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Queens Cobbler, have you no shame? A child?

– photo by Mitch Waxman

For quite a while now, one has been noticing the abundances of single shoes arrayed on the sidewalks of Western Queens, and offered that there might be a serial killer walking amongst us whom I’ve christened as “The Queens Cobbler.” Should my supposition be correct, and that the singular shoes which litter our streets are in fact some sort of grisly trophy or taunt to the gendarmé left behind by a sociopath, then this person has finally crossed the line.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

This infantile example was found on a lonely stretch of Newtown Road that spans the distance between Northern Blvd. and Broadway at the angle between Woodside and Astoria, and is the sort of shoe that an infant child would wear. It’s one thing for the Cobbler to be picking off adults, one would offer, but an innocent child?

For shame, Cobbler, for shame.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

This more recent shot from Sunnyside is so much more your style, Cobbler, so why not just leave the kids out of this?

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Written by Mitch Waxman

March 20, 2015 at 11:20 am

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  1. Indeed the game’s afoot for I have observed this soul-less arch-fiend’s handiwork even in parts of Brooklyn. I say this miscreant must be run to ground and forthwith given the boot from our fair county.

    Cav

    March 20, 2015 at 3:59 pm

  2. Tonite, we have a really big shoe.

    georgetheatheist . . . Ed Sullivan

    March 21, 2015 at 1:12 am

  3. http://www.amazon.com/RICH-HALLS-VANISHING-AMERICA-Hall/dp/0025474804/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427827190&sr=1-1&keywords=rich+hall%27s+vanishing+america
    I borrowed this book from the library and found it has a chapter (short) devoted to the author’s investigations into the one shoe issue. A bit dated and probably not hugely relevant to the NYC shoe situation. Fun book though as to things (and attitudes) no longer around.

    jaye haviland

    March 31, 2015 at 2:44 pm


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