When national colors appear in the public realm, not just at homes and businesses but also in shared spaces or on government-owned fixtures, they signal a sense of community. In these two photos the green, white, and red of Italy appear in Morris Park, on a pair of bollards that protect an electronic Muni Meter, and in Corona, on an old and probably defunct FDNY call box. Judging by the relative freshness of the paint and the objects painted, in which neighborhood would you expect today to find a greater variety of Italian-American chow?
Bollards protecting a Muni Meter, Morris Park Ave., Morris Park, Bronx
FDNY call box (probably defunct), near William F. Moore Park, Corona, Queens