Pentacle, that some Götterdämmerung of a Firebox posting will arrive for the 100th iteration, but that misses the point of these ubiquitous columns of street furniture and will surely leave one disappointed. This scarlet sentinel survived 12 years of Michael Bloomberg’s best attempts at firebox genocide, like its brothers, and that alone is worthy of comment.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

December 7, 2013 at 10:40 am

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  1. Psst Lou, get ready. Ya got the rope? I got the chains. Charley behind the mailbox has the tape. Go easy on him. He means well.

    Paladin...twisting arms gently

    December 7, 2013 at 2:34 pm

  2. Aw c’mon, Mitch. You’ve got to have some kind of celebration.

    georgetheatheist...party pooper...not

    December 7, 2013 at 2:37 pm


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