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Image of the Week
This week, 107 years ago, the cornerstone for the Prison Ship Martyr's monument was laid in Ft. Green Park. This memorial is erected to remember more than 11,500 American prisoners who suffered and died in captivity aboard sixteen British ships that served as prisons during the Revolutionaty Wat. The remains of some of the prisoners rest in the crypt underneath the monument.
You may have noticed lately an uptick in princesses, Munch's Screams and Spidermans roaming around your neighborhood lately. This is a sure sign that the Halloween parties have started in earnest. The parties sometimes spill over other public spaces such as botanic gardens and parks. Here is a group of red devils (?) who had descended upon the New York Botanic Garden in 1998 and who unwittingly posed for the Brooklyn-based photographer Lev Dodin.
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