The Newtown Pentacle

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Project Firebox 85

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An ongoing catalog of New York’s endangered Fireboxes.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

At the border of Woodside and Astoria, someone has been fancying up the Fireboxes. This specimen is found at 32nd avenue and 51st street, clad in gilt. Non regulation, at least someone other than me has begun to take notice of these municipal guardians, and decided to take ownership over the local street furniture.

Want to see something cool? Summer 2013 Walking Tours-

The Poison Cauldron of the Newtown Creek – TODAY, Saturday, August 24, 2013
Newtown Creek walking tour with Mitch Waxman and Atlas Obscura, tickets now on sale. Walk ups welcome.

Written by Mitch Waxman

August 24, 2013 at 7:30 am

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  1. Oh drats, would have loved to join your walk of Newtown Creek! Please warn us far more ahead of time, please?


    August 24, 2013 at 12:26 pm

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