Let's join Street Plans Collaborative, CNU New York, and Neighborland for an afternoon of exploration & street seat mapping!
The Street Plans Collaborative has created an awesome project called Street Seats, an open source project (please contribute!) documenting the wide variety of creative and informal seats, benches, and urban perches gifted by New York City’s small businesses, advocacy organizations, and everyday neighborhood caretakers. From the site, "As silly as it sounds, the opportunity to sit down is one of the great joys, if not necessities of urban living. Yet cities the world over fail to provide enough places for people to rest, socialize, or simply watch the world go by. We think this needs to change, so we’ve created StreetSeats.org."
Participants will gather at the southwest corner of Union Square in Manhattan at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 6th, by the Gandhi statue. We'll go over instructions at that time, before sending everyone out into the city in small groups to find and document the location of DIY street seating to build up the public database StreetSeats.org, and help New Yorkers find a nice place to sit, relax, and watch the world go by. At 5:00 PM, we'll regroup at The Magician at 118 Rivington for a happy hour and to share our findings.
See you there!
Let me know if you'd like to register a team in advance. Otherwise, show up solo and we'll form groups that afternoon.