The fantastic installation by @armando_marino_artist at Brentwood Station NYC
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My project for the MTA Brentwood Station is done! I can definitely say now that I belong to this city. Thanks to everyone involved in this dream.
#armandomarino 's artwork, “The Guardian Angel”, installed at the newly re-opened @mtalirr Brentwood station is inspired by historic and present day #Brentwood. Fabricated by @tompattidesign, the waiting room is luminous with glass panels that capture the vibrancy of the artist’s watercolor paintings and their brushstrokes. Richly colored flowers from many of Brentwood’s residents’ country of origin are harmoniously integrated, such as Mexican Dahlias, Peruvian Cantuta, and Salvadorean Flor de Izote, as well as native flowers of #LongIsland. A guardian #owl representing Brentwood’s idyllic past protects the garden. At the Brentwood Historical Society, Mariño discovered “The Legend of the Red Owl” by Charles A. Codman, written around the same time as the founding of Brentwood as “Modern Times”, a utopian community. The allegory is about past and present co-existing peacefully, in which an owl becomes the narrator’s #guardianangel. The artwork is an invitation by the artist to “discover the beauty of life that needs to be preserved… [flowers] always come back after a hard winter like a reminder that there is always hope for a better future.” #MTAArts#LIRR
Pulled some track out of storage to put under the tree last night, it was tarnished up real good, hit it with scotch bright and then wiped it clean. This LIRR hand car is pretty cool, should look good under the tree. Had @captinv behind the controls. #lirr#mth#handcar#modeltrains
Across the Queens border just north of Bushwick lies Ridgewood. The rhomboid-shaped neighborhood at the end of the M line is roughly bounded by Flushing Avenue on the west, Metropolitan Avenue on the north, the LIRR tracks to the east, and Myrtle Avenue to the South
Why celebrate the holidays in the city when you can cozy-up in the Hamptons? Tote Taxi will help you transport all your holiday essentials, gifts, decorations and luggage! Why stuff it into the car, lug to the Jitney .. and of course you know you can’t carry it all on the helicopter! Let us be your sleigh! 🛷 🌲