Street Furniture

Signs of the Orchard Street Pedestrian Mall

Posted July 19, 2010 at 6:12 am

In the summer of 2008, the city installed a series of overhanging sign posts along Orchard Street between Delancey and East Houston.  At the time, the precise purpose of this new street furniture wasn’t entirely clear.  Would some newfangled hi-tech traffic signs hang here?  Or even a couple of surveillance cameras?  The ambiguity lasted for […]

Bike Bag of Piss

Posted December 18, 2009 at 6:26 am

When an empty bottle isn’t readily available for emergency relief, the standard issue shopping bag is apparently the preferred alternative. This bag of piss was hanging from the handlebars of a bike parked near the corner of Canal and Ludlow Streets. And, as is often the case, this particular bike became an instant trash receptacle.