While recovery begins from flus and jobs....originally posted December 19, 2010
On our side of the Williamsburg Bridge there were barely any electric menorahs in our windows. Our menorahs, old brass or faux silver with blue inlays to represent Israel, lived on tables and had old melted candles of muted colors, candles bought in the same blue box made by the same company from any store on the Lower East Side.
So it was the other side of the Williamsburg Bridge that every year as it got colder and colder I would watch carefully. There, the tall projects would burst, window by window, into brilliant colored lights rarely seen in the homes I knew. I counted them, like counting flowers in a garden.
Penny Arcade’s Village Preservation Oral History – Chronicles of the Queen of Downtown - GVSHP shares our oral history collection with the public, highlighting some of the people and stories that make Greenwich Village, the East Village, and ...
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