This makes me so angry. It adds unnecessary disadvantage and hurdle to being homeless. What would you do if you got arrested for charging your cell phone in a public park?Police harassment of homeless man
A Japanese collective is turning old phone booths into aquariums! I love how this repurposes outdated structures and breathes a new life into them rather than letting them rust and become unnecessary eyesores. (This sort of urban revitalization has appealed to me before, too.)
New York architect John Locke saw a unique opportunity and now has made very cool-looking and practical libraries/book drops that fit nicely on our existing infrastructure. Some say they will be trashed, but I honestly don’t think they will be any more than anything else. I support this project and will definitely donate a book… Continue reading
“Before I Die" - a public collaboration in downtown brooklyn [12/15/2011 editor’s note: This is now gone and there is a Shake Shake in its stead.]
Why don’t cities spend more money making sure everyone, including homeless folks, had food, clothing, and shelter and less money on arresting people trying to help?Being kind can get you... arrested? Yep.
I’m hugely supportive of this effort… good work Dumbo! What a great way to draw people to public spaces and provide a very tangible service at low cost. Free outdoor space WiFi!? Why can't more neighborhoods do this?
Bryant Park then….. …and now. Looks like spring is on the horizon!