Presented: an advertisement for a stoop sale that I saw yesterday in Greenpoint on my way to the Brooklyn Brewery (passing, on the way, the lively Brooklyn Rhythm Masters). I hope it is readable.
August 18, 2009 at 1:37 pm
But why is it a stoop sale? Google tells me what that is but not how or why it got it’s name. The OED, or atleast my rather ancient edition, doesn’t help. I have never heard the term before but then we British can be a pretty insular lot.
August 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm
A stoop is the front porch, or step. It comes from the Dutch, stoep.
Its like a garage sale, but instead of in front of the garage, its in front of the stoop.
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