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Photo Of The Day: Yarn Bomb

The first in Port Washington?

Spotted Wednesday morning: a street sign poll at Murray Avenue and Mitchell Road that's been "yarn bombed." 

An international phenomenon as described by The New York Times, yarn-bombing can be considered a form of graffiti. Still, as Wikipedia puts it, yarn bombing is typically temporary, and was "initially almost exclusively about reclaiming and personalizing sterile or cold public places" often with materials used for knitting or crocheting. 

Is this the first yarn-bombed site in Port Washington? Tell us in the comments.

Linda James August 16, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Never heard of this before. May encourage some drivers to make a full stop at adjacent stop signs! Plus, pretty and temporary.
Nassau Taxpayer August 16, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Beats the bristles of rusty staples that once held up decades of yard sale signs.
Adina Genn (Editor) August 16, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Linda, that's a good point!
Cathy August 16, 2012 at 02:17 PM
That's Murray two 'r' s!
Adina Genn (Editor) August 16, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Thanks Cathy.
tracy lefkowitz August 16, 2012 at 08:05 PM
love it!
George Mulligan August 16, 2012 at 11:55 PM
I am not a big fan of defacing public property, no matter how well intentioned. I hope this is a fad that doesn't catch on in our community.
hank ratner August 17, 2012 at 12:28 AM
With ALL RESPECT to George, I LOVE IT!
jonathan winant August 17, 2012 at 04:31 PM
If it draws more attention to the fact that there is a stop sign planted there then keep it up. Too many stop signs seem to be ignored. Kudos to whomever did this. It's better then the strobe lights blinking on the stop sign on Middle Neck Road as you approach P. W. Blvd when heading North.
kate bernhard August 24, 2012 at 01:05 AM
It puts a smile on my face every time I walk by it! It also has great texture!

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