The Newtown Pentacle

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Tis the Season.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Recently, one found himself headed towards DUGABO in Greenpoint for a Newtown Creek Alliance event. My intentions were merely to photograph and record the occasion, but as a humble narrator is cursed with the attention span of a house fly, I soon became distracted by a calvalcade of death.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Mysteriously, an abandoned DSNY property in the area is littered with animal bones. It is actually difficult to trespass on the property without crunching the most intimate of internal organs beneath your booted foot.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

A good number of these ossuarial remains are cut, in the manner which a butcher might employ. All are sun bleached, and whereas the vast majority are definitely avian in character, the higher animals are clearly represented as well.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Of interest is the fact that you mostly find limb bones, with nary a skull nor pelvis apparent.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Oddly, a floppy disc was observed at the site. Once ubiquitous, this sort of device has been obsolete for a generation, and it is odd to spot one. Who can know what information it might have once held?

– photo by Mitch Waxman

There are fresher remains to be found all over DUGABO, this ex rat was spotted on the Queens side of DUGABO whilst one was in transit to Brooklyn. Truly, DUGABO seems “death magnetic.”

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The views from this dead end, as is the case all over my beloved Creek, are spectacular.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

October 27, 2015 at 3:10 pm

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  1. […] to explore the unexpected ossuary found at a semi abandoned DSNY Marine Transfer Dock in “gently heaving.” An Atlas Obscura night time event at Brooklyn’s Greenwood Cemetery provided time and […]


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