The Newtown Pentacle

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

Happy Thanksgiving week, which I’m taking off. Single image posts will greet you between now and Monday the 30th of November. I’ll be out taking pictures, in between dodging microbiotal clouds of expirant and looking over my shoulders for other sources of existential danger.

Today’s photo depicts the intersection of Steinway/39th st. (originally Harold Avenue) and Northern Boulevard (originally Jackson Avenue) one recent night, a crossroads right at the border of Astoria and Sunnyside.

Note: I’m writing this and several of the posts you’re going to see for the next week at the beginning of the week of Monday, November 23rd. My plan is to continue doing my solo photo walks around LIC and the Newtown Creek in the dead of night as long as that’s feasible. If you continue to see regular updates here, that means everything is kosher as far as health and well being. If the blog stops updating, it means that things have gone badly for a humble narrator.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

November 27, 2020 at 11:00 am

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  1. Mitch, do you think Harold Ave, was why Harold Interlocking was named that? In the 50s, one of the PRR towermen there was named Harold, and was a family friend and customer at Maloney’s’ It was always a joke that it was named for HIM.

    November 30, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    • I’m sure it was. Saying that, 39th street used to called Harold Avenue prior to the introduction of the n/s streets/ e/w avenues system introduced in Queens after city consolidation

      Mitch Waxman

      November 30, 2020 at 1:44 pm

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