‘Tis The Season: Special Transportation Edition

December 23, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Anyone who lives Greenpoint (particularly around McGolrick Park) is familiar with the house at left. It is located on Nassau Avenue and is without argument one of the more endearingly quirky landmarks our fair burgh has to offer. The previous having been said, it goes without saying this edifice is a reflection of its owner. Whether this gentleman (who I have nicknamed the “Karate Krishna”) knows it or not, he is a Greenpoint celebrity of sorts.

Many stories about about this gentleman (as seen at right) abound, such as his habit doing Tai Chi in his backyard every morning. God only knows his political views (which he has seen fit to expostulate upon in the front windows of his shop) are interesting enough. I cannot rightfully say I agree with most of them, but how can I not love a guy who takes his grandchildren around the neighborhood in a tricked-out carriage such as this? While beating a tambourine, no less!

Needless to say I was absolutely thrilled when I walked down Nassau Avenue today and discovered he had souped it up for the season!

Behold, a very special Greenpoint sleigh!

The four foot tall inflatable candy cane is my personal favorite. Although the addition of a umbrella handle for greater steering control is a nice touch as well.

Here’s a view of the back.

I don’t know who you are, “Karate Krishna”, but I want to thank you on behalf of all my fellow Greenpointers for giving us a something to smile about this holiday season!

Miss Heather


2 Comments on ‘Tis The Season: Special Transportation Edition

  1. d on Tue, 23rd Dec 2008 11:15 pm
  2. I love that guy, I see him quite frequently in my morning jaunt to get a bagel, tambourine and all.

  3. bitchcakes on Wed, 24th Dec 2008 11:32 am
  4. I love this guy. My friend Erin nicknamed him “Dazzling Jim” and that’s how we refer to him. If you’re in the weight room of the Y around 230 on weekdays, you can see him pick up his Grandkids in that impressively made carriage. I *love* the Christmas version though – how awesome!

    Since you’ve seen his house, I’m sure you saw all the photos and medals from his runs in the NYC Marathon. And while waiting to see one of my friends who ran this year, I actually got to see him run down Greenpoint Ave in the crowd!

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