Tragedy on Broadway
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It’s funny how you stumble on interesting bits in the unlikeliest of places. I was scouting Broadway in Brooklyn, which runs underneath the elevated JMZ train and is basically a series of greasy restaurants, dollar stores, and bodegas.
If you look closely, partially covered up by the 99¢ store sign is this really great sculpture, which centers on a tragedy mask. I like how the mask is tied to the garlands through the eye holes.
Maybe the building was an old theater before it’s current status as a dollar store? If you look under the awning, you can make out some other details, including what I think is a harp.
At least it’s still there. While I’m glad the current owners didn’t just rip this stuff out, it’s too bad that it’s mostly covered up, by a “LOCO 99¢ STORE!!!!” awning no less. I wonder if there’s a comedy mask on the other side.
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