Sunday, September 15, 2019

Treasures in the Thrash

I think it is simply amazing that New Yorkers simply throw away amazing things. Imagine, a bag of thrash can indeed contain treasures! 

I came across this BoingBoing post on Friday – actually it has been featured before in 2016 and 2017 – and it tells of a New York sanitation worker Nelson Molina (right) who picked personal stuff from the garbage he collected in East Harlem. And he had amassed more than 45,000 cataloged items. 

From a shelf full of Furbies to tables of typewriters and Buddha statues to discarded vintage photographs and large pieces of art, Molina's collection is a fascinating history of what New Yorkers discarded since 1981. 

Carefully and diligently, Molina has put together a wunderkammer of artefacts that is a sight to behold:

This 2014 video, certainly, evokes sappy nostalgia. 

The ‘private’ museum is located on the second floor of a Department of Sanitation garage in East Harlem, a neighborhood of Upper Manhattan, New York City in the US. 

Molina may have retired in 2015 but he continues to maintain the museum and going there three days a week. Assiduous drive. Awesome devotion. Absolute dedication. 

And he gave these memorabilia a second life.

A 3-1 win for Liverpool on Saturday. 

Newcastle made it difficult for the Reds at the start of this EPL match – they stunned the latter in just seven minutes and Adrian San Miguel del Castillo simply had no chance. 

I guess this woke up the Reds and Sadio Mane scored a brace (28, 40) and Mohamed Salah got the vital third in the seventy-second minute. 

Liverpool top the table with a 100% record – and 15 points from a possible 15.

Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic toiled to a slim 1-0 win over stubborn Hamilton Academical on the same day too. 

James Forrest converted debutant Mohamed Elyounoussi's cross in only four minutes – and maintained their 100% start.

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