The Newtown Pentacle

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Ghosts, wolf ghosts, ghost teenagers, bears, witches, black mold, paranoia, vampires…

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The shots in today’s post are from a different night than the one I felt threatened by teenagers passing by, but still did a humble narrator lurk in fear. This time around, I found myself a couple of blocks from the future Amazon campus, an area which I’m trying to form a photographic record of before the furnaces of the real estate industry are fully stoked in response to the so called HQ2. Luckily for me, there was virtually no one about in this area after dark, but I can report that nearly every one of the squat industrial buildings found hereabouts bore a vinyl sign that read “available” followed by specific information leading one to a realtor’s name and phone number.

These vinyl signs are generally the “buboes” of a forthcoming plague of construction activity in Western Queens and North Brooklyn. It has begun, again.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

This is one of those areas where you can go knock on a door looking for work, rather than submitting a resume to some automated system. HR is usually a mid 40’s woman named Esther or Shirly, and you get to work before the sun comes up most days, but get out at four in the afternoon. The job don’t pay well, but if you’re new to speaking English or just knocked your girlfriend up, this is the sort of thing you have to do to pay the bills. These are the jobs which will be extinguished by the coming of Amazon and the white collar economy of Manhattan.

If you’re one of the people who counted on finding a job, any job, and you don’t “know someone” you can just go to New Jersey or something. Neither the “Dark Prince of Albany” nor the “Dope from Park Slope” give two shits about you.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Adolescents are real, and scary. So are political hacks. Saying that, I prefer my little world of eldritch horror and ghostly influences to the real world in Queens these days. At least monsters like vampires can be done away with by jamming a stake in their hearts and they don’t keep on getting reelected, or climbing the career ladder to new and higher positions. Ever feel like a rat trapped in a maze? I often do.


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Written by Mitch Waxman

January 10, 2019 at 11:00 am

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  1. Foolish mortal ! Our primitive ape brains cannot grasp the grand designs of your godling betters who dwell in the great Dream City of the Gods, Kadath, which we semi-evolved simians know only as Manahattan.

    Insolent cur, grovel before and worship your betters who are cloaked in human guise as The Dark Prince of Albany and the Dope from Park Slope.

    Know, miserable churl in a filthy black raincoat, that their brains are so vast that they have a TARDIS like trans-dimensional interconnection with their human appearing craniums. Do not dare to attempt to access their colossal minds lest your puny human mind be vaporized by their unspeakably vast intellects. Grovel before the godlings and question not their designs, ye apes!
    And remember: Ape does not kill ape !

    Donald Cavaioli


    January 10, 2019 at 5:23 pm

  2. It’s all simple math.
    White collar jobs pay higher then blue collar jobs which means more white collar jobs, more money in taxes collected. White collar workers tend to commit non-violent white collar crimes and tend not to commit violent crimes, hence really safe city advertising.

    More money means more wealth redistribution until our little tin god rulers can reach what they believe is an economic and social equilibrium between a very affluent population of worker drones dwelling in designated areas supporting a vast managerial state and a very poor population of dependent client voters dwelling in their own designated areas with nothing in the middle. People as commodities moved from one place to another according to the needs of the managerial state and its managerial capitalist vassals.

    All watched, monitored, regulated, controlled and pigeon holed into a rigid caste hierarchy. Living in steel cargo containers stacked one atop the other euphemistically called “micro-apartments”, in an extremely densely populated city.
    A true idiot’s paradise.

    Donald Cavaioli


    January 10, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    • But we should all keep voting Democrat here because somehow it will all get better at some point, right, right?


      January 10, 2019 at 5:45 pm

  3. The trick is to go forward never expecting anyone in office to give any consideration for you at all.

    Tommy Efreeti

    January 30, 2019 at 1:43 pm

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