Greenpoint Back In The Day: Special Community Board 1 Edition

Although I have posted this item in the past something was recently brought to my attention which (in my opinion) merits highlighting. The rather stylish chap to the left (for those of you who are not in the know) is a man named Gerry Esposito. He is the District Manager for Community Board 1. As you can see he is standing next to an orange, wood-sided Pinto station wagon.* What yours truly find compelling is the sign gracing this motor vehicle. It reads (and I quote): City of New York Community Board 1 Complaint Vehicle.

Some of the older (or more auto savvy) readers out there may recall that Ford Pintos had a bit of a problem. Namely, when hit from the rear the gas tanks would explode. This just goes to show that despite its manifold number of flaws 311 may very well be an improvement on the good ol’ days!

Miss Heather

*This is disputed (see comments).


3 Comments on Greenpoint Back In The Day: Special Community Board 1 Edition

  1. janimpala on Sun, 5th Jun 2011 1:56 pm
  2. Hi Heather –

    Its worse than a Pinto.

    Its a AMC Pacer wagon, with the rare plastic woodgrain sides!! My friend Tony on Sharon St. had two of them!

  3. missheather on Sun, 5th Jun 2011 2:59 pm
  4. Methinks you are correct! It’s pretty hard to tell since Mr. Esposito is standing where the tell-tale window is that differentiates a Pacer from a Pinto.

    In any case, its pretty much like exchanging syphilis for gonorrhea. In a manner of speaking.

  5. mehjunior2 on Fri, 30th Mar 2012 7:47 pm
  6. syphilis for gonorrhea? Are you talking about the car or the person standing in front of it? Gerry Esposito is the kind of slime that Bernie Madoffed the family inheritance from his dying brother.

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