Four weeks ago, we were pleased to announce the New Museum's "Festival of Ideas for the New City." With the multifaceted event just a week away, we've got our hands on an all-access pass to the festival—including the buzzworthy Rem Koolhaas keynote next Wednesday, May 4th—for one of our lucky readers in New York City.
All you have to do to enter is tweet your favorite piece of design in the five boroughs—something that defines the city for you—to @core77 AND @IdeasNYC. Sure, it's easy to love the terraced crown atop the Chrysler Building or the iconic arches of the Brooklyn Bridge, but we're really looking for someone with a designer's—if not necessarily a true New Yorker's—appreciation for the city.
Some personal picks include the fire escapes in Chinatown and the doors to the vault of One Hanson Place (home to Brooklyn Flea in the winter). Or maybe it's something less concrete, like the MTA's ubiquitous use of Helvetica or 311 as an example of service design. So let's hear it, NYC design enthusiasts: what makes the city special for you? Respond (via Twitter) to @Core77 and @IdeasNYC by midnight tomorrow, Thursday, April 28, and we'll pick a winner on Friday.