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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Stoop, collaborate and listen...

I'm gearing up for a stoop sale. I'm so jazzed about it. I've wanted to do one for awhile now, but haven't gotten around to it yet. A friend and I were talking this morning and we're going to do a joint one. Sometime next month we're going to get rid of loads of stuff and hopefully make a little extra scratch in the process. Extra room in our apartments and a bit of cash in our pockets - I'd say that's a fantastic scenario.

Stoop sales are such a New York institution. Brooklyn wouldn't be Brooklyn without them, that's for sure. They're the NYC equivalent of the suburban garage sales of my youth. I always loved it when my mom and I would gather up all our unwanted/unused stuff and cart it out to the driveway. We'd put up signs in the neighborhood and set everything up on tables. Loads of fun. This is going to be the same, except a bit more compact and I don't think I'll have a juicer to sell. It always seemed like my mom had a random juicer in the garage sale. Where the hell did those things come from? I never remember her buying them, but there was one at every sale. Weird. No juicers this time.

Stoop sales are the great equalizer. Everyone in the neighborhood shops them. The rich folks, the poor folks, the trendy folks, the stalwarts. It's a microcosm of the borough. I think I'll have to take lots of pictures.


6 What people are saying:

Blogger Jenn rambles...

I wanna come! Sounds very cool.

7/26/2007 06:35:00 PM

Blogger patti_cake rambles...

I love going to them but HATE having them! LOL Good luck!

7/27/2007 10:13:00 AM

Blogger Retro Girl rambles...

I wish I could come to your Fab Stoop Sale! :-)

Yes please---take lotsa pictures!

Thank you for your visit and comments to my art-stuff-blog...You're a superstar yourself! Can't wait to see what you've come up with on your latest TShirt design---You Have to show a picture, ya know! :-)

7/27/2007 02:06:00 PM

Blogger Sandra rambles...

We only have 'yard sales' and 'garage sales' here, I guess I never thought of a 'stoop sale'! In England they have 'car boot' sales... yeah anytime I can get a juicer for a dollar, good times.

7/27/2007 04:01:00 PM

Blogger Fish rambles...

if you're getting rid of a set of dishes can I have them please, I don't have two plates alike in the house....

8/07/2007 11:15:00 AM

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8/24/2007 01:40:00 PM


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