Essex Street Snowman Adds a Layer
Posted on: January 28th, 2011 at 6:39 am by Elie
As of yesterday afternoon, the Essex Street Snowman is donning a new hoodie! When asked about the layer addition, he responded, “I was getting self-conscious of my orange buttons.” Fair enough, good sir.
This snowman will be here for quite awhile. The proprietors of 1 Essex Street take great care of him.
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