Culture on the Cheap
Halloween Photo du Jour: Franklin Street Ghosts
No photo diary of Greenpoint seasonal decor would be complete without giving a nod to the fine folks responsible for this:
The above flock of ghosts reside on Franklin between Oak and Calyer Street (next door to the lot where the shirtless man lives— any Greenpoint resident worth his or her salt will know exactly who I am talking about). The owners of this house always come up with incredibly inventive (and yes, cute) holiday decorations. So far their Easter display is my favorite— but the ghost festooned trees come in a close second. Check it out.
Like a number of people who saw fit create the cool Halloween tableaux I have featured thus far (Stay tuned, the craziest, coolest stuff is still to come!), these folks have a very limited amount of space at their disposal. Undaunted by such a limitation, they get creative and work with what they have. The results always brighten my day.
In case you haven’t deduced it already, dear readers, featuring these goodies on New York Shitty is my way of expressing gratitude. Living in a borough that some seem hellbent on converting into a homogenous mausoleum for affluent zombies*, the occasional sign of life is greatly appreciated. Thank you, fellow Greenpointers, for giving me (and many others) something to smile about.
Keep it up!
*I may not agree with the Brooklyn Paper on a number of things (like their ‘journalistic standards’, for example), but even I have to concur that arresting a child for doing what children do (drawing with chalk on the sidewalk) is asinine. Is this what the world is coming to? If so, god help us all.