Right now, the most Insta-famous street spot in New York is a Williamsburg basketball court with a couple plastic benches.
Prior to this spring — with the exception of a few loose video appearances — they’ve just been sitting there.
“Are those plastic?” A group of young men would observe, and keep skating onward to the Monument, onward to Reggaeton Ledges, onward to see if anything new and interesting had been built on the waterfront.
“There’s a whole city out there! Why waste time on recycled plastic?!”