The Newtown Pentacle

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

On March 30th, a Wednesday which also happened to be the anniversary of the Queensboro Bridge opening in 1909, a humble narrator scuttled over to the Koscisuzcko Bridge from Astoria hoping to encounter a nice sunset over the fabulous Newtown Creek.

High clouds equal a fifty/fifty chance of a light show at sunset, so I decided to throw the dice.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

One had planned in a bit of buffer time for this effort, and I had a couple of hours to wander around and see what I could see.

Looking down from on high at the ragged coastline of the Borough of Queens, in the shot above.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

More of that ragged coastline, pictured is the Queens landing of the former Penny Bridge. There also used to be a Long Island Railroad stop down there.

Heading south on the K-bridge, one crossed the line into Brooklyn.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

There’s a couple of large waste transfer stations down there, and the managers of the one pictured above never fail to hassle me when I’m taking pictures of them on the street. Ever since the walkway on the bridge has been open, I now make it a point of cracking put a few exposures.


– photo by Mitch Waxman

Down under the Kosciuszko Bridge Onramp in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint section, this burned out semi truck was noticed.

I thrive on other people’s misfortunes.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

At the newish “Under the K bridge park” in Greenpoint, and looking towards Queens at the site of the first large scale petroleum refinery in the entire country over in Queens’ Blissville section, and across the fabulous Newtown Creek.

When the sky started getting colorful, I got ready to head back to a point of elevation on the walkway above.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

May 23, 2022 at 11:00 am

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