Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Special Good Friday Edition

Today, not feeling particularly inclined to blog, I decided to take a stroll down Manhattan Avenue. One thing I wished to capture during my sojourn is what is and will probably always be “Good Friday” in the Garden Spot for yours truly: the 30-40 feet long lines of people patiently waiting to purchase their holiday kielbasa. It was after taking the above photo I spied some rather interesting (and ostensibly Easter-related) merrymaking right behind me!


Note the rather large hunk of meat pressed into service as an incense holder. I found this rather nice (“fucking awesome” to be precise) and told its creator, Ziiggy, so.

His partner in this endeavor, Yusef (Yes two of Greenpoint’s more notable fellows have joined forces— god help us!), opted to ham it up for my kielbasa-capturing camera. I really liked his daring pairing of a suit with no footwear whatsoever. It is bold statements such as this which make Manhattan Avenue (in my humble opinion) the vanguard of fashion. But I digress. Ziiggy explained to me (after making it clear that humans were designed to be carnivores) that he was planning on rolling out an even more extensive display tomorrow, film it and post it online. Needless to say I can hardly wait to see this. That was when our conversation concluded, as passing a chap voiced interest in a guitar Ziiggy had for sale.

Not having the foresight to know where this exchange was headed, I turned off my camera. This is a shame because when I did, it started getting interesting. Follows is a synopsis what came to pass:

1. The man offers $50.00 for the guitar.
2. Ziiggy balks, demands more money and asserts what he needs to do is “play”.
3. The prospective purchaser asserts it is not worth a penny more than his offer.
4. Ziiggy terminated the haggling session with two words every New Yorker holds near and dear:

Fuck you!

Happy Good Friday, Greenpoint!


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