Seeing Is Believing!

November 24, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

After basking in the knowledge that Xtra Discount was coming back to Greenpoint I decided to go down to 856 Manhattan Avenue today and document this most auspicious development.

As I took the above photograph a woman passerby asked:

Why are you taking a photograph of this?

I gave the matter some thought (this IS a very good question after all) and replied:

Xtra Discount lost their lease at the space across the street (pointing at WaMU) and it was feared they were gone forever. This establishment was a great place to buy socks. I am very happy that I won’t have to schlep twenty minutes just to buy a pair of fucking socks. So I decided to take a photograph of the new storefront so I could post it online and share the good news with everyone.

Believe it or not, I think she understood.

Miss Heather


2 Comments on Seeing Is Believing!

  1. Tony From Kent Street on Mon, 24th Nov 2008 10:36 pm
  2. Thanks!

    I was a fan of Xtra also. Their last day of business I bought a bunch of fake taxadermy cats for $5 each. They make good alternatives to paintings. Happy to see they’re back!

  3. d on Tue, 25th Nov 2008 12:18 pm
  4. I loved that store! I am so glad they are back.

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