Culture on the Cheap
Greenpoint Back In The Day: Special Community Board 1 Edition
Although I have posted this item in the past something was recently brought to my attention which (in my opinion) merits highlighting. The rather stylish chap to the left (for those of you who are not in the know) is a man named Gerry Esposito. He is the District Manager for Community Board 1. As you can see he is standing next to an orange, wood-sided Pinto station wagon.* What yours truly find compelling is the sign gracing this motor vehicle. It reads (and I quote): City of New York Community Board 1 Complaint Vehicle.
Some of the older (or more auto savvy) readers out there may recall that Ford Pintos had a bit of a problem. Namely, when hit from the rear the gas tanks would explode. This just goes to show that despite its manifold number of flaws 311 may very well be an improvement on the good ol’ days!
*This is disputed (see comments).