Culture on the Cheap
Greenpoint Street Seating Du Jour: Added Value
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
The street seating (a partially disassembled office chair) in the above photograph is the least interesting thing going on here.
Rather, it is this objet d’art that caught my eye. Upon closer inspection I noticed it has been wired for some hitherto unknown purpose and sports a chain for easy hanging. If this is your sort of thing (and you know who you are) head over to 1079 Manhattan Avenue and pick it up. Just don’t complain to me if this creation blows your fuse box or gives you some unwanted houseguests!
P.S.: While I am on vaguely the subject of trees, the El Blablazo community Christmas tree is looking pretty fabulous nowadays!
Many more ornaments have been added.
Here’s a view facing west.
Someone has even added a teddy bear. Too cute!
When I brought this to the attention of the creator of the tree pit that started it all at 1071 Manhattan Avenue, he was non-plussed:
Now you can’t sit on the bench.
Me: I think it is rather nice. I even hung a few ornaments on it myself and gave him some Christmas lights. We have no room whatsoever for a tree. I really like the fact they have created a community tree we can all add to enjoy. I’m certain after the holiday they will dismantle it and people can sit on it again.
Ever since he heard about you putting our tree pit on the Internet he has been trying to impress you.
He said. To wit I replied:
I am impressed! By the way, I like the backrest you added to your bench.
The 1071 Tree Pit Man: Thanks. The women were complaining about it being uncomfortable so I added it. I want people to be comfortable.
Methinks the rivalry heating up!