Yeah, it’s kinda weird, no?
The Manhattan Avenue Christmas light decorations I have been talking about for the last month aka The Scrooged Series – lol – has a new chapter. First we heard that The Greenpoint Lions weren’t going to be able to do it this year due to minimal cooperation from the stores along the Avenue, but then Town Square swooped in and saved the day.
Now, it’s not nice to look a gift horse in the mouth but why are they blue? To quote blogger Voodoo Jive:
First of all, the lights are blue, not white. So it looks like one huge very lame and cheaply-thrown together Hannukah celebration up and down Manhattan Avenue, which if anyone who lives there knows is hilarious, because the majority of the native Polish population of the hood (we’re talking pre-hipster move-in) are…how can I say this? Anti-semitic is too harsh (and not altogether accurate), however the vibe is definitely Catholic or Polish Christian Orthodox, and I have heard many of the Polish people make a point to say “this person is a Jew, etc…” in THAT way.
I have to admit, VJ hit the nail on the head with this one. The Poles and locals I’ve spoken to are perturbed about the blue lights. Why aren’t they green and red? Or even the originally promised white? I understood they were going to be a lighter version of our previous years which was fine, but the blue is ridiculous.