Mr. Junkersfeld and the Giant Brooklyn Borough Hall Christmas Tree

BHB contributor Karl Junkersfeld has delivered his magnum opus.  The subject: the Brooklyn Borough Hall Christmas tree and last night’s lighting ceremony.  Enjoy!

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  • Bongo

    Fantastic work. It is a bit small (as the actress said to the bishop).

  • AEB

    Terrific, Karl–thanks!

    I’m compelled to note, however, that 1948 wasn’t the best year for the holiday tree (NB my political correct-itude).

    Obviously, Great Wall didn’t play its customary role in tree selection….

  • Ink Lake

    Notice how in 1941, the windows of Borough Hall appear to be blacked-out.

  • nabeguy

    Keen observation, IL. These days, black paint isn’t necessary for the Borough President to ignore what’s going on outside his window.

  • Jen

    Most absurd ritual ever that exemplifies all that is wrong with capitalist consumer culture/ 1 kill a tree for no reason 2 choke it with electricity running all the time 3 get electricity form fossil fuels

    Soon to be relegated to the dustbin of history this pasttime

  • AEB

    (Hey, Jen, you must be one of those tree-hugging liberals I read about in publications dedicated to…capitalist exuberance. Say it ain’t so!)