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Art, City Living, Transportation

Student Project Gets Subway Riders to Scratch and Sniff

By Michelle Cohen, Tue, February 9, 2016

“If You Smell Something, Smell Something Else.” Those words introduce a handful of signs that have been popping up at a few subway stations around the city, including Canal Street, Herald Square and Union Square. And most people, quite frankly, would rather do just that, if they had a choice…and now they do. School of Visual Arts graphic design student Angela Kim was acutely aware of this fact, and she decided to add a few more to the collection.

What’s that smell?

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Images: Times Square subway station via John Wisniewski via photopin cc (L); Gingerbread Village via NYSCI Flickr (R)

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  • A little flattery never hurt anyone…artist Leah Harper is installing a compliment-giving toy dispenser under the High Line. DNAinfo has the scoop.
  • Untapped Cities shares some of its favorite Arts and Crafts/Beaux Arts-style ceramics in NYC subway stations.
  • Dan Marker Moore’s urban time-lapse photography is pretty amazing. Head over to Fubiz to check it out.
  • You know your coworker who puts you to shame by sitting on a yoga ball all day? Well, he or she can now one up you even more with the two-legged balancing chair from French designer Benoit Malta. See it on Dornob.
  • Brooklyn Heights’ Squibb Park Bridge was closed because it was bouncing too much, reports the New York Times.

Images: Bleecker Street subway mosaic via GVSHP (L); Balancing chair via Benoit Malta (R)