“Go-Green” Anytime Soon?

Who doesn’t like a tree? Especially in NYC? My request to have the DPR (department of parks and recreation), which is responsible for tree-planting in NYC, decide whether they will come out to Brooklyn to investigate whether they will plant a tree into the forlorn tree pit in front of the building, will be taken care of…within two years.

That is some impressive long-term planning.

So much roadway, so much fun

Will They Turn Silver when they Ripen?

This sidewalk fork garden fascinates me on so many levels.


Every plant at the BBG has an “accession number, which has information about the year the plant arrived at the garden and what number plant it was that year (e.g., the 1st to arrive, the 17th, the 641st). So which plant is 890641? The Large-Flowered Magnolia or the Climbing Hemp Vine?


After the Test

Students had to take an online ELA test in the computer lab.

After the test, they relaxed with defly.io, 1v1.lol, coolmathgames.com, and typingclub.com.

Stay to the left?

Usually (in America) we stay to the right when we are driving, walking on the sidewalk, or navigating school hallways.

Things are a bit different in 323.

323 Penitentary Blues

The 396K offsite known as “323” has gates everywhere. Here are the gates by the central staircase.

Stair Way Gate
More Stairway Gates

Do you think this is to keep people in or keep people out?

Let Your Imagination Run Free

More joyful, not-depressing murals from my current base.

Cheerful Sesame Street Paintings to Make Anyone Happy

These bright, cheerful paintings adorn the doors of my temporary (?) redeployment.

The students must have painted them, right?

Pilots over lunch

I took a social distance lunch break to my corner, to watch the fancy pilots do their stuff.

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