New York City Official Guide: Big Apple Travel Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – July 16, 2017 at 02:07AM

This is 26 Reed Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We can’t say it any better than Roadside America does on its website: ⠀

“Located across the street from a giant Fairway supermarket, nestled between a wire supplier and an empty lot, there stands one man’s architectural tribute to patriotism, brotherhood and aquatic gewgaw-ship. This is Ralph Balzano’s Marvelous Memorabilia Garage and Informal Mature Men’s Social Club (our overwrought name for it).⠀

“Ralph is a retired Parks Department employee and lifelong neighborhood resident with deep family roots in this until-recently-neglected corner of Brooklyn…⠀

“Ralph’s tar-paper-clad building was once a rather ordinary garage, owned by his uncle. But it has gradually been transformed, and is now adorned with a mostly maritime jumble of objects: life preservers, buoys, ships’ wheels, an anchor, a plastic owl, a tricycle, a spray-painted fiberglass swordfish and a handmade replica of the World Trade Center Towers.…” ⠀

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