Culture on the Cheap
Reader Contribution Du Jour: Twelve
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
The number twelve is interesting for a number of reasons.
- There are twelve apostles.
- There are twelve months in a year.
- Twelve ounces is the usual amount of beer per can in any given six pack.
Unless you’re in Greenpoint. We kick it up a notch. Hence why I found the following item in my inbox from this, the twelfth month of this year, compelling.
Jay Lombard (who sent me the above photograph) writes in an email entitled Party in a phone booth:
Corner of Norman and Manhattan. It was either one really long conversation (long enough to consume a dozen bottles of alcohol) or 12 people had a party in this phone booth.
I’m guessing the previous— but given the Zeitgeist in the Garden Spot nowadays who’s to say? In any case I’d feel remiss if I didn’t close this post with the following George Thorogood classic.