Thursday, September 25, 2008

Williamsburg and the Holy Ghost

A heads-up to all the locals: there will be a Happy Hour, which is to say, Town Hall Meeting, at the Holy Ghost Hall, on North 5th between Bedford and Driggs, on Thursday, October 2nd, at 7 p.m. It's sponsored by Neighbors Allied for Good Growth, and wouldn't it be great to go?

"And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."

And, lo, they figured out how to make the L train less crowded, and how to rally for more affordable housing, and how to pick up trash and call for more trash cans, and how to advocate for more green spaces. And in their communion Williamsburg/Greenpoint remained a paradise unto itself, west of the ocean and east of the river, and even the bricks were glad.

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