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abstract malingering

Friday odds and ends.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

A sudden explosion of cast off gloves, observed, makes one wonder if the Queens Cobbler has been joined by a new fiend whom I’ve been referring to as the “Queens Gaunter.” The name “Gaunter” is derived from a fairly archaic English, incidentally, and it’s from the same root of the word which “Gauntlet” comes from. 463 more words


When You Wish Upon a Starbucks by Karly Timko-Ruiz

By now, you have either done one of two things: pass a packed Starbucks, or been in one. It’s hard to escape the ever-expanding coffee chain in your daily life, but who’s saying that’s a bad thing? 636 more words

Maspeth News

hyper glycemic

Get off my lawn.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Oh, industrial Maspeth… the only place these days where a humble narrator can find any peace. Unfortunately, the Real Estate Industrial Complex has noticed the place in recent months, and there’s been series of flurried exchanges of industrial properties taking place thereabouts which have involved eye watering amounts of cash. 720 more words

New York City

Exclusive: Maspeth Business Owners Say They’re Sick Of Persistent Power Problems

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Hundreds of people lost power Wednesday in Queens, and business owners say this isn’t the first time.

As CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported, it was a loud burst around 7 a.m. 357 more words


luring skylines

Only the lonely…

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Girt in filthy black outer wear, with camera dangling, recent endeavor found a humble narrator scuttling in the general direction of Bushwick from Astoria. 570 more words

New York City

Officer hit with brick, hospitalized in Queens; 2 people detained: police

MASPETH — A New York police officer was struck in the head with a brick Tuesday afternoon as he responded to an apparent dispute between a Maspeth homeowner and a city building inspector responding to complaints. 219 more words


small village

Literally in a dark place, me.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, over the weekend one was trekking through Industrial Maspeth. After catching up with a couple of old friends in Ridgewood later in the day, one began scuttling back to Astoria well after the burning thermonuclear eye of God itself had disappeared behind New Jersey. 453 more words