We can't believe it's already June 1st! In New York City that means we're entering the full-swing of the summer season—backyard BBQs, concerts in the park and the sweet arrival of Italian Ice pushcarts on street corners around the City.
This Sunday, the Lower East Side hosts the first street festival of the season with DayLife. Promising to transform three blocks of the LES into an "urban backyard," the event features neighborhood food vendors and retailers hawking treats, DJs, live music and activities for your whole hipster crew (ping pong, skate ramp, DJ lessons).
For the occassion, Dub Studio Architects created a prototype for a new kind of pushcart. The modular carts are made of components that are easily assembled, moved, stacked and positioned. When closed, the carts are occupy 12 sq ft. When opened, the carts expand out to 120 square feet (the equivalent of a parking spot.) The pushcarts offer a smart, cost-effective solution for city street fairs, and will be reused in the fall for subsequent events.
The event is the lovechild of LES BID and DUB Studios Architects brought together through the great work of desigNYC. designNYC connects designers interested in civic engagement with extraordinary nonprofits to improve the lives of New Yorkers through the power of design.
See the push carts in action this Sunday!
LES BID and DUB Studios present...
Sunday, June 3rd
Noon - 5PM
Orchard Street between Houston and Delancey