Saturday, December 17, 2011

New York: It's Christmas time in the city, 2011

There are fewer Christmas lights in the city this year than I can ever remember.  One can drive blocks and blocks, miles and miles, through the neighborhoods of New York, and find barely a clue that it's Christmas time.  Have the liberals made that much progress in their war against the holiday, their struggle to replace Yuletide celebrations with celebrations of diversity?  Or is it just a reflection of the bleak and dreary times we live in?

But they still know it's Christmas in this below-street-level Park Avenue apartment.  And no, this isn't the Manhattan Park Avenue of dowagers and doormen.  This is another, less prosperous, stretch of that same street, much further north--Park Avenue, the Bronx, U.S.A.





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3 Comments:

At December 17, 2011 at 1:40 AM , Anonymous Barry Reitman said...

Too many people now have to ask themselves "How can I buy festive lights when I'm not sure I'll be able to pay the rent." Now that's bleak.

 
At December 20, 2011 at 5:46 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

"Have the liberals made that much progress in their war against the holiday, their struggle to replace Yuletide celebrations with celebrations of diversity?"
I suspect many people are struggling to feel good holiday cheer. What war against the holidays? Just seeking to allow for everyone to mark the time as they wish. That said there are a goodly number of lights up around here...not that the economy has gotten any better in these parts.

 
At December 23, 2011 at 4:48 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes,remember that Park Ave very, very well!
Rachel

 

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