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An illegible billboard with nothing to say or sell… it’s art, trash, or both, depending on your point of view.

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I didn’t think everyone was so happy until I uploaded today’s pictures. There weren’t shy smiles going around, but crazy grins in many photos, like on the faces of these boy-men racing down the sidewalk on their bikes.

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I’m tired of walking up and over the bridge to exit the temporary subway platform at Fourth Avenue on the F and G Trains, but I still like the the view from up high. At nighttime, you never know what kind of picture you’re going to get – here the station is very bright, but so is the sky.

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Inside this tattoo parlor, two guys sit in an unadorned room at a folding table, under fluorescent lights, waiting for customers. Maybe one does the tattooing and the other, the removal. If the place doesn’t get some atmosphere fast, they will likely be out of business soon.

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The paper is meant to protect what’s underneath, though it looks from a distance like a dance-step diagram.

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It’s sad to see an almost new feather headdress go to waste. Maybe someone picked it up to use in a Thanksgiving pageant? I don’t think these are politically correct (or accurate) – wear and powwow at your own risk.

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Long before the current lapses in subway service, these train lines serving South Brooklyn were known as the Rarely and the Never. Riders may as well wait above-ground in the fresh air; it’s easy to hear when a train arrives and run down the stairs and catch it.

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Taste of China on Fourth Avenue is your average little NYC Chinese restaurant. It’s good advertising to have the cook sitting in the window eating the grub.

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By the time I got off the F Train, the storm had moved through Park Slope. Traffic was slow on Fourth Avenue, and people were surveying the damage, sweeping up. Trees were down, some cars were smashed, and leaves and litter were everywhere. Part of this laundromat’s brick facade came down. An ambulance was on the scene, but everyone seemed okay; a few people were still inside doing wash.

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Call it what you will, but the opening in the bridge over Fourth Avenue that used to be the size of a piece of bread suddenly grew as large as a window. The next move is up to the MTA. It’s still a nice place to snap a picture, so I hope it’s not repaired anytime soon.

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