The Q at Parkside

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Latest Curiousities

The Q may have gone fishin', but that doesn't stop him from hearing tales of oddness in the 'hood.

Like...the long blue wall along the Duane Reade? Suddenly beige? Why? That blue was the only thing saving that wall from not being blue. With the Berlin Wall fencing on the roof, it must now truly resemble Sing Sing.

But more ominous is the fact that Pioner took down the flags representing many of the Caribbean islands in favor of many of the old red, white and blue.

Huh. Wouldn't want to read to much into that one now would you...

Here's a list of the 13 largest (by size) West Indian islands, in preparation for the big day on Labor Day. Clearly, the Bahamas are the least population dense by a longshot. That's what I took away from this exercise anyway...

1) Cuba
Area: 42,803 square miles (110,860 sq km)
Population: 11,087,330
Capital: Havana

2) Dominican Republic
Area: 18,791 square miles (48,670 sq km)
Population: 9,956,648
Capital: Santo Domingo

3) Haiti
Area: 10,714 square miles (27,750 sq km)
Population: 9,719,932
Capital: Port au Prince

4) The Bahamas
Area: 5,359 square miles (13,880 sq km)
Population: 313,312
Capital: Nassau

5) Jamaica
Area: 4,243 square miles (10,991 sq km)
Population: 2,868,380
Capital: Kingston

6) Trinidad and Tobago
Area: 1,980 square miles (5,128 sq km)
Population: 1,227,505
Capital: Port of Spain

7) Dominica
Area: 290 square miles (751 sq km)
Population: 72,969
Capital: Roseau

8) Saint Lucia
Area: 237 square miles (616 sq km)
Population: 161,557
Capital: Castries

9) Antigua and Barbuda
Area: 170 square miles (442 sq km)
Population: 87,884
Capital: Saint John's

10) Barbados
Area: 166 square miles (430 sq km)
Population: 286,705
Capital: Bridgetown

11) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Area: 150 square miles (389 sq km)
Population: 103,869
Capital: Kingstown

12) Grenada
Area: 133 square miles (344 sq km)
Population: 108,419
Capital: Saint George's

13) Saint Kitts and Nevis
Area: 100 square miles (261 sq km)
Population: 50,314
Capital: Basseterre


Duane Joseph said...

I'm a PROUD product of countries 9 & 10 on that list!

I'm a bit peeved at the taking down of the flags from the island nations.

Also, can't believe that DR passed on our idea for woolly pocket flower installation on that wall in favor of the beige.

glamoraglam said...

I miss the flags too!! I asked the manager at Pioneer why they changed the flags and told them how much I missed the island flags as well as the african countries flags and he said it was cheaper to buy these! I asked how much cheaper could it really have been ? and he just stared back at me with a blank look on his face ...he didn't blink either.