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Historical photos of the old fountain at the LIRR station [updated with more photos]

sealfountainIn response to my fountain proposal from yesterday, a reader named Doug sent in photos of the old fountain at the LIRR station. These old photos sometimes drives me nuts. While I don’t fully know the history behind it all, whose bright idea was it to destroy such a beautiful feature of our city? Well, at least now we have a billboard.
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Fountain was flooding Kennedy Plaza Yesterday. My new fountain proposal.

The existing fountain is too big and it leaks. I guess visually, a large fountain makes a grand statement, but I think a small round fountain would be better. Like a meeting place where we can sit around, drink coffee and discuss philosophy. Perhaps with a statue of the mermaid, neptune and tower from our city seal? What a vague post. Whatever…. I like to dream. Here is a terrible photoshop. Can somebody please make this happen? sealfountain