The Newtown Pentacle

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Tuesday

– photo by Mitch Waxman

What with the vaccine and everything, I’ve been out a lot during daylight hours and have been missing my nocturnal scuttles. To remedy this, one packed up his old kit bag and smile, smile, smiled. This was a relatively short after dinner walk, one which saw me head out of Astoria in the direction of Queens Plaza where I looped back around onto Skillman Avenue for the return trip. Luckily, this is a feature rich and visually interesting pathway.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Evidence suggests that wherever the Queens Cobbler went to during the pandemic, said Cobbler being a probable serial killer who leaves behind single shoes as macabre tokens, they have returned to continue their campaign of savage conquest here in Queens. This particular momento was observed in the gutter on 42nd street at Northern Blvd.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

On my way back home, which found me walking along Skillman Avenue, several examples of Long Island Railroad’s inventory were observed hurtling along the tracks. The particular nature of the fences along this stretch negate photographic opportunity, but there’s a spot or two just big enough to squeeze a lens into.

You have to know where they are. I do.


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  1. Mitch
    You captured the building that Greg and I, and three other brothers grew up in behind the 7/11 gas station
    We were raised living over Maloney’s Bar and Grill. Our Grangfather opened it in the 30’s
    You and I listened to the rail yard from opposite sides of the tracks. It was the Pennsylvania RR yard as I recall. What is it called today?
    Your point on scarse photographic opportunity hit home. My favorite viewing point was the entrance to The Railway Express Agency

    Bill Maloney

    June 9, 2021 at 6:09 pm


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