Culture on the Cheap
Reader Tip Du Jour: Three Kings
Filed under: 11222, Advanced Life Forms, BAD ASS, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
(OR: King of Kings, King of Beers & King’s County)
Jay Lombard (of Dog Habitat) writes:
189 green St. Fire escape. Check out the aluminum tree. Gives new meaning to Christmas cheer.
Needless to say I had to investigate this matter immediately. Here’s what I found.
I realize the above image is a bit lacking in terms of quality so I will describe it to you. It is a Christmas tree lovingly erected in the honor of the King of Kings. It is constructed of 12 ounce cans of Budweiser (the King of Beers)Â and topped with a bow. It is located at 189 Green Street; Greenpoint, Brooklyn U.S.A.: the County of Kings!Â As a very kindly chap across the street noted as I was taking the above photographs:
Pretty cool, eh? She even taped it so it would not fall over!
An opus as this deserves recognition. I don’t care if Christmas is last week’s news. This is Greenpoint Glory at its very finest!
189 Green Street, I salute you!*
*Chez Shitty is a Budweiser and Miller High Life household. Brooklyn Beer does not inhabit our fridge. The reasons for this are numerous, but I’ll tender two:
- The political leanings of Brooklyn Brewery’s owner, Steve Hindy. This gent is decidedly pro-Atlantic Yards.
- Most of “Brooklyn Beer” is not made in Brooklyn. It is made in Utica.
Mostly the first point.