Recap: Ideas City Street Festival on the Bowery [PHOTOS]
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The Ideas City Festival was a coordinated attack on all corners of the Lower East Side. From Pier 42 and Delancey Plaza to the Centre-fuge trailer and the Bowery. The four-day event culminated Saturday afternoon with the block party on the Bowery, last seen here two years ago with the original Festival of Ideas for the New City.
This time around, though, the festival had much less of an “artisanal Brooklyn” feel. There were over a hundred tents and tables, and it indeed seemed as though more local neighborhood organizations and businesses participated. Kickstarter, which recently crossed the river to BK, manned the largest tent; the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (Morus) had a table; there was some public performance art on Rivington with leaning twins; No 7-Eleven set up shop at the Stanton soccer field; and even a few sections of the original “worms” made a comeback.