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  • @durinda but did you wear a dress to declare it official girlspace? 8:28 PM #
  • Apparently 52 degrees is my favorite temperature. I am as excited by the weather right now as most people are when they rave about the sun 8:58 PM


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  • stop the world, i wanna get off 5:47 AM

  • i liked going to sleep last time much better 6:03 AM
  • Is there ever an excuse not to offer a pregnant woman a seat on the train? I found a few today and then judged everyone else for the same 2:39 PM
  • i hope someone gets spanked hard for this www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/28/low.flying.plane/index.html 10:48 PM
  • @ChrisCavs I’m thankful I didn’t, but my poor Mother had a scare when my Father called to tell her he was being evacuated 10:52 PM #
  • my thoughts are with the things in the refrigerator I really need to throw out but my body is incapable of following through 10:55 PM


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failed panorama photo of monday night campfire with @langley @theambershow @robblatt 9:52 PM



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the beach came back with us…on the floor, on my face, in my bag…it’s everywhere 1:02 AM



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  • Just watched my camera dangle from a kite and then fall from the sky. 6:15 PM
  • beach @langley 6:16 PM

beach @langley

  • christmas music is playing in this diner and there is an escape hatch in the bathroom 7:53 PM

christmas music is playing in this diner and there is an escape hatch in the bathroom



christmas music is playing in this diner and there is an escape hatch in the bathroom


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go fly a kite


@langley got the idea to try and fly my camera on a kite while at jacob riis park beach. to both our surpirse it flew…and flew…and then the camera fell.

I think every frame was complely different, the camera moved so fast it completely bent the metal clip we rigged it with which then released the camera.

The video was completely vomit inducing, here was my attempt to slow, cut and insert some stills to spare you the vertigo.



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  • the last few days need to be shot with a silver bullet and buried in concrete at the bottom of the ocean 8:07 AM
  • I think dinner tonight should only consist of foods whipped, grilled and mashed 7:17 PM
  • We trust the little hamsters too much. 8:23 PM


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  • How to not claw your own face in the night v.1 – when dreaming of wasps flying in your face realize it’s likely an open window and your hair 6:00 AM
  • @Documentally  that’s #2, hope it doesn’t come to that 6:07 AM #


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  • I blame the deli for being out of chicken soup 2:06 PM
  • fml has nothing on me right now 9:46 PM


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  • Looking at a map while I lie in bed. Never knew there was a dead horse inlet and bay in Brooklyn. I think I might need to investigate. 12:32 AM
  • i’m headed out on an ADVENTURE…headed in search of this beach kensinger.blogspot.com/2008/02/dead-horse-bay.html 1:29 PM
  • Looking out the window on the A train. 2:27 PM

Looking out the window on the A train.

  • peculiar subway thingee 3:19 PM

peculiar subway thingee

  • Wandering Rockaway Beach. It is hard to believe I am in a borough of NYC 3:39 PM
  • time stands still on the beach 4:17 PM

time stands still on the beach

  • Wondering what bridge this is while I walk across it  4:28 PM

Wondering what bridge this is while I walk across it

  • Drawbridges have a lot of bounce and the vibration of the cars passing is dizzying. Hi vertigo, nice to meet you 4:36 PM
  • dead horse beach 5:16 PM

dead horse beach

  • Startling discovery – if I sit properly in the seats on this bus my feet don’t touch the floor. Strange regression déjàvu type feeling. 5:28 PM
  • @kroosh You out running? I just looked out my window and I’m pretty sure you just ran down my street. 7:55 PM
  • @langley Der. I know. Half the fun is when she gets home, if it was her, she’s gonna feel soooo stalked. 7:57 PM #
  • @wankergirl you are the modern day Holly Golightly 8:26 PM
  • how and why I found Dead Horse Beach somethingfound.net/?p=889 9:30 PM
  • @kroosh there’s a kroosh imposter. how dare her. 9:42 PM #
  • tonight i dream of the computer fairy…the one who leaves a new laptop under your pillow. in the meantime i create a back up and reinstall 10:19 PM


Dead Horse Bay Beach


I’ve always been drawn to water.  Put me in the central part of any country or continent and I get ansty.  Whether it is a true response to being far from the coast, or perceived, it’s tangible.  Since moving to Brooklyn I find myself thinking about the beach a lot more than I have since I was 12 years old when my family moved from Long Island, New York to the woods of New Jersey.  The lakes didn’t replace the ocean.  Boston, Jersey City, and San Francisco are the cities where I’ve chosen to live in between.  My love of walking – Forrest Gump style, and creating “mini-adventures” in my surroundings often starts with finding places on the map I’ve never heard of. 

 

This weekend I was looking at a map of Brooklyn and noticed “Dead Horse Bay” and “Dead Horse Inlet” at the bottom of the map, east of Coney Island and west of the Atlantic Ocean.  For whatever reason I immediately decided I needed to go there.

