Pulaski Day Post Script

October 6, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Earlier today Joey Arak (of Curbed) insinuated that Greenpoint wasn’t cool enough for t-shirt status. I agree. Greenpoint is most decidedly UNCOOL: mine is a community of non-joiners and misfits. Nonetheless The Garden Spot of the Universe should have its own damned t-shirt anyway. Here’s why:

  1. We have the most beautiful sewage treatment plant in the history of man.*
  2. The digester tanks (at the aforementioned plant) look like boobies and glow in a blue hue at night.
  3. Where else in Brooklyn (or New York Shitty in general) are you gonna see (and hear) shit like this?

This cavalcade of Polish pride tore by my apartment last night at 9:00 p.m. It took the Mister by surprise. I was prepared. George W. Bush II would have been proud.

Mr. Heather: (WTF)
Miss Heather:
You forgot Poland.
Mr. Heather: What the New York Times wrote was true. There were at least twice as many SUV’s last year.

Miss Heather

Video Credit: The Gowanus Lounge.

*One which also happens to handle Stuyvesant Town’s crap. 😉

Comments

4 Comments on Pulaski Day Post Script

  1. d on Mon, 6th Oct 2008 9:35 pm
  2. My hometown has a very large Polish population (which is one reason why I like being in Greenpoint, it does remind me of home a bit, a place that has a lot of the same place names – my mom went to Pulaski High School and she’s of Polish descent). But I’ve never witnessed a “Polish pride” display the likes that I’ve seen here in Greenpoint. I’m more used to the Irish and Italians having the pride fun. I’m almost tempted to join in, sans the SUVs and Euro-dance music though.

  3. missheather on Tue, 7th Oct 2008 2:55 am
  4. But I’ve never witnessed a “Polish pride” display the likes that I’ve seen here in Greenpoint. I’m more used to the Irish and Italians having the pride fun. I’m almost tempted to join in, sans the SUVs and Euro-dance music though.

    Ditto d. The catch is my surname (and bloodline on my father’s side) is a mess of Lithuanian and Polish. Mostly Lithuanian: my forbears (on his side) came from Vilnius. I’m not a true Pole.

    That said we should dress up as Greenpoint /Polish Valkyries next year!

    Hell, why wait? Greenpoint needs us. NOW. 😉

  5. rowan on Tue, 7th Oct 2008 12:43 pm
  6. does this mean horns are involved, as the Vikings do? because i dearly want to wear a horned helmet.

  7. d on Wed, 8th Oct 2008 7:51 pm
  8. Greenpoint valkyries?? Count me IN! 🙂 And an aunt did a family history and apparently our Polish ancestors aren’t all Polish but some Russian and Austrian thrown in there. We actually still have a lot of their memorabilia – they came over on the boat to NYC and lived for a time in Brooklyn, maybe someday I’ll find out where in Bklyn they had lived.

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