Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Greenpoint Avenue

The Phil Collins-related chicanery continues…

Spotted On Greenpoint Avenue: Hooliganism

March 14, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

After I took the above photograph a gentleman who works at this establishment asked me what I was doing. Given the relations between this business and its neighbors (especially those residing in the condominium next door) are “chilly”, I decided a direct (but light) approach was in order.

Someone has affixed a middle-aged balding man to your building.

I said. The man looks up. I added:

That’s Phil Collins.

This observation, for reasons not completely clear, precipitated a fit of impish laughter from his person. He thought this was really funny.

Perhaps, as the sign indicates they are in a new line of work: Live Poultry Laughter? In any case I spied a few new/modified Phils while passing at the Greenpoint Avenue entrance of G train shortly thereafter.

Although the fez is amusing…

I, as a Greenpointer, found the Pope’s miter hilarious.

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Calavera a la Collins

March 9, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Greenpoint Avenue.

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Dissonance

Sometimes it’s tough being Peter Gabriel in a Phil Collins world. This is for all the Peter Gabriel fans (or lovers of rubber suits) out there…

P.S.: This act kicked off a philosophical discussion with a couple chaps hanging out outside the entrance to the G train (and there always are men hanging at this location). I told one of them that while I really had no strong feelings about either Phil Collins or Peter Gabriel one way or the other, I felt the voice of those who prefer the latter should be heard. I also added I liked flowers and rubber suits. They agreed that this made perfect sense. They also concurred with me when I said we live in a strange and very wonderful place.

Spotted On Greenpoint Avenue: Collins

February 27, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crosstown Local, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken February 27, 2012.

P.S.: It is the author of this site’s utmost hope a Peter Gabriel counter-offensive will follow!

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Franklin Street

February 23, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken February 22, 2012.

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