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BPM BOX

PSC MRC

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NYC DON'T WALK SIGNS

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Pedestrian 2008

Thank you to these
wonderful businesses
on 14th Street for their participation!
Moving east to west:

Artichoke Basille's
Pizza and Brewery

328 E. 14th Street

The Crocodile Lounge
325 E. 14th Street

Union Square Inn
209 East 14th Street

The Garden of Eden
7 East 14th Street

Lush Union Square
7 East 14th Street

Union Square Optical
9 West 14th Street

Pedestrian 2008

In October, 2008, the fourth annual AiOP presented Pedestrian on 14th Street, Manhattan - the great divider between uptown/downtown and highbrow/lowbrow. From the East River to the Hudson River, artists of all mediums encouraged the masses of daily pedestrians to rediscover this corridor of diverse commerce, including Union Square, historical site of social and political activism. Projects explored connections between public spaces, pedestrian traffic, and ephemeral transient disruptions. Like a scavenger hunt, New Yorkers used a map to discover art in unexpected places along this amazing street.

"The Street Sees You" involved pedestrians picking up postcards from participating businesses along 14th Street, in order to begin their search. One side of the card has a picture of an unusual object that exists literally "on" 14th Street. The flip side is text that describes the object’s function and clues about how to find it. This act of looking forces the pedestrian to engage with the street in a completely different way... searching the ground and seeing what remains normally unseen.

On this site you will find the three objects featured on the cards, along with their locations, and a growing list of other interesting examples of "street hardware."

Thanks to Malcolm Leach and Joel Gil
for their eagle eyes during the initial search.