‘Streetheart’ Dangling Bunnies Return to Lower East Side Power Lines
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Call it a return of the blindfolded bunnies. The stuffed rabbits are again dangling from the power lines of downtown streets. You know the ones – with pink eyeband and accompanying charm. It’s admittedly been some time since we’ve seen new placements of these “mobiles.”
The one above is located near the intersection of Grand and Eldridge Streets.
The bunnies, aptly dubbed “Streethearts,” are a creative collaboration between artist Manny Castro and electronic dance duo HeartsRevolution.
Lead singer Leyla “Lo” Safai dreamed up the idea years ago while in New York. She grabbed a marker and began adding “revolutionary pink eyeband” to everything within arm’s reach. This impulse combined seemlessly with Castro’s previous work stringing high heels from wires as a commentary on shoes as drug turf demarcation.
What do you think of the “Streethearts”?