My google research led me to an article in the New York Times from 10 years ago and numerous blog entries and photos of a beach that was a graveyard of old bottles, shoes, and a boat.  Wikipedia summarizes the history of the beach:

“During the seventeenth century, Dutch settlers built tide mills to grind wheat into flour. A remaining millstone can still be found along the Millstone trail. From the nineteenth century to the twentieth century the area has been used in a variety of ways, including manufacturing fertilizer from the remains of dead animals, producing fish oil from the menhaden caught in the bay, and more recently a landfill for the disposal of New York City’s garbage. In 1926, much of the salt marsh surrounding Dead Horse Bay and the rest of Barren Island were pumped with sand from Jamaica Bay. This raised the land to 16 feet above the high tide mark and connected the islands to each other, and the mainland of Brooklyn, in order to create Floyd Bennett Field as New York City’s first municipal airport.”

 

One thing I couldn’t find, was a good description of how to get there.  Personally, I took the A train to Rockaway Park Beach.  From there it was a long walk down Rockaway Beach Boulevard from 116th to 149th street, through Jacob Riis Park, and over the Marine Parkway Bridge.  Just over the bridge from Queens into Brooklyn, the stairs from the pedestrian walkway lead to a sand trail onto the narrow beach.  It’s hard to imagine the beach itself hasn’t been mostly picked over for treasure. 

It’s not a beach where you can walk barefoot or would want to swim in the water.  Though it was safe enough for me to wander around alone, I’d suggest going with someone and setting out early.  I was relieved that a boat was not too far from shore with some people fishing and felt a little rushed as the sun was beginning to set. 

 

On the way back I found a quicker route.  The Q35 bus stops at Floyd Bennett Field not too far down Flatbush Avenue from the entrance to Dead Horse Beach (just head toward the Marine Highway Bridge).  It connects to the 2/5 station at Brooklyn College.

 

I went out today in search of beach.  The A train to Rockaway over Broad Channel gave me all the joy I needed right off the bat.  The gorgeous walk through neighborhoods of Rockaway Beach turned into repeated moments of “how did I not know about this” walking through the gigantic art deco playground that is Jacob Riis Park.

I stopped to take a break on the beach staring out into the endless expanse of the Atlantic Ocean before trying to figure out exactly how to get onto the longest drawbridge I’d ever seen.  Thankfully there was a pedestrian path, but I nearly broke into a run numerous times as the bridge bounced, creaked, rumbled and hummed. 

I was somewhat surprised that I was able to find Dead Horse beach relying only on the two maps I had with me (both of which basically ended before the actual beach I was trying to find) and heavy reliance on the iphone (google maps doesn’t identify the channel as “Dead Horse” only as Rockaway Inlet). 

 

As the weather gets warmer I look forward to plotting some new explorations along the coast I will always call home.

 



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  • enamel paint doesn’t wash off like other paint. should have read the directions before rubbing the brush all over my hands under the faucet 4:44 PM
  • @ChazFrench jet black…all over my hands. apparently xylene gets it off but that probably shouldn’t be applied to skin either 4:47 PM #
  • my apartment is judgmental 6:54 PM

my apartment is judgemental

  • i forgot how noisy summer is 11:00 PM


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  • Thrilled by @oprah 10:52 AM
  • Afternoon Delight 2:46 PM

Afternoon Delight



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  • I am a powerful magnet 11:16 AM
  • @iKrissi I render computers unusable by just sitting near them 11:29 AM #
  • @rojopelo Thanks for the smile love. They’ve been running at a defecit today 12:57 PM #


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  • Location found for Camp Camp = Beach, train commute from NYC. Looking at July 16-19th. Let me know if you are interested. 2:13 PM
  • @missjo_ladie an excuse to go camping and play on the beach with fun people. 2:16 PM  #
  • @deanwhitbread i still have to build it, but i have campcamp.info :) 2:20 PM #
  • @wankergirl the deli clerk wanted to know when my "sister" would be by again. He misses you 8:12 PM
  • @langley that goes without saying…all the time 8:27 PM #
  • # camp•camp planning is underway www.campcamp.info10:31 PM


camp•camp


UPDATE – 2009 turned out not to be the right year for me to plan this and also not ideal for many others to come.  Let’s plan for 2010!

 

updates will be posted at www.campcamp.info

 

If you like to camp, if you like the beach, if you need an excuse to leave NYC (or wherever you live) you should come. Even if you’ve never been camping, or don’t think you like the beach – there is plenty to do and it will be a great time. Email me for exact location details. Until the dates are set in stone and I have an idea of who is coming I’d rather not publish it.

