Along a five-ish block stretch of Grand Street, windows were filled with a global holiday spirit. At Masha and the Bear Hanukkah and Christmas were represented with a Russian flair in a painted humorous duel scene of Santa versus Rabbi, in Lily Thai’s window held an Asian dress as a Christmas tree as its centerpiece, and Your Spoiled Pets’ offered a papier-mâché representation of the ice rink at Rockefeller Center with a twirling skater. Papier-mâché was the designers’ medium of choice for the most part, and imagination was given form by the students from Brooklyn Latin High School, Isaac Newton Middle School for Math and Science, Lyons Community School, and Progress High School.
The windows were judged on December 12th by any passers-by who wished to cast a ballot. Over 150 people voted revealed Artineh Havan, Executive Director of the Grand Street BID, who orchestrated the displays and competition. When the votes were tallied Kingdom Toys was crowned champion. This window was designed by Brooklyn Latin High School students Agnes Gawry, Julian Kyere, Jake Midgley, Dehaan Rahman, and Mohammed Uddin.