Southern Brooklyn

Morning Mug: And Whose Soul Is This?


“One may have a blazing hearth in one’s soul and yet no one ever come to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way.” – Vincent van Gogh

Photo by nolastname, taken on Ocean Parkway between Avenue O and Avenue P.

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  1. A most curious place to put a fireplace. Did it predate the house next to it? If so, it was quite old, that house is 1900-10s vintage. Perhaps it was merely decorative.

  2. I think it was a shared chimney.
    Either way I am sure the heating bills went up when the house went down.

  3. i once peed on that fireplace when i was a kid……right next to my building lol

    just throwing out there.

  4. Wait, is this the house next to 1640 Ocean pkwy?

    thats not ocean pkwy…. what gives? there’s another fireplace lookin thing near 1640 and the building to the left of it, on ocean pkwy.

  5. If you google map between O and P on O.P. you can get a glimpse of it. There is a school bus in the way one direction.

  6. Sorry Everyone i missed,

    it was the building near 1640, that i have marked.

    Hey Lisanne is this the one near the Playground? i am trying to remember by memory….

  7. I was shocked when those houses went down. Especially this one. Tearing down an attached house isn’t very good for the one still standing. That’s why it’s cemented. It would be exposed to the elements otherwise.

  8. Damn Lizanne. I should have borrowed your colorful pic. You always get such beautiful blues.

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