Mr. Martinelli, a good-natured
pizza man, is amazed to see twelve green parrots on the electrical
wires outside of his pizzeria in January. He feeds the birds a
scattering of breadcrumbs, but the parrots snub his
offerings: they want rice balls!
Pizza Man & the Parrots...
Bare trees and a cloudy sky
meant one thing in New York: snow. Above the attached houses and garden
apartments of Brooklyn, Mr. Martinelli, a local pizza man, looked up
and saw a green parrot perched on an electrical wire. And then he saw
another and another. At the very top of the pole, Mr. Martinelli saw an
enormous nest built near a utility box where another six or seven
On this cold winter afternoon, Mr. Martinelli
counted a dozen parrots – tropical birds – living in Brooklyn! Amazed,
he watched them perched on the electrical wire as he passed the
restaurants and cafes on Atlantic Avenue. He listened to their
unfamiliar sound as he walked to his pizza store: “GLAK! GLAK! GLAK!”
Perhaps they are hungry, Mr. Martinelli thought as
they watched him open his pizzeria for lunch.
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