Friday, August 22, 2008

More big racks.

It seems the internet (or at least the NY corner of it) is all aflutter over some new Public Art style Bike Racks created by NYC resident/musician/artist David Byrne.

In the two weeks I've been here, I've noticed that this entire city is up on his jock. Not that its undeserved, but its just a little odd to me. He's currently got an installation up in a Battery warehouse called 'Playing the Building'.

..but the newest creation of his, hits a little closer to home. literally.

Big racks.

This one is near my place. Outside of the Hungarian Pastry shop. A shop used in Woody Allen's 'Husbands and Wives'.
I was going to lock to it and snap a photo, but its like 2 blocks from my place, so I have no need to bike there. Also, it seems the flickr is already full of pictures of people locking their bikes to David's racks.

I'm not going to get into what the best style of locking would be for each of his abstract racks, as that would be difficult without a couple of different shaped bicycles, different sized locks, and a pile of free time.

What I AM going to do is ponder an even MORE interesting bike rack in my neighbourhood:

This one is outside of Tom's Restaurant, on my street. (otherwise known as the 'Seinfeld Diner', or Tom's Diner from the Suzan Vega song).

Ever since I arrived, this bike has been sitting here.
Two weeks.
Two weeks locked up like this.
Does the owner work at Tom's?
Is this some kind of sick joke?
I want to throw more locks on it.
I want to cut the cable, and lock it up across the street.
I want to see it move.
Argh. it hurts my brain every time I walk by it.
I almost want it gone.
Though I will be sad if it does disappear.

But back on the topic of Art racks, I think the City of Whitehorse did it better some time ago. Here's a shot from wifey's blog:

Get it? Yukon, Pipelines? heh.

1 comment:

midnightsimon said...

One of my favorite movies of all time!