Photo by myself on Mullberry and Broome Streets, in Little Italy.
Little Italy is adorned with lights during this time of year. Often restaurants are covered with tiny lights, wreathes, or enormous statues of nutcrackers.
Above, a non-Italian bar in that neighborhood, had an English Bulldog snuffling about, outside.
I had no idea that New York had 'official' condoms, but we do. Imagine that.
Apparently the wrappers are often redesigned. Why? Well, maybe because New Yorkers are design-oriented, shallow folk who are easily seduced by packaging. Or maybe we're constantly trying to find the 'new' within the 'old'. I don't quite understand it.
Anyway, here are the 2007 and 2008 wrapper designs, published in the Times. Now the City is calling for submissions for a redesign.
Deadline for entries is January 22, 2010. Sharpen your pencils! Perhaps your design will be freely distributed to millions (of amorous New Yorkers) for a good cause.
For details about the competition, click here.
For a discussion in the Times, click here.
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