Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Artist Jason Shelowitz Reminds Area Residents Of Proper Etiquette

Artist and graphic designer Jason Shelowitz, also known as Jay Shells, has brought his campaign to teach New Yorkers "urban etiquette" to our neighborhood. Recently, he has affixed his "Metropolitan Etiquette Authority" signs on posts along Smith Street.  
The humorous reminders to "pay attention while walking" and to "clean up after your horse" are part of a series of four such signs that  Shelowitz is posting around the city.  The others warn to not put your cigarette butts on the ground and to pull up your pants.
Can't ague with that.
Below is a video clip taken by Animal New York of Shelowitz in action in Manhattan.


Anonymous said...

Though I really like the idea and the signs are good reminders, it is a violation on NYC regs to post/affix signs to NYC property which does include parking reg sign poles. My concern is very simple, by allowing this posting, others with less enjoyable messages or commerical messages will now feel free to join in and post their signs. We suffer with enough stuff on our streets/sidewalk. Lets keep the posted messages to a bare minimum

Anonymous said...

Yup. illegal. I quote:
Posting- It shall be unlawful for any person to paste, post, paint, print, nail or attach or affix by any means whatsoever any handbill, poster, notice, sign, advertisement, sticker or other printed material upon any curb, gutter, flagstone, tree, lamppost, awning post, telegraph pole, telephone pole, public utility pole, public garbage bin, bus shelter, bridge, elevated train structure, highway fence, barrel, box, parking meter, mail box, traffic control device, traffic stanchion, traffic sign (including pole), tree box, tree pit protection device, bench, traffic barrier, hydrant, public pay telephone, any personal property maintained on a city street or other city-owned property pursuant to a franchise, concession or revocable consent granted by the city or other such item or structure in any street, or to direct, suffer or permit any servant, agent, employee or other person under his or her control to engage in such activity;..... which carries a penalty of up to $300.00 for each poster at each location.

Anonymous said...

The pay attention while walking (and not updating facebook) is a sign the City SHOULD put up! add to that other things people do while crossing the street - like checking emails, talking on phone...