Posts Tagged ‘shamrock’

If you see two shamrocks, there is nothing to worry about. But if you see four or more, there could be a problem.

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Three shamrocks adorn Borough Hall. As I ponder the meaning of this, I admire the ionic columns of the Greek revival landmark. The building was completed in 1849 and served as Brooklyn’s city hall until 1898, when the borough was annexed to the City of New York. St. Patrick’s decorations did not occur for many decades, we can be sure. Next year I’d favor cut-outs of leprechauns and pots of gold, though the decision makers might think a simple shamrock is more tasteful.

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