What's wrong with this picture? It's December 24, CBut there is joy among the nanny state code enforcers who make my make visits here a little less entertaining every time. As one bien-pensant New Yorker wrote to the New York Times this morning:
hristmas Eve, that's what's wrong. Where are the the big beautiful C hristmas wreaths hanging on the lions outside the Main Library on Fifth Avenue? Behind the library, Bryant Park is a warren of commercial activity, and every crappy stall is dripping with green garlands and tasteful little white lights. What about Patience and Fortitude out front? Needless to say, they're looking a lot less cheerful this season.
If in the fact the board omitted the wreaths because they are a symbol of Christmas then that would be a very good thing. The NY Public Libraries operate with tax dollars and should eschew all symbols of all religions.
And while we're at it, let's just eschew all happiness.