The Newtown Pentacle

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Ain’t Queens cool?

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The views available from the IRT Flushing, or 7 Line subway, tracks along Queens Blvd. never fail to impress. The three shots in today’s post were captured at the 40th Lowery stop in Sunnyside one recent late afternoon/early evening. One was returning to the neighborhood from some adventure and I had decided that rather than transferring to R line in Jackson Heights, which comes quite a bit closer to HQ than the 7 does, I’d instead take the train to somewhere photogenic and then walk home instead. This is one of my little habits, and guilty pleasures.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

I’ve always loved the telephoto possibilities along the 7, as there aren’t all that many spots along the elevated lines where you can capture an entire train in one picture. In recent weeks, as mentioned in prior posts, a humble narrator has been beset by obligation and I haven’t had too many chances to say “cool” about the various sights which have rolled in front of the daily grind.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

One is fairly shattered – physically – today by yesterday’s Newtown Creekathon, which saw me guiding and narrating a walking tour of the entire Newtown Creek. It’s the shouting, ultimately, which exhausts. Couple that with the multiple miles crossed, and I found myself passing out on the couch in the early evening yesterday. At some point, one must’ve found his way into the bed, but a clear memory of moving from one set of cushions to the next doesn’t exist.


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Written by Mitch Waxman

April 29, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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  1. When we get bio-digital expandable memory storage slots in the backs of our necks, will you upgrade It’ll sure help keep track of all those pesky “lost memories”! 😉

    Tommy Efreeti

    April 29, 2019 at 1:07 pm

  2. Coming back from that trek was a nice time to have an ice cold beer, no?

    georgetheatheist . . . Ballantine blast

    April 29, 2019 at 7:56 pm

  3. great post 😁

    the #1 Itinerary

    April 30, 2019 at 8:48 am


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