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June 13, 2017

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NoOriginalArt

I'm on jury duty this week, which has given me the opportunity (that's the most positive way to say it, I guess) to be downtown for awhile. Not that I saw any parks with flagpoles, however. If I recall correctly, you see flagpoles in NYC parks which have some sort of war memorial or historic monument, OR a community center/activities building/swimming pool. That said, it can't be TriBeCa, because there never has been a flagpole in that park: also, the space there imo is too small for even a shoestring film crew and a bunch of dancers to share. Bob Egan might be right with Chrystie [Street?] Park, which I think is called Sara Roosevelt? There is a flagpole there, but it doesn't have the tall cubic base that Steding is standing on.

I wouldn't bet real money on this, but it could be Columbus Park near the entrance. There is a circular seating area with benches; the flagpole in the circle was replaced by one of those odd nautical ones that resemble the mast of a sailing ship. I don't recall if it had a block-like stone or concrete base. It's been too hot to really walk outside and explore, as I normally would, given the chance to be back "home." But for this, I watched the Steding video twice, only to realize how terrible early 80s pop could be.

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