The hardworking staff is a longtime fan of Bill Griffith’s (pin)headscratching Zippy comic strip, and today’s installment is especially welcome.
We grew up in the shadow of the Third Avenue El, not to mention downwind of the venerable Ruppert Brewery. (Currently being memorialized in an exhibit at the New-York Historical Society.)
The brewery was demolished in the mid-’60s; the El came down in the late ’5os. The hardyouthing staff was stunned when it did – it created an entire new vista, almost like when the Wizard of Oz goes from black-and-white to color.
Anyway, it was good to see the El again. Thanks, funny little pinhead.