The Newtown Pentacle

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

If you get caught out in a wild summertime thunderstorm, wouldn’t it super lucky if you were at a friendly bar with wide awnings that allowed you to be little more than a dry spectator to the cloudburst? What if that bar was an Irish bar, found at the Times Square of Astoria at 42nd and Broadway? Then you’d know how happy a humble narrator was when this exact scenario played out at my local.

The best thing that can happen when something dramatic is happening is to be ensconced in a place where you can observe, but not participate in, the misery others are experiencing.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Even by the standards of NYC’s legendarily harsh climate – with the blizzards and heat waves and hurricanes – the last few weeks have been “wack a doodle.” Oy. It’s so humid. I don’t even want to look at the electric bill.

I was absolutely enthralled by the reflected light pouring off that young lady’s mirror, it should be mentioned.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Firebox down! That was the subject of the message I sent over to the offices of my local City Council Member – Jimmy Van Bramer. This one is on Skillman Avenue and the “Mitch Waxman Early Warning System” let the powers that be, through the aforementioned power that is, know about it.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

July 19, 2021 at 11:00 am

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  1. Doyle’s Corner. Nice.


    July 21, 2021 at 8:59 pm

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