Monthly Archives: July 2014

  • ORANGE ALERT! ANCIENT FIRE ALARMS

    March 14, 1999

    The familiar red fire alarm box that has been a fixture on every other street corner in New York City is being phased out, with many of them being disconnected in many neighborhoods. The city has decided that calling 911 on a cellphone is the best response when a fire breaks out. The Fire Department of New [...]

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  • SYLVAN, the cemetery at the end of the Island

    March 7, 1999
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    If it’s possible, Sylvan Cemetery, at the end of Victory Boulevard in Staten Island in the small town of Travis, had been in even worse shape than Prospect Cemetery was in 1999, when I first photographed each. In 1999 most of the headstones in Sylvan had been knocked over. As in Prospect Cemetery, overgrown weeds [...]

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