April 2, 2009
The latest trend in hi-tech geek pranks is hacking traffic signs. I'd recently read about this happening out in the suburbs and on rural highways so I was pretty surprised to see the phenomenon on my own street right here in the heart of NYC. My friend Mark Sam took this pic a couple days ago with his phone at the intersection of Houston and Broadway. It's a bit profane and somewhat absurdist, which suits Soho's quasi-artsy sensibility. But mainly, it made me laugh and that was all I needed to share it with you.