Has anyone taken pictures of the festively lit-up Brooklyn Borough Hall, as featured in the NY Times? Gothamist is curious, because we have sort of mixed feelings on multi-colored displays. On one hand, they are beautiful atop the Empire State Building or in Dyker Heights. On the other hand, they remind us of what the Murray Street townhouse used for MTV's Miss Seventeen looked from the outside during filming - like a club. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz apparently hopes to have "lighting themes for all the major holidays, in addition to ethnic festivals for Irish, Italian, Russian and Pakistani heritage, among others," or keep it in "blue and gold, the official colors of Brooklyn." So far, there is a list of which holidays will be cause for lighting - and in which colors - but what about red and green and gold for Kwanzaa? Or red for Chinese New Year? Obviously, Gay Pride Weekend will look best - Borough Hall will be full of rainbows.

The website for Brooklyn Borough President - warning, there is music and singing.