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2019 Prime Lens Experiment – Week 7 For Week  I stopped by the Marble Hill section of Manhattan, which is on the mainland, not Manhattan Island. One river moved, another was filled in, and in the end a part of what was Manhattan is now geographically connected to the Bronx, but politically still part of […]

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  The title is a guess, I admit. I do not know whether in fact this house has anything to do with this bridge, but I cannot really imagine what other purpose it would have. It is far enough away from the railroad that it does not seem likely to have any rail function, and […]

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  These houses sit in the Spuyten Duyvil section of the Bronx, on Palisade Avenue. Named the Villas Charlotte Brontë, they were built in 1926 and contain 17 co-op apartments with stunning views. The evening I was there featured a murky sky that was not favorable for photography until almost the exact moment of sunset, when […]

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  Swing bridges are cool. This is the Amtrak Bridge that crosses Spuyten Duyvil Creek. Depending on your source, and perhaps depending on pronunciation, “Spuyten duyvil” variously translates from Dutch as “Spouting Devil,” “Spewing Devil,” “Spinning Devil”, “Devil’s Whirlpool,””Spitting Devil,” “Devil’s Spate,” or my favorite, “Spite the Devil.” Hundreds of years ago, before a lot of […]

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