A couple of years ago we requested one simple thing: more public hammocks in NYC. At the time, Governors Island just built a "Hammock Grove," featuring a few hammocks suspended over a section of grassy lawn. But why not have hammocks in the parks, we wondered.
Late last month, the Flatiron Sky-Line was unveiled, the winner of the Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition, an annual affair that awards the best design with a temporary installation. This year's installation features "ten large contiguous arches constructed of white powder-coated steel tubes with LED lights," as well as hammocks suspended from the arches.
HAMMOCKS! The hammocks are here. Just in time for winter.
Yeah, so, as you may know, it's December. And December in NYC is not exactly hammock season, but if you think a little chill in the air is gonna stop New Yorkers from partaking in some much-needed hammock time, you are very wrong. Especially since it's gonna look so great on your Instagram.
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The installation is courtesy of the winners (LOT, an architectural and design firm), as well as the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership BID, NYC DOT Art, and Van Alen Institute. It will remain on view to the public on the North Flatiron Public Plaza at Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and 23rd Street through the holidays. Also, there are hours! Hammock hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily.