Western Ave near Winthrop in Albany

pothole art Western near Homestead

Sure, you might call them "potholes."

But we prefer to think of them as spontaneous works of public transit art.


It's really fun when you can see trolley tracks.

I used to live up that way and loved to see the cobbles, most Albany streets have them still, I still think they should start restoring them again at random intersections....worked out great on Lark.

The cobblestones at the intersections on Lark are a pain in the ass unless you're in an SUV.

Unfortunately, my left front tire didn't enjoy the spontaneous work of art as much as you.

That pothole has been there forever - it's a result of drainage problems at that end of the street - once the "thaw" happens: insta-crater. The city refills it every other year (or so), but it keeps reappearing. Actually that stretch of Winthrop from Western to Melrose is just hideous...

"Art should be in a frame. That way you know where the art stops and the wall (street?) begins."

-Frank Zappa

Looks like the city will be paving over this masterpiece this summer -- white spraypainted lines have appeared up and down Western Ave cross-streets, indicating that repaving is on its way. Thank goodness.

Yep, they're definitely re-paving a looong stretch. been mapping out gas, water lines for several weeks. Hopefully we see this done sooner than later. gonna need new shocks.

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