A Few Good Snowmen: Mars Bar, Et Al

Posted on: December 29th, 2010 at 6:28 am by

Digging out and assessing the damage yesterday, we encountered a number of unique neighborhood snowmen.  As you might imagine, Mars Bar fashioned the most comical of the bunch, with an added pithiness we’ve come to adore.  An American flag, a broom, and a cardboard placard reading “out of order.”  The message could be interpreted to death given the ominous cloud of closure hovering above the establishment of late.

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Further south, in the Allen Street Mall near Broome, a family of three carved a snowman shortly before dusk. Scarf, hat, and all.

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And even further south, at the corner of Canal and Essex Streets, the recently-reopened grocery at 1 Essex had its own snowman on display.  This humanized hump of sorts trumped the others in size, and was built as an overt sidewalk advertisement. The store owner explained that the inscription on the orange cone is the name of the establishment.

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How could we resist! Take it away Jack…

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