The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

1 July 2004

Crazy for the blue, white and red

This neighborhood looks different, but don't think it's subversive; a real-estate guy crept out in the dead of night — and very likely in the middle of a thunderstorm — to plant a small US flag near the curb at every household on the block, and they're still flying happily this afternoon. (In fact, there's probably greater exuberance, since the winds have picked up a bit.)

I'll leave mine up through Saturday, then replace it on the Fourth with a larger flag (obtained, ironically, from a rival real-estate guy), and reinstate the smaller one, probably not so close to the curb, on Monday morning.

Posted at 5:25 PM to City Scene