Monday, May 25, 2015

Dopey lock fetish comes to Bayside

I'm not even going to pretend I understand the point of this.
Photos by the Flushing Phantom

22 comments:

H.L. Mencken said...


Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.

Anonymous said...

some kind of gang crap like graffiti, a message that you can buy drugs there or some crime will go down.

Anonymous said...

Paris bridges love locks

Anonymous said...

Doubtful it's gang-related, it's just stupid. I suppose since we destroyed all the good initial-carving trees, we must resort to this now to express neverending love.

Anonymous said...

This must be the new version of throwing the old sneakers over the telephone wires. At least that took some talent.

"Dopey lock fetish" is the appropriate title.

Anonymous said...

Bell Blvd. is "bar boulevard".
Eat drink and leave a lock . Then go back home to Nassau with your date and f--k.

Anonymous said...

Don't knock it. It's art, and better. Than that pink sculpture in LIC. LOL! That about locks it's purpose down.

Anonymous said...

It used to Bev a pair of sneakers hanging off of wires or tree branches. Kilroy was here!

Anonymous said...

Maybe some enterprising locksmith placed them here.
What do they charge to open up locks these days?
Maybe that's cheaper than replacing the chain link fence.

Anonymous said...

So Bayside has become the new Paris where lovers (?????) leave a souvenir of their bonding on bridges?
Welcome to "Bayside Village" reads the Yuletide holiday lighted arch each year. What does the BID think?

Anonymous said...

Bayside is a boring place full of Friday night drunks.
This little mystery adds some color to a bourgeois hamlet.

Charles Gallo said...

It's so called "Love locks" Originally goes back about 100 years to Serbia, but where it became real big is the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris, and idiots think it's romantic. You and your sweetie are supposed to use a KEY lock, lock it to the bridge, and throw the keys in the river, locking your "hearts together"
The one in Paris has caused all sorts of problems with the bridge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_lock

anonymouse said...

This isn't just a Queens problem. The Brooklyn Bridge has its share as well:

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/city-love-struck-visitors-stop-attaching-locks-brooklyn-bridge-article-1.1807559

It's not a gang thing. It's like people who carve their initials into trees. Just dumb. Since there are so many people willing to do this, maybe the City should put up an actual wall and let people pay a nominal fee to put their locks on.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't exactly beautify the bridge, but c'mon, it's a pretty harmless thing. We need more love, not less. Let em lock.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It doesn't exactly beautify the bridge, but c'mon, it's a pretty harmless thing. We need more love, not less. Let em lock.
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Hmmmm........... Sounds like a locksucker to me! lol

JQ said...

it's stupid, and that fence is going to fall off from the weight of those locks with a hard wind. And it's been windy a lot lately.

Anonymous said...

Two words: scrap metal.

Anonymous said...

Anything that "beautifies" a crummy chain link fence is welcome by me!

Anonymous said...

Mon ami! Beautiful, boring, Bayside now has a touch of the...shall we say...avante guarde?
Most of those love locks will last longer than the relationships.

Anonymous said...

An article about French couples doing this on some bridge in Paris, appeared a few months ago. Was only a matter of time before this eurotrash craze hit NYC.

Rich Parkwood said...

This dumb crap ain't art or romantic. A pair of bolt cutters will clear up this mess.

Anonymous said...

Sure it's romantic, you're being narrow-minded.

And score for the poster that called me a lock sucker - good one!