Category Archives: mass transit

Global No Pants Subway Ride


(Today Show Coverage from last year’s No Pants Ride)

Improv Everywhere is encouraging people to organize their own No Pants Subway Rides in cities around the world on January 10, the same day as the annual event in New York. There are already a dozen cities on board. Check out the official site to find your city or start your own ride: Global No Pants Subway Ride

Take a Seat

New York artist Jason Eppink has been getting lots of awesome press for his Take a Seat project lately, including the interview on NY1 above.

He writes:

Take a Seat is an ongoing series of public furniture installations aimed at increasing the availability of seating options in New York City subway stations. Perfectly functional chairs are rescued from trash piles and reassigned to stations where limited seating options leave subway patrons no choice but to stand for extended periods of time.

Take a Seat creates value simply by relocating an object to a new location. Rescued chairs – once liabilities – become assets with little to no effort.

Seating solutions installed for Take a Seat are not affixed to MTA property in any way, opening up opportunities for collaboration with subway patrons who, if they take the initiative, may continue the project by installing the chairs in other locations that could benefit from more seating options.

You also enjoy another of our favorite chair-related projects: Rob Cockerham’s Starbucks Chairs Prank.