Deborah Wasserman Participated in Stoop NYC Project
The artist collaborated with Rockwell Group and DOT in the project that takes place in Jackson Heights
The architecture firm Rockwell Group brings another innovation to Jackson Heights, Queens: outdoor furniture through a project called Stoop NYC. Developed pro bono for the DOT, Stoop NYC includes moveable stadium-style seating that also stores tables and chairs. The stoops have a few plants on top and a sliding barrier that blocks traffic. It’s the latest pandemic betterment project from the firm, which brought the city modular streeteries after indoor dining was banned and outdoor stages and theaters when Broadway and performance venues were shuttered.
Artist Deborah Wasserman painted the stoops with a scene inspired by Jackson Heights, where Stoop NYC debuted (and where one of the city’s most successful open streets is).