WILLIAMSBURG—Fire at the Domino Sugar Plant? No, says our photog, "Someone jumped in river. He was taken out." [CurbedWire Inbox]
SIDEWALKS—Our friends and erstwhile contest partners at the Municipal Art Society are taking aim at a new target (brace yourselves)?newsracks! Here's the pitch:
The streets of New York City are littered with filthy, poorly maintained and decrepit newsracks that are both eyesores and potentially hazardous to New Yorkers. Paris, London, Berlin and Amsterdam don't tolerate this scourge on their streets, and Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami Beach, Houston and San Francisco have cracked down on the newsrack blight too. But New York City continues to tolerate it, and we think this is outrageous!
Ridding our streets of these nasty newsracks is a dirty job, but somebody has to do it, and the Municipal Art Society needs your help. Submit your best photographs of the dirtiest, most unkempt, most repulsive newsracks in New York City to our OUTRAGE! contest and help persuade elected officials that filthy newsracks are rotting the Big Apple and that they must commit to regulating them.
The full contest deets here. [CurbedWire Inbox]