Urban Artifact: 209 Days & Counting!


Not only did Greenpoint Avenue’s “teddy” survive last night’s rather frightful rain and wind— but he appears to have acquired a glove! As it would happen I recently met the porter of this building. This very sweet chap told me he had no idea from hence this furry fellow came. He simply came out one morning, and lo, there he was. He likes him so much (he especially pleased when some merry hooligan one placed a sign reading “Crime Doesn’t Pay” is his mitts) he has decided to let him stay. However, be advised I was warned he may start charging me $1.00 per photo moving forward. Sounds like this fella has him an agent!

P.S./UPDATE: I would be remiss if I did not point out that this fellow seems to be a big hit with parents taking their children to nearby WNYC Transmitter Park. I myself watched a father stop his stroller so his young ‘un could say “Hi” to the teddy bear. When they commenced to leave he told his son they would stop by on the way back. I have also been told by another Greenpoint parents that she takes her son by so he can tell “Teddy” about his day. Methinks I am going to start doing this and encourage everyone reading this tome to follow suit…


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