Should the Lower East Side Adopt Uriflift Urinals?

Posted August 12, 2010 at 6:24 am

[Photo Credit: Cool Business Ideas] Perhaps what New York City really needs in combating sidewalk urination is a pop-up lavatory. Just ask England.  Across the pond in Surrey County, officials have approved the use of the nascent pee-pee technology called the “Urilift.”

An Open Letter to Drunken Revelers

Last modified August 11, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Early Sunday morning at around 3 am, these two drunken gentlemen whipped out their man-parts in plain sight and began whizzing all over the 94 Orchard Street storefront. Not a care in the world.

262 Broome Not a Bathroom

Last modified August 11, 2010 at 2:13 pm

In three different languages, the residents of 262 Broome Street ask that you please refrain from using their doorstep as a bathroom.  That is all.

Mott Street Etiquette

Posted September 18, 2009 at 6:10 am

Along the sliver of Mott Street between Houston and Prince, urban etiquette has a more childlike tone.  Many of the trees lining the western side of the street are wrapped in playful pleas to dog-walkers and cyclists.  Each one is written in first-person perspective. This particular note reads: “Dear bicycle riding person, I need your […]

Bowery Tinkle

Posted June 26, 2009 at 8:04 am

Urinating on city streets is generally conducted late night, deep in the shadows and out of plain sight. But not always. The other day, one man decided to tinkle on the sidewalk shed of McNally’s Bowery pizzeria for all to witness. Is it a yellow kiss of death from our beloved thoroughfare? Related Reading:McNally Coverage […]