Culture on the Cheap
A Very Greenpoint Stoop Sale
Last weekend’s lovely weather ushered in one of Miss Heather’s favorite things: stoop sales. And there were quite a few for the taking here last weekend. The following one, by far, was the most intriguing.
One has to wonder how effective this novel approach to shilling one’s old stuff is. Not only was nothing priced (leaving it to the customer’s discretion as to how much he or she wishes to pay for, for example, a colander containing sea biscuits), but there was no one around to safe guard against theft. Undying trust in one’s fellow man or sheer laziness? Only the person hawking these wares knows for certain.
Although I didn’t find anything that tickled my fancy, the assortment of wares for sale was in and of itself interesting enough to merit highlighting. Here are some selections.
One Bad Company record.
A hard back copy of Hand To Mouth by Paul Auster.
A mesh bag with bits of paper in it.
And of course, a colander with sea biscuits.