If it's not one thing, it's another: 25 Uses for Inwood's Potted Traffic Signs
|Sing out, Roo! |
Bass/baritone and songwriter Roosevelt Credit rehearses on West 204th Street.
One Trombone on 204th Street
(the other 75 are stuck in traffic on Dyckman Street)
with Monique Buzzarte
famed trombonist and composer
76 Trombones - from The Music Man
Sign on Sign on Cumming Street
Music to our Ears
|Happy holidays from Blue the dog, Cumming Street, and your local potted traffic sign!|
|Cathleen Dwyer Kelly sets up shop on the corner of Cumming Street and Broadway. Performance art, anyone?|
|Every writer needs a cat - and a cigar.|
|Cathleen Dwyer Kelly writes her novel al fresco.|
|A reworked version of Edgar Allan Poe's Raven|
|And no cuts! The perfect shave on Academy Street.|
Manhattan's northernmost neighborhood, Inwood, recently became the island's first "Slow Zone," a program designed by the city's Department of Transportation to force or remind speeders to slow down. The project includes speed bumps, white street markings, and signs, planted and placed on the west side of Inwood. The street signage includes potted signs. Conversely, precious parking, already in short supply, has been eliminated by the signage and markings throughout the neighborhood.
About those potted signs. . .surely, there most be other uses for them, other than just standing there. Street art, anyone?
Twenty-five suggested uses for Inwood's potted signs:
|Longtime Inwood resident Mike Jimenez|
enjoys breakfast on Henshaw Street.
|Annmarie Aquino knits!|
And a few additions for good measure: Stash your outlawed super sized soft drinks. Build a terrarium or dollhouse by cutting out the front of the base and replace it with plexiglass. Use the potted signs as substations for the 34th Precinct. Raise your eyebrows when Mayor Bloomberg designates these as living spaces. Attach a mirror and tweeze, pluck, and shave. Hang a hammock between two signs and - swing!
The possibilities are endless.