Dec 21, 2012

Guns and Sneakers

Besides the hole, there are only two buildings standing on the square block; The long vacant old Dime Bank Building on 7th Street, and and the Farr Loft building on 8th Street. The Farr building has an urban retailer at street level. As reported in The Morning Call, for the past two days a long line of young shoppers braved the cold in order to purchase the new Air Jordan sneakers. Apparently, Nike creates a demand by only releasing them a couple times a decade. Unfortunately, the tragedy in Connecticut has created another unintended consequence. The local gun stores are also selling out, as buyers anticipate new gun control legislation.

photocredit:Harry Fisher/The Morning Call

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Contemporary American culture in a nutshell.

ALFONSO TODD said...

This is a vivid example of "confusion of priorities". People will brave PA winter and rains to buy a pair of tennis shoes that will mean nothing 6 months from now and yet some of these same people, who are A-town residents, have no clue about the construction, right next door, and how it will be effecting their families/households for generations to come....

We CAN Do Better....

Alfonso Todd

www.alfonsotodd.com