Holiday Lighting Arrives on Orchard Street

Posted on: December 8th, 2011 at 6:18 am by

As previously promised by the Lower East Side BID, holiday lighting finally arrived along Orchard Street last weekend. One sole cherry-picker-bound worker spent much of Saturday installing the necessary electrical work on most of the lightpoles between East Houston and Division.

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For many years, it was the festive “San Gennaro-style” lighting that graced this nook of the neighborhood between early November and January.  This season is different, though; it’s now rudimentary stars and snowflakes on each pole.  Quite frankly, these latest additions aren’t as homey and welcoming as the road-straddling predecessors.

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How do you feel about these holiday lights, and how do they stack up to years past? Weigh in!

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