The Newtown Pentacle

Altissima quaeque flumina minimo sono labi

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

The ignominy of metallic pallor disguises this guardian of the public good as it hangs in vigil amongst the myriad ecstasies of Blissville in Queens. Deep below the cement and soil of this ancient village surge the ground waters of the Newtown Creek, and in nearby Greenpoint titan industries form the energy and wastewater backbone of New York City. Never quiet, Greenpoint Avenue is its home and the hoary byway is ennobled by its long and thankless service.

Written by Mitch Waxman

March 31, 2012 at 12:15 am

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  1. Together with St Teresa’s school mates, attended the dedication of the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge, wihich I believe was in1929.


    April 1, 2012 at 12:15 am

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