The Newtown Pentacle

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When you live on an archipelago, you see a lot of bridges.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

As mentioned recently, a humble narrator has been trying to make some sense of the photographic archives which he’s been assembling for the last decade or so. Separating wheat from chaff, as it were. Something which has been noticed is that my eye is continually drawn to the “night shots” of the infrastructure which the municipal leaders of the past erected around our great urban hive. Pictured above is mighty Queensborough, as seen from LIC.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Certain points of view in my archive don’t exist anymore, or have been removed from public accessibility by the ravenous appetites of the Real Estate Industrial Complex. The former is the case with this shot of the East River/Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges at night, which was gathered from a landing at a former South Street Seaport structure. That landing was demolished along with the rest of the building, and has been replaced by yet another glass box which will – when opened – restrict the view to those who can afford the price of admission.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The Kosciuszcko Bridge replacement project has been a particular pleasure to photograph, and no moment brought me more excitement than the lowering of the central span of its 1939 iteration. What a show, man.

A recent bout of Flu has left a humble narrator a bit worse for wear, and short on new content this week. Accordingly, shots from the archives have been pulled and will be presented thusly, as this – your Newtown Pentacle.


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Written by Mitch Waxman

February 2, 2018 at 11:00 am

Posted in Photowalks, Pickman

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