belgian blocks and iron blocks.

Jun 12, 2012| Leave a comment

In Greenpoint, Brooklyn I found a fine example of a second generation (’63-’66) Plymouth Valiant parked on a section of Kent Avenue paved entirely in rectangular granite called Belgian block. There aren’t many cobblestone streets left in New York so it’s nice to discover them while hunting for cars. Oh by the way in 1963 Plymouth phased out the aluminum block engine and went with the iron block.
The hard to read graffiti on the green door appears to be a quote from the recently departed filmmaker and designer, Hillman Curtis. I’ll leave you with another quote from him:
Be prepared to reinvent yourself. Be prepared to go out on a limb occasionally, and be prepared to do the things that you feel strongly about that maybe other people don’t, that maybe don’t have an immediate source of income or revenue.”

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