In 2014 Felipe Castro Palacios was killed by a hit-and-run driver outside the Gowanus auto repair business where he worked. Ever since his tragic death, there's been a small and beautiful memorial shrine out on the sidewalk in front of the Third Avenue transmission shop. I've stopped outside to look at it many times, but have always felt hesitant about taking out my camera. Over the last few weeks though, in a couple of quieter moments, while the shop has been closed, I've taken a handful of quick photographs. Yesterday, there was a fresh bouquet and a birthday balloon. RIP.