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unseen throngs

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Not in service.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The MTA Corona facility sits nearby Citifield, and offers observers opportunity to witness the fleet. Have a happy one tonight, don’t drink and drive. Take a bus instead, huh?

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December 31, 2013 at 7:30 am

ragged purple

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My all time favorite tugboat shot.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

This was shot on November 17, 2010.

It’s a memorable date, as a fellow named Andrew Cuomo came to Newtown Creek to announce the formal settlement between NYS and ExxonMobil, concerning the Greenpoint oil spill. The Brian Nicholas entered the Creek at an optimal moment, lighting wise.

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crystal dais

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Everybody has someplace to go.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

New York City marathon day offers one the opportunity to wander around a largely traffic free Queens Plaza. An event I used to photograph regularly, I avoided it this year in the wake of the Boston bombings. Didn’t want to get all tangled up in the security web of the terror warriors.

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December 29, 2013 at 7:30 am

poppied silks

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Sweeping, ever sweeping.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The loudest of all municipal vehicles, other than certain members of the NYC Congressional delegation, has to be the street sweeping trucks operated by the DSNY. Heard this one coming from blocks away, spinning its steel brushes and singing its song of internal combustion.

Ever get hit with the pebbles, detritus, and other shrapnel these things spin off? Ow.

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December 28, 2013 at 7:30 am

frescoed halls

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Another one from the archives.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

A couple of friends of mine were getting married, and threw some big fancy “do” at a hotel over on Park Avenue. As always I had a camera with me. A clear night, the venerable Empire State Building was lit up all pretty, and the rest is pixels on a page. My friends still seem quite taken with each other, by the way.

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December 27, 2013 at 7:30 am

snorted heavily

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Mr. Waxman’s break continues.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Some kind of amphibious dog or bear, this critter finds itself imprisoned in Manhattan for the amusement of the children of that Shining City’s elites in Central Park at the zoo. As to the reasons for this presentation of archive material at this, your Newtown Pentacle, suffice to say that one such as myself is barely able to get the laundry done.

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December 26, 2013 at 7:30 am

roses and myrtle

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Remembering the worlds most famous political assassination.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The “spirit” hasn’t taken hold in me this year, and my mood is less than merry, however best wishes for a happy and a healthy are nevertheless proffered to those of you who adhere to remembrances of classical antiquity while ignoring the lessons of the olden times. Merry Christmas.

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December 24, 2013 at 7:30 am

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