The Newtown Pentacle

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native form

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The native art form of Queens, NY.

- photo by Mitch Waxman

Illegal dumping is more than just an artform here in Astoria, Queens. It’s more of a design competition, wherein participants attempt to out do each other in composition, theme, and or sourcing of materials. To wit, this tableau discovered on a Sunday morning (which is locally described as “the aftermath of Saturday Night”) along Broadway at its intersection with 43rd street.

- photo by Mitch Waxman

One is fairly sure that municipal regulation forbids the disposal of a perfectly recyclable bicycle in this manner. Are you supposed to put the bike in a blue bag or a clear one? Also, shouldn’t this sort of trash get its own lane?

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There are two Newtown Creek walking tours, and a Magic Lantern show, coming up.

Saturday, May 31st, Plank Road with Newtown Creek Alliance.
Click here for tickets and more info.

Saturday, June 7th, 13 Steps around Dutch Kills with Atlas Obscura.
Click here for tickets and more info.

Wednesday, June 11th, Newtown Creek Magic Lantern Show with Brooklyn Brainery.
Click here for tickets and more info.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

May 29, 2014 at 11:00 am

6 Responses

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  1. Great article!

    erikseide

    May 29, 2014 at 11:33 am

  2. The Perils of Hanging a U-Turn. [Bucky, you in a better mood today?]

    georgetheatheist . . . annoyingly appreciative

    May 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    • Sure am, Cap.

      Mitch Waxman

      May 29, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      • That’s really great! Now consider our poor friend here:

        georgetheatheist . . . annoyingly appreciative

        May 29, 2014 at 6:35 pm

  3. […] Read more here: native form […]

  4. Haha nice.

    Rob Moses Photography

    June 1, 2014 at 7:29 pm


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