Sunday Afternoon in Sunset Park / Bush Terminal

I took a long bike ride Sunday afternoon, down through Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge to the Belt Parkway, around under the Verrazano Bridge to 65th Street, and back through Sunset Park and Bush Terminal. I didn’t have the camera, just the cell phone, but I took a few photos anyway. Wrapped up the weekend with The Corpse Bride which was quite fun and like all Tim Burton’s work, beautiful to look at.

Update: The modified walk sign in the first photo is apparently the work of ThunderCut, a pair of Brooklyn artists mentioned in New York Magazine recently.

Don't Walk, Stumble Don’t Walk, Stumble
Having much more fun than the average walk icon. Underhill Avenue and Pacific Street, Brooklyn.
First Avenue, Brooklyn First Avenue, Brooklyn
This abandoned locomotive is in Bush Terminal, at First Avenue and 44th Street. The New York Cross-Harbor Railroad is a car-float operation (meaning that it loads railroad cars on barges and ships them across from Red Hook and Sunset Park to New Jersey).
Abandoned Redbird Abandoned Redbird
An old IRT subway car, stored next to the NYCH locomotive just pictured. New subway cars arrive in NYC via the NYCH, and old ones depart the same way.
Bush Terminal Bush Terminal
Quiet cobblestone streets on a Sunday afternoon. (Actually, these are not cobblestones, but Belgian Block.)
On the Waterfront On the Waterfront
39th Street, looking east from Second Avenue.
Hot Cheese Bottle Hot Cheese Bottle
Seen in bulk, the yellow substance they serve with nachos at the movies looks even more frightening. It always looks to me like the stuff they paint stripes on the road with.

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