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This place is still open for business. The washers and dryers have to be newer than the facade. Long ago someone made a vow not to spend one penny more than they had to in order to keep the launderette going.

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The sun is shining, people are happy and the vegetables are fresh… wait a minute – April Fools! This was a leftover picture from the fall. Today is gray and rainy in Brooklyn, but spring-like weather could arrive any day.

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These cost $1.79 a package. In simulated US money that translates into two counterfeit dollar bills or a twenty from a Monopoly game.

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Ya think this winter mess is some kinda joke? The store is shuttered for good and the ice freezer sits in front on the sidewalk, surrounded by snow.

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The armory lights from the empty lot on Seventh Avenue make it look like both a cathedral and gym.

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The Chinatown fish markets do a lot of business on weekends. The crabs are still flopping around in the bushel baskets. Unlike Chinatown Manhattan, in Brooklyn they’ll tolerate people taking photos. (In Manhattan, the fishmongers yell, and stores post signs saying No Pictures.)

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tunnel vision

The footbridge connecting Eighth Avenue with 20th Street over the Prospect Expressway has an unusual caged-in structure. Though the bridge doesn’t get much usage, the cars below must need protection from people who have an urge to fling things onto traffic.

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