Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

Famous Park Slope Biker Pig

June 26th, 2006 · 1 Comment

So, Gowanus Lounge was strolling down 11th Street in Park Slope on Sunday afternoon on our way to the meeting of our Brooklyn Writer’s Group at Bar Toto, when we spotted this big stuffed pig in a black leather jacket with big rainbow-colored beads. We pulled out our camera and were shooting away when two passersby stopped and said, “Are you taking pictures because the house was in the Times?”

Truth be told, we hadn’t seen the City section of the Sunday Times, but it turns out the house on 11th Street with the biker pig had indeed been featured. Specifically:

It’s not every day that there are sightings of the Virgin Mary, the Easter Bunny and an overstuffed pink pig sporting a black leather jacket and a strand of rainbow-colored beads. But anyone who walked by 467 11th Street in Park Slope recently would have spotted such a trio. After seven years of festooning their red-brick row house for holidays both major and marginal, Stanley Shor and Charley Wells, an otherwise conventional couple who keep to themselves, were doing a little spring cleaning. The rabbit and the Virgin Mary, discarded on the sidewalk, were up for anyone’s taking. But the biker-pig would remain a fixture by the front stoop in honor of Gay Pride Week, which ends today. Some neighbors worried that the two men were giving up their pastime for good, but they were only “thinning the forest,” said Mr. Shor, who is 47 and the assistant commissioner in the city’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

Another reason to love Brooklyn.

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  • 1 Anonymous // Jun 26, 2006 at 11:28 am

    I live on the other side of 7th ave from this house and pass it, to my great pleasure, with some frequency. Their stoop displays are fantastic/hilarious/frightening.