The Newtown Pentacle

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It’s not you, it’s me.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

There are things which puzzle me, such as why there aren’t an abundance of street lights at work found at the off ramps of the Queensboro Bridge in Queens Plaza. You’ve got pedestrian islands to facilitate foot crossings of the traffic lanes, and there are even bike lanes, but there are few if any lamps hung from the elevated tracks above the roads. This doesn’t make sense.

“Welcome to Queens, now go fuck yourself” really should be the Borough Motto.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Queens Plaza Park is what the Durst Organization is calling its 67 story tower, which is currently rising towards an eventual seven hundred and seventy five foot zenith. Future home to nine hundred and fifty eight apartments worth of people, right here in Queens Plaza, this will be one giant mother flower.

Hopefully one of the people who will be living here someday will allow me to take a few shots out of their window or off their roof deck or whatever. I’d like to get some shots from up there before we go full “Mega City One.”

I’m too old for that dystopia crap.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Lastly, as you may have noticed by now, I’m in a fairly foul mood. There’s some people who need smiting, and others who need to be made an “example of” as a cautionary tale for others. It’s best to keep to myself for a bit, wandering through the concrete devastations in the dark, drifting with the night winds like a ghast.


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Written by Mitch Waxman

August 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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  1. Take consolation you do not live in one of these glass-walled sardine cans but rather in a human-scaled architecturally pleasant neighborhood.

    georgetheatheist . . . less is more

    August 6, 2019 at 12:04 pm

  2. “I’d like to get some shots from up there before we go full “Mega City One.” 𝒃𝒆𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆?

    @George: Compared to what’s pictured, I suppose. I fully support our hard-working blog-author moving east (or west across the Hudson) (or north past the City line) before this work catches up with him in the worst way.

    Tommy Efreeti

    August 9, 2019 at 2:14 pm

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