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Project Firebox 87

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An ongoing catalog of New York’s endangered Fireboxes.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Found at the great divide of 21st street, this sentinel has seen better days. Bent and warped by duty, it stands at one of the crossroads between the many Astorias, a signpost signaling the transition from the venerable past to the gauche present. Like all of its kind, it waits for the proverbial “now” rather than musing on “then” nor “someday.”

Written by Mitch Waxman

September 7, 2013 at 7:30 am

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  1. “Gauche present” is right. Do indeed check out that “venerable past”:

    Astoria's version of the Flatiron Building -then

    georgetheatheist...longing yore

    September 7, 2013 at 2:12 pm


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