Quick Urban Fixes in NYC – Rotten Apple Project
This is a good example of:Tactical, DIY urbanism projects
The Rotten Apple Project features 23 urban “hacks” to bring fun and utility to New York’s public spaces.
The Rotten Apple Project seeks small, low cost additions to New York City’s streets. Some additions bring new uses to existing infrastructure while others use the city as public art. Some of the projects include:
- Get Rhythm, Give Rhythm – small containers affixed to construction scaffolding hold drum sticks that let passers-by create music on the metal pipes
- Recycling Rack – water bottle holders attached to trash cans divert aluminum cans and bottles from the trash (New York has a 5 cent deposit so those bottles and cans have value).
- a,b,c & chalk board signs – old wayfinding signs get new life with magnetic letters and chalk