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Miami Advertises on Houston

Posted February 9, 2010 at 6:18 am

There’s a big promotional push happening in the neighborhood right now for travel to Miami. Taped to light poles along the Houston corridor, from east to west, are dozens of advertisements with the tagline “express yourself.”  As if people here really needed to be told to visit Florida.

A Bizarre Sell

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Whether it’s material possessions or services for hire, people will use neighborhood street furniture as a marketplace to sell anything. The tear-away-tab fliers taped to lightposts, magazine boxes, and the like seem to get more bizarre over time.  Take, for instance, one such posting on Essex Street which is trying to hawk stick shift lessons to a population […]

Early Edition: August 24

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:08 am

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Bowery Boombox

Posted August 14, 2009 at 6:27 am

That old school street ingenuity still reigns free on the Bowery.  Indeed, earlier this week, we watched in awe as a pair of sidewalk dwellers meticulously pried open the base of a nearby street lamp to bogart its electric lifeblood.  But not without reasonable cause.  Their nineties-era Sony boombox with detachable speakers needed a proper […]

Leaning Light Post on Clinton

Posted June 4, 2009 at 8:26 am

We’re definitely no corps of engineers, but the leaning light post at the corner of Clinton and Stanton Streets is cause for concern.