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Picture Postcard: Calvert Vaux Park, Brooklyn NY

5 Jul

June 5, 2016

I took these in Calvert Vaux Park on July 3rd. This is a large park in South Brooklyn that, due to its isolation alongside the Belt Parkway, relatively few people go to. You can see the Coney Island Parachute Jump in the background of a couple, and if you look closely, you can spot a horseshoe crab or two. This is their spawning season. Much of the park is brand new and newly renovated, with ball fields and picnic areas. But along the water, there are still old relics of abandoned piers and half-submerged boats. I only covered the southern edge of the park and I’ll follow up with more pics from the bulk of the park later on in the month. 

Click on the thumbnails for larger images.




Picture Postcard: Baseball Season

24 May

May 24, 2016

I passed this planter as I walked down Ocean Parkway here in Brooklyn, towards Coney Island yesterday. It’s in front of a very large building that has nothing to do with baseball.


This is Brooklyn, however, and Brooklyn has a very well-documented baseball heritage. Click here to read about my own family connection to Sandy Koufax.

However, this particular planter has some history itself. It was a member of the 1986 World Champion New York Mets!

Just kidding

Just kidding

I’m not sure where that planter came from, but I  do have a sneaking suspicion.






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