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From the owners of Aladdin Bakery comes a bakery shop (5th Avenue and 26th Street). For sale there are bread and baked goods, (mmmm… cinnamon rolls), sandwiches, and coffee. There is seating for a small number of people. It’s fun to look out the window because more than half the people who go by are surprised that a new place, somewhere they would want to go, has opened on this strip. (Time Warner Cable is up the street.)

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Time and the elements have not been kind to the statues at Green-Wood Cemetery, the decay can also be beautiful.

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Henry Chadwick, 1824-1908, Green-Wood Cemetery

Henry Chadwick was born in Britain and grew up playing cricket, but he is remembered for his contribution to baseball. Chadwick moved to Brooklyn as a child and became a sportswriter; when the game of baseball was organized in the 1860’s, Chadwick devised the box scoring system in order to better report on the game. Later, he wrote the first guides to baseball.

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