And we'll be saying it 48 hours before Halloween Eve.
Spotted on Skillman Avenue at 51st Street on Sunday afternoon, October 29.
Is this nuts or what?
"If you gaze at length into an abyss, the abyss gazes likewise back at you." - Friedrich Nietzsche ("Wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein.")
PHOTO 1. An accident waiting to happen? Note protruding sloped
incline planted with flowers to the left of the summit of the hill. Who
owns this dangerously-positioned incline on this TWO WAY street?
The City of New York or the Steinway Mansion owners?
PHOTO 2. Note the neighboring property's already existing fencing shown
with the red hand. Blue hand indicates the newly constructed fencing
erected by the Steinway Mansion owners. Have they diminished perhaps
dangerously the width of the public roadway?
PHOTO 3. Another view of the above. Why the need for new fencing on
this narrowly dangerous 2-way public right of way?
PHOTO 4. An extensive view of the fencing seen going up and over the
hill with the blocked view for the 2-way traffic.
PHOTO 5. A recent view of this fencing now festooned with decorative
flora. Look closely and you can see the already existing neighboring
property's lengthy fencing.
PHOTO 6. West of the Steinway Mansion's florally decorated and
ambiguously-owned protruding incline. View on 41st Street looking
north to Berrian Boulevard.
|PHOTO 7. Same fencing looking south to 19th Avenue.|
|PHOTO 1. View from Berrian Boulevard looking south.|
PHOTO 2. Extensive floral landscaping positioned on incline east
of the Mansion. Who owns this incline?
|PHOTO 3. Night-time view of the recently planted westward-facing incline.|
Note Mansion property fencing at the top of the incline. 41st Street runs
from north to south along the bottom of the photo. North at left, south at right.
So, who does this incline legally belong to? The Mansion property owners
or the City of New York?
PHOTO 4. Bird's-eye view of the issue. Note by top hand symbol the
public sidewalk's position as opposed to the jutting westward of
the incline into the 41st Street roadway.
|PHOTO 6. Different angle of the bird's-eye view.|
PHOTO 7. An extensive automated watering system has been installed
on the incline.
|PHOTO 1. THE WAY IT WAS. (2-14-13)|
PHOTO 2. RESTING ON THE BARGE SUPPORTS.AWAITING
|PHOTO 3. CALMLY AWAITING ITS FATE.|
|PHOTO 4. CAUTION. LOW BRIDGE.|
|PHOTO 5. WATCH YOUR HEAD.|
PHOTO 6. PUSHING THE TRUSS BACK UP THE
|PHOTO 7. CLEAR SAILING ON THE HORIZON.|
|PHOTO 8. CONTINUING UPSTREAM.|
|PHOTO 9. GETTING READY FOR THE TURNAROUND.|
|PHOTO 10. ALMOST THERE.|
|PHOTO 11. PREPARING ITS SWAN SONG.|
|PHOTO 12. THE START OF THE GRAND FINALE.|
|PHOTO 13. APPRECIATIVE SPECTATORS IN THE AUDIENCE.|
PHOTO 14. CLEARING THE FIRST NAUTICAL OBSTACLE:
THE NEW KOSCIUSZKO BRIDGE.
PHOTO 15. A BREATHER DURING THE ONE HOUR
LUNCH BREAK FOR WORKERS.
PHOTO 16. HOW MANY MOTOR VEHICLES OVER
THE DECADES TRAVERSED THIS SPAN?
|PHOTO 17. HARD HATS AWAIT THE NEXT ACT.|
PHOTO 18. SIDEWALK SUPERINTENDENT COMMENTS
ON THE DRAMA.
|PHOTO 19. IT'S FATE AHEAD. JOINING JUNK.|
|PHOTO 20. MOTHER NATURE AND THE HAND OF MAN.|
|PHOTO 21. REQUIESCAT IN PACE.|
PHOTO 22. APPROACHING THE SECOND NAUTICAL OBSTACLE:
THE GREENPOINT AVENUE BRIDGE.
|PHOTO 23. SITTING PLACIDLY MID-STREAM, NEWTOWN CREEK.|
PHOTO 24. SUCCESSFULLY MAKING THE
GREENPOINT AVENUE BRIDGE TRAVERSE.
|PHOTO 25. CONTINUING THE PROCESSION.|
|PHOTO 26. NAUTICAL OBSTACLE NUMBER THREE:|
THE PULASKI BRIDGE.
PHOTO 27. WAITING FOR THE PULASKI'S ALL-CLEAR CLAXON
PHOTO 28. ENTERING THE WATERS UNDER THE RAISED
ROADWAYS OF THE PULASKI BRIDGE.
PHOTO 29. THE MANHATTAN SKYLINE BECKONS AS THE
JOURNEY NEARS NEWTOWN CREEK COMPLETION.
PHOTO 30. THANK YOU FOR YEOMAN SERVICE
OVER THE DECADES. FARE THEE WELL.
|PHOTO 31. THE "OLD" MAKES WAY FOR THE "NEW".|