Saturday, December 20, 2014


Every time I see this painting of a pig, on this building on the corner of Second Avenue and East 12th Street:

Pig on a building.

…I remember the kerfuffle that arose when it was first put there.

The objection was that this was the former Jewish Lower East Side, and that a pig would be disrespectful to that memory (because Jews don't eat pork).

A few years ago, the building was repainted, and another kerfuffle arose when it was thought the pigs (there's another on the adjacent side of the building) would be painted over!

East Villagers do love their kerfuffles!

#eastvillage #secondavenue #12thstreet

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