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Posted By Jon DeRosa On February 16, 2012 @ 9:41 am In Jon DeRosa,New York City Pictures,New York Minute,NYC,NYC Memories and Moments | Comments Disabled

Found on the walk between uptown pre-schools a few weeks ago: one of New York City’s greatest mysteries.

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To me, anyway. The first time I remember seeing sneakers strung across telephone wires I was in the Bronx around Yankee Stadium. I asked why, and I’m sure I received an answer, but the answer didn’t have sufficient tack to stay with me.

Here are a bunch of theories [2], though not exclusive to New York. I like the idea that when you get a new pair, you throw the old ones up there. And since my wife snapped this pic on a block between my kids’ schools, let’s be tooptimistic and rule out the crack, murder and gang-related explanations.

 


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