Open House

York Street, Brooklyn, 2006.

A wood and orange webbing construction was left by the sidewalk in York Street. Inside there was a table, benches and a small terrace, also with a bench, overlooking the street. Signs were attached to the exterior wall inviting passers-by to enter and use the shelter. It was used by the local residents for several weeks. On a few occasions, the shelter’s occupants were aggressively expelled by the police who believed the shelter to be the property of some city utilities company. The structure was later vandalized by the police and removed by the sanitation department.