Reflections by Jane and Kimberly on popular culture.
On The Wall
Thank You New York City!
Did you know? There’s a plan afoot to change all that scary looking, scary feeling and sometimes truly scary street scaffolding over the streets of New York City!! On occasion we’ll see a travel article with the headline “Tips for Women Traveling Alone” but never one for safely navigating those dark cavernous sidewalk tunnels. Now, from a design competition created by Dovetail Design Strategists led by Susanna Sirefman, comes something better than tips. A solution by Urban Umbrella. Tricky, spooky sidewalks lit by overhead LED lights, easier access to stores even with a stroller, 180 degree visibility and smooth surfaces that don’t catch or scratch not only ease a woman’s mind of what might be hiding in the shadows but they’re practical. Replacements for the ugly sidewalk sheds are easily and inexpensively installed structures that improve ease of foot traffic for shoppers and stores alike – and they’re beautiful!