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Angry New Yorkers > Holland Tunnel holiday decorations

Never doubt the power of a petition, people.

So many travelers and commuters were thoroughly outraged by the placement of a Christmas tree and a wreath on the Holland Tunnel’s New Jersey entrance — where a tree was haphazardly installed over the “N” in “Holland” instead of over the “A” and a wreath was put over the “U” in “Tunnel” — that they started a petition. On Tuesday, they prevailed: The tree and wreath will be moved to a more logical location (that is, to the letters they more closely resemble, and in the case of the wreath, it will come down entirely). The New York Times has the story:

“More than 80 percent voted for change, so change there will be,” Rick Cotton, the agency’s executive director, said in a news conference outside the tunnel’s entrance.
The agency will also remove one of the wreaths from the U in “Tunnel,” where it obscured the letter, essentially turning it into an O, effectively making the sign read “HOLLAAD TONNEL.”


If you know where to buy a jet pack in the UV, please help this guy out

From the Upper Valley (VT/NH) Facebook page.

From the Upper Valley (VT/NH) Facebook page.

Upper Valley resident Joe Honkala put out a call on Facebook this week for jet packs, and the internet delivered.

Helpful suggestions included Michael’s (“They have everything!”), Listen and of course, Dan and Whit’s (remember, if they don’t have it, you don’t need it).

Facebook user Andy Martin highlighted the area’s lack of jet-pack amenities: “What the Upper Valley really needs is a jet pack re-fueling station,” he said in the comments.

If I were Joe, I’d try Amazon.