No A/c No TV

I should play a clip at this point of the Stones ” I can’t get no..,.”

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The Last Day

Note for home: planning, urban beauty, urban ugly.¬† Shelly’s post. The case of the Peace Bridge. The Bayonne Bridge. Coney Island. The non-event of visiting Church Ave. and E. 3rd St. The Neighborhood as mixmastered stuff with lumps.

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Day 5

Theme for all the annoying glitches: The Stones’ “I can’t get no satisfaction…”

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Third Day

All day Brooklyn Bridge immersion. Ann Marie and I ended up at the South St. Seaport and agreed that it represented a Disneyfication of what was once a vital manufacturing/commercial hub. This has become a theme of the last three days. Are we studying the irrevocable decline of a great American city? As Robert Zagaroli put it this morning: the city exists now for the rich and tourists. More later.

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Adams St.– Spike Lees’s Brklyn

We spent yesterday studying where the city’s garbage is stored. Here’s the borough’s pr image.

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Engstef’s Along the Shore

First¬† day. Strenuous, informative walk along Greenpoint’s main drag. Lots of Polish talk on cell phones. Remined me of Grant Street in Buffalo, NY Streetscape looked just the same– only shorter

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