Photo: Dana Rodriguez
Coming soon to LinkNYC advertising obelisks is a series of five neighborhood-specific illustrations by artist Dana Rodriguez. The Lower East Side counts as one, alongside Greenwich Village, midtown, Harlem, and Brooklyn.
(Apparently each image will run on machines in those targeted areas.)
Local icons illustrated in the graphic include Katz’s Deli, Grand Street subway stop, pickles, and the Essex Street Market. Yet, trumping them all is the ornate Eldridge Street Synagogue (dating back to 1887).
Judging by reactions across Instagram, each of the institutions featured was greatly appreciative.
LinkNYC kiosks first started appearing streetside about three years ago as part of a public-private partnership between CityBridge and NYC. Since their introduction, the technology has been a popular draw for area squatters and homeless.
The city allegedly plans to install 4,550 hot-spots by July 2019.
Delancey Street, September 2017