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The Fancy Hat

We found this fancy hat at the corner of Church Ave and McDonald Ave in Kensington, Brooklyn.

fancy hat
We might wear the hat ourselves one day.

Mill Basin Still Has Hurricane Sandy Damage

This is present day Mill Basin, directly behind Kings Plaza Mall.

mill basin sandy damage 2014
It has yet to recover from Hurricane Sandy in 2012.  The docks are barely there and/or sunken and a sunken boat is sitting at what is left of a dock with its nose sticking out of the water.

World’s Largest Icicle

This week’s polar vortex (cough:cough lame ass name for a cold front) reminded us about the last lingering polar vortex we experienced, where we were privy to this giant ice formation on the platform of the F/G train at 4th Avenue-9th Street.  The multi-million dollar facelift that the station is receiving hasn’t had good luck fixing the leaky pipes at the southern end of the platform, because the world’s largest icicle sprouted up there over the course of several days.

polar vortex ice
polar vortex icicle
worlds largest icicle
giant icicle on nyc subway

And then it all came to an end with temperatures reaching the 40s and 50s.

Downtown Brooklyn Construction

While serving our civic duty of sitting in a room full of strangers for jury duty, our view was of the latest construction rumblings going on in downtown Brooklyn.

downtown brooklyn construction
We can’t wait for the sun to be blocked even more so, all in the name of progress.

Spring And Mulberry Construction

We know that this construction project on the corner of Spring and Mulberry is years, maybe even decades in the making.

spring and mulberry construction
But that corner lot will always be known to us as a good place for junkies to pee in, because that’s what we used to see going on it in when it was a parking lot.  Now a different set of junkies will eventually move in and they will get to pee in it.  America!

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