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Ideally, the banner flutters and spins so that cars from each direction get to read the word Welcome properly. This sign is stuck at an angle so that the cars passing closest to it always have to read the word backwards, though. I’m sensing a mixed message.

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Light rain, fog, low visibility, periods of heavy rain – that’s what it’s been like this week. The 3-day weekend is almost here and they say the sun may come out now and then.

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When I saw this picture, I felt like I was peering into an outdoor subway car at night, like the F Train at Fourth Avenue, rather than a street-corner laundromat. Life takes an occasional surreal turn, but don’t think too much about where the water and electricity for the mobile washers and dryers might come from.

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A surprising number of businesses still have Christmas decorations in their windows. This Chinese bakery is still promoting Summer Special Drink, and it’s 32 degrees out.

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No one’s set foot in this lot for a couple days. There have been plenty of gray days this fall/winter, so I’m glad to have two inches of snow to lighten the scene up.

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Green-Wood Cemetery was closed to visitors today because the roads were icy. A walk along the fence turned up an interesting found object, though. New Year’s Eve was three weeks ago, and today was the first real snow of the season.

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Ghost bikes are memorials placed where cyclists were hit or killed on the street. Here, at the corner of 59th Street and Ft. Hamilton Parkway, a pizza delivery man was killed by a hit-and-run rental truck in May of 2011. Police caught the driver a block away.

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On the edge of Chinatown, it was a cold and gray day. Then the sun came out for ten minutes and there was a magnificent sunset. BTW, January is a good month to find bargains on chandeliers.

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Many things, when you pause and look, are school-bus yellow: the walk sign, taxis, and the On the Run sign. Inside the store, there are probably also some food products related to cheese that are the same color, but I’ll save that research for another day.

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Can’t help it; every so often I need to take a picture of a gas station at night. For $2.52, you can buy a large quantity of Coke to drink in the car.

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