 

So far, the basics:

 

  • The campground has tent camping and trailer hook up
  • Just “over the dunes” is the Atlantic Ocean
  • Reservations require a minimum of 7 days. Personally, I’m targeting Thursday to Sunday, but you can stay as much or as little as you’d like for the 7 day period.
  • The cost is $133 per tent for the entire week. You can fit up to 6 people per tent by the rules of the facility, but you can’t pay the $133 and put up 6 individual tents. Cost is per tent and can be shared with whomever you want to zip up with
  • Payment is required to the park directly to reserve a spot. I will provide the information to make a reservation once dates are determined
  • There are restrooms, showers, and even a café. There are two pools for a separate per day cost. Beach access is included in the weekly camping fee
  • The campsite is within commutable distance to NYC. If you don’t have a car, you can get there
  • The campground is dog friendly. Dogs are allowed on leash in the campground
  • We’d have to bring wifi with us. I’m up to the challenge, but there are no guarantees
  • There is a fire pit for cooking and smores!
  • Space is limited, the earlier you reserve your spot, the better

I will need to book the dates asap and would like your input if you think you want to come. Carve out the dates that potentially work for you HERE. I will update as dates for Podcamp Boston and Philadelphia are announced.



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  • @AriannaHalshaw Howdy! Absolutely fantastic to see you ’round these parts. 9:46 AM #
  • i really wish the light bulb above my oven hadn’t gone out. i can’t figure out if my chicken is done. 9:39 PM
  • music to do dishes by… who doesn’t f-ing love blondie? ♫ http://blip.fm/~4cb5p 10:39 PM


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  • "oh shit we’d have to get you body armor" 12:19 AM
  • It’s finally Monday. I’m so ready to go back to work. Refreshed and alert. #lies 7:59 AM
  • If I could make just two of these socks match I’d be dressed by now 8:29 AM

  • my tired hurts 4:18 PM
  • Passed a man asleep, standing against a building. He was to fondling a green leaf lovingly. Is that what NYC can do to you? 5:39 PM
  • Just stood next to some cops and watched 4 fighter jets fly over. I shrugged, they shrugged and I guess we all hope for the best 7:00 PM
  • Dear (my nook of) Brooklyn, You were a real asshole tonight. Let’s try to do better tomorrow, I think better of you than that. -nicole 8:57 PM


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  • Resorting to tribal chants to bring my computer back. Next up…human sacrifice 12:07 AM
  • 3% defrag complete. Is it drastic to say I’d offer a liver for a decent computer? 1:08 AM
  • @theambershow I wish that was an option. bitemecough 1:11 AM #
  • every single store on the way to the train is open. has Easter always been such a non holiday? or is it a sign of the economy? 1:40 PM
  • Only the florist seems to be closed. Go figure…I needed that one to be open. 1:43 PM
  • @wankergirl 3:45 PM

  • Hugs and goodbye kisses to family. Full tummies. Giggles courtesy of the kids. Tears no thanks to the cancer that is killing him. 9:29 PM


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  • tomorrow i am giving myself the gift of as much sleep as i need. so take that! 12:27 AM
  • there’s this place in brooklyn that sells loads of old windows, doors and mantles. i wish i could remember exactly where it is. 1:55 PM
  • my mother informed me by email today that the family dog is up to 441lbs. i’m really hoping it was a typo. 2:35 PM
  • @lincolnwrites nope, that’s not the treasure trove of salvaged stuff I once found accidentally. I doubt this place would have a website. 3:49 PM #
  • my computer is acting like it has a migraine 10:12 PM


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  • grandpa’s socks 10:44 AM

grandpa's socks

  • @stevepurkiss does your local paper publish a police blotter? That’s usually where you see ‘em in the states.10:45 AM #
  • who’s currently scanning a watermelon? oh, that would be me. 7:16 PM
  • @doverbey sticky. 7:29 PM #
  • @IAmKat i enjoy putting unlikely things in computer equipment www.flickr.com/photos/misssomething/sets/72157607656769421www.flickr.com/photos/misssomething/sets/72157607656769421// 7:34 PM #
  • easter egg lights 9:51 PM

easter egg lights

  • @langley i laid them just for you 9:53 PM #


easter egg lights


grandpa’s socks


Last Sunday
 
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  • @wankergirl I don’t know about you, but I’m wearing an alien robot necklace today 9:10 AM

@wankergirl I don't know about you, but I'm wearing an alien robot necklace  today

  • It’s too early to be this sarcastic 9:17 AM
  • For the second time today I have walked down the completely wrong block than the one I needed to. I proclaim it Near Miss Day #nearmissday 2:46 PM
  • having my mind bent watching a discussion on kids and masturbation on oprah. current debate – giving your daughter a vibrator. wow. 7:52 PM
  • @daisy17 I feel like a hypocrite because i hate boundaries but there is a part of me that thinks figuring sex out is half the fun 7:59 PM #
  • "American presidents do not bow before foreign dignitaries, whether they are princes, kings, or emperors" I had no idea. ummmm…errrrr… 8:18 PM
  • i want shop.ashidashi.com/product/warp 10:23 PM
  • @tapps every time you say you are at art bar i get all excited and think you are in nyc. it’s one of my favorites. 11:10 PM #


@wankergirl I don’t know about you, but I’m wearing a robot necklace today


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  • i appreciate poetic spam "Of silken gowns on a polished floor. It is you you to lay your hands upon a woman, just as it’s of the yukon … 11:22 PM