Best Reason To Stop Gawking At People Cooler Than You (2008)

STUFF GROUND INTO THE PAVEMENT BY THE ASTOR PLACE CUBE

The kids with thigh boots and tacklebox faces have nothing on the STUFF GROUND INTO THE PAVEMENT BY THE ASTOR PLACE CUBE. At the corner of East 8th and Lafayette streets, mere steps from the hipster-magnet cube, scrolls a sequence of items that have become part of the pavement—coins, pop-tops, bits of jewelry, a collection of screws, part of a coat hanger, shards of fountain pens, someone's long-lost house key. Fossilized tableaux like this appear on corners all over the city, but just try finding one with a butter knife, primly preserved, or a toothbrush gone translucent with age, resting bristle-side down.

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