Shopping Cart Gets Cement Shoes In