Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Oh, Oh: 'Coordinated Street Furniture' Newsstands Arrive in Brooklyn

As part of the Department of Transportation's twenty-year street furniture franchise with Cemusa, Inc., 330 familiar old green newsstands are being replaced with new snazzy stainless-steel numbers. This one (pictured above) is being installed on Court Street near Livingston in Brooklyn Heights (technically Downtown Brooklyn).

According to NYC.gov, the franchisee will be able to sell advertising space on the newsstand (seems to be room for a nice, big ad). The city is also replacing all 3,300 bus shelters, and will install 20 public toilets. The street furniture was designed by Grimshaw Industrial Design.

More at NYC.gov.

Photo by MK Metz

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