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Tuesday

– photo by Mitch Waxman

April 12th offered an extremely productive evening up to me. The weather was perfect – crisp and clear – and I had no obligations to hold me back from just wandering around the “study area.” A long walk was on the menu, so here we go…

First stop was at “hole reliable” along the fence lines of the Sunnyside Yards, where a Long Island Railroad train was hurtling through the Harold Interlocking on its way into Manhattan.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Next up was yet another visit to Long Island City’s 29th street to document the continuing collapse of a bulkhead into Newtown Creek’s Dutch Kills tributary.

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

Yup, getting worse, every time it rains.

Can’t wait to call out the elected officials and agency personnel at the funeral of whomsoever ends up dying here when the street collapses. I will happily testify at the court case too.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

One continued on his merry way, and decided that tonight would a good one to loop across the Newtown Creek at the Pulaski Bridge and then use the Newtown Creek Nature Walk to connect to the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge via Kingsland Avenue to get back to Queens.

As it turned out, this was a fortuitous idea, as you’ll see later on this week.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Checked in on my beloved tree of Paradise, which was just beginning to bud with spring time foliage.

I continued up to Borden Avenue.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Long Island Railroad 404 was crossing Borden Avenue, on its way to the Main Line tracks at Sunnyside Yards. There’s a bit of complicated rail infrastructure nearby.

I’ll attempt to talk about that in some detail tomorrow, at this – your Newtown Pentacle.


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