Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Thy candles shine so brightly

Ladies and Gentlemen, here is the replacement Maspeth Christmas tree. Proudly co-sponsored by the town's namesake bank, Maspeth Federal Savings, and the Maspeth Chamber of Commerce. Don't the missing lights and drooping snowflake just warm your heart?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

When was this picture taken? We did have major winds in the storm during the weekend. Hopefully it is fixed by now.

Queens Crapper said...

It was taken yesterday evening. The lights have been out almost back as far as when the tree was lit 2 weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

This would be more appropriate in front of the Queens Ledge building.

Anonymous said...

my fav are the holiday decorations on main street that are up until well into february.

yea, i know, santa at a luner festival.

but it just looks stupid.

NY Zeitgeist said...

Don't you guys get the use of symbolism here? The dark part of the tree represents the demolition of all the trees on St. Saviors property. The drooping star represents Maspeth as a whole- a drooping star of it's former glory. The size of the tree represents how much Maspeth Bank really cares about the community and (of course) the size of the big brick planter represents where most of Mapseth Banks loans really go to- the corrupt developers.

Queens Crapper said...

Well, I passed by tonight and noticed that it looked exactly the same. So much for community pride.

Anonymous said...

A sapling replaces an older better tree.
So what's wrong with that?

First....
there's the cutting contract.....removal.....
digging & planting.....masonry work.....
cleaning & maintaining.....whew !

There's a lot of $$$$$$ to be made all around.

If this were located
in Lippman Arcade in Flushing.....
some Asian "ladies" would be sitting all around
that conveniently placed circular ledge
and dumping whatever into the plantings
if they weren't busy pulling them out to sell!

I forgot to mention the food vendors
making the arcade's sidewalk slippery!