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A skilled auto mechanic can perform repairs even while a customer is lurking nearby and pretending he knows what’s going on.

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A thistle, a weed, call it what you will. The plant is beautiful to look at, but prickly to touch. It’s growing in a vacant space on Ninth Street.

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It’s a day for fancy hats. This looked a little different on Princess Beatrice.

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Exiting the Lowe’s lot onto Ninth Street, this is the view. I don’t know what the building and smokestack were part of, but they always capture my attention. In this light, the building looks rather barn-like.

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Gowanus has a new bar, Halyards, on Third Avenue. It’s so fresh that the place smells of wood rather than spilled beer. The bartender is friendly, there’s room to move around, and the dogs (2) outnumbered the babies (0). (That’s not always the case at drinking joints in the vicinity of Park Slope.)

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The business is gone, but the sign remains. Third Avenue is a flat strip of road favored by drivers in a hurry. More bars and restaurants are moving onto the avenue, a.k.a., Gowanus. The feeling is in the area is otherworldly; not unpleasant, just unlike any part of Brooklyn that’s recognizable.

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The shadows are more interesting than the banners. The harsh late-winter light creates some nice effects.

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This storefront has a painting of a decorated chalkboard hanging in front. On top of that is some graffiti, which, though rather like writing with a Sharpie on a blackboard, gives the brick area some personality.

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Today turned out to be a lovely day with a bright blue sky. I looked up, away from the melting snow and mess on the sidewalk, and saw this terrace with potted bushes that had gotten roughed up by the wind and weather.

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Radiators and tin ceilings end up at the same place, on Ninth Street near the canal. What’s next for this heavy accumulation?

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