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August 3, 2009

Misc NYC_Nostalgia Train Ride – August 1_2, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — wally426 @ 4:33 pm

 

7th Ave

 

 

Chlorinated Flow

 

Sunset

 

 

 

 

Razorwire

 

Melted Glory

 

Crane – Gowanus

 

 

 

 

Ca$hed

 

Postal

 

Grand St.

 

 

Market ready

 

La vita è bella

 

 

Playground – LES Projects

 

Appeal

 

To be blunt…

 

 

Wrong end of a fist fight – Alphabet City

 

In all my years of exploring Manhattan Island, I’ve never seen an address like this…

 

Bubble Chandelier

 

Chinatown

 

Tucked in for the night

 

Supreme Court Passageway

 

City Hall station entrance

 

One down, 64 million to go…

 

Downtown Brooklyn

 

Knowledge Bin

 

 

’57 Chevy – Contained the first small-block V-8 engine in any model since 1918

 

1940 DeSoto Deluxe Sedan

 

 

 

White-walled

 

 

Overtaking

 

Scaffolding corridor

 

A rat jumped out of the bricks and scared me as I took this one, hence the blur

 

On an abandoned building down by the waterfront, someone had written dates all over the place. Not sure what his/her connection was to the building, there certainly wasn’t any rhyme or reason to the date ranges…

 

…that’s why I love you

 

Looking NW down Furman St.

 

Joralemon St.

 

Strolling down Garden Pl., Brooklyn Heights

 

Dumpster Bed

 

Billboard Art

 

Before the NYC Transit Authority, there was the Metropolitan Transit Authority

 

Bitch Bakes looking at home on this wonderfully restored R-10

 

 

The double F was twice as slow as the regular F

 

Stand Clear

 

 

Rivets

Speaker

 

Old Subway Ad

 

 

The best part of the trip is watching people’s reactions as you roll through the stations. They ranged from anger *why isn’t this train stopping??* to bewilderment *What ridiculous plan is the MTA concocting now??*

 

Our train, the R-1, made in 1931. It actually ran passengers until the early 1970’s!

 1958

 

Get your sockets here!

 

Signal Light

 

 

After dropping into a taqueria on the UWS, I noticed this on a wall near the register. The woman still remembered what she ordered, a veggie burrito with extra guacamole…

 

Morrison, stripped

 

Incandescent

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1 Comment »

  1. That goddamn double F!

    Comment by Nick — August 8, 2009 @ 3:33 am


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