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bye

So long, everyone, even you, lurking by the tree. See you next year. Stores are already putting the Valentine’s stuff out. It’s time to move on.

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from 5th ave

This sign is on Fifth Avenue by Eagle Provisions. The words are in the direction of Park Slope, where there are more restaurants and shops up ahead.

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not Dora!

I’ve had Christmas burnout since Election Day, but I want the merchants to get it right: put away the pumpkins, already! And if it’s liquor you’re selling, don’t enlist the kids to decorate the decorations. What’s next, cartoon stickers on the bottles?

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Nothing wrong with decorating the windows, but it’s three weeks until Valentine’s Day. When the Christmas decorations come down, a window can look so empty and sad. After Valentine’s there’s Easter, the 4th of July….

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Newer Christmas decorations are sometimes inflatable. Figures, close up, tend to look like pool toys. Here, Joseph appears to be enjoying a celebratory cigar, and the donkey looks like Eeyore.

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I’ve seen a few nativity scenes recently. This one’s traditional, showing signs of wear. Most importantly, Jesus seems to be missing. I will check back later to see if he makes a last-minute appearance.

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At this Eastern European meat store, who can forget that Christmas is a week away? I am reminded that reindeer is eaten in many parts of the northern hemisphere. On Dasher, and Dancer, and Rudolph!

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A nice, simple display such as this is also known as a “starter set” by those who really go overboard with the holiday decorations.

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The three kings made it to Bethlehem and Brooklyn; Epiphany (the 12th day of Xmas) has come and gone and they are still on display. Elvis’ birthday was yesterday and no one noticed. The streets and sidewalks are icy. Trash is still piled high. It’s like the Christmas decorations and the holiday garbage are playing a game of chicken: “I’m not going anywhere until you do.”

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The Purity Diner, at 7th Avenue and 7th Street in Park Slope, has been around forever. While it has upgraded its menu and decor, it remains in its heart a Greek diner, serving up okay, predictable food at not-bad prices. It’s an occasional destination.

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