Culture on the Cheap
LAST GASP: Community Pride is Contagious
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
First came the infamous bench/newspaper stand/tree protector at 1071 Manhattan Avenue. This has been since retrofitted with a more comfy back rest.
Then 1074 Manhattan Avenue stepped up to the plate with “El Blablazo”. This tree pit now sports a wind chime!
And today my buddy Laura (who took the following photograph) advised me that 1086 Manhattan Avenue has joined the fray!
Apparently, tree guards are the in thing! Cool!
I for one am touched how the folks of north Greenpoint have (literally) taken matters into their own hands. It just goes to show that one need not rely upon “community groups” or the Parks Department to make a difference. Community pride is the new black: it never goes out of style.
Ingenuity, moxie and elbow grease; that’s the north Greenpoint way. It’s your neighborhood folks: make it yours before someone else decides to make it for you.