The Newtown Pentacle

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Friday odds and ends.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

MOOOOOON. That’s what I said. Ultimately I should have said “cable clutter” since that’s what you notice first. I will never understand how the spectrum/rcn/Verizon people are allowed to get away with this sort of thing in Queens. The City will hand out tickets for looking at something too long in this Borough, treats local businesses like a cash register with fines for minor infractions, and polices parking like clockwork. We have DSNY inspectors picking through the trash, building inspectors ordering sidewalk replacements all willy nilly, but when it comes to the metric shit ton of dead wires hanging off the utility poles – nada.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Same sort of thing applies over in Brooklyn, as a note. If your home had a cracked water pipe, the DEP would gladly bill you for every gallon and then fine you for the flow going into their sewers. When it’s the City, on the other hand…

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The thing in the Sapphire Megalith just laughs.

Have a great Labor Day weekend, Lords and Ladies – I’ll be walking amongst you in the shadowed edges, amongst the revenants and along the remnants.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

August 31, 2018 at 11:00 am

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  1. Hello Mitch, I see the last photo frames the Citicorp tower with the Ravenswood Power Station dock, parked transient fuel barge and old coal handling structures! I was like: wait a minute…I recognize all that stuff…! Regards, Erwin

    August 31, 2018 at 4:06 pm

  2. Mitch, look up “japan + powerlines” sometime:

    Some attempt is being made to get rid of them before the 2020 Olympics tho. Burying makes limited sense – it’s probably a lack of political will, and also very much a lack of the absolutely massive amounts of funding that would be required to literally dig up every inch of NYC to bury the lines. Out here in Queens (Elm), I don’t mind seeing my power lines: at least I know how they’re doing!

    My folks in W’msburg have recently had the company of ConEdi’s finest for what seems like the entire duration of the summer so far – after heavy rains, the panels and street outside their home got removed and dug up interminably for “work”.

    Tommy Efreeti

    September 2, 2018 at 10:40 am

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