What fascinates me the most about New York City's history is the way different groups of people have inhabited areas for centuries, constantly re-shaping and re-defining the way spaces are used and interpreted. What I'd like to do over the summer is install several signs or other markers giving clues that direct people to historical locations which tell the story of those who have lived in Lower Manhattan. This would take the form of a scavenger hunt, an activity that invites passersby to discover previously unknown histories of the area they are in. I would love to collaborate with anyone who is interested, and thank you to those who have contributed really awesome ideas on how to make this project more interactive.
Today I put up the first two signs, one clue and one answer, in Chinatown. Since it was raining, a tarp covering a street vendor's cart partially obstructed the view of the first sign, but I think you can still see it okay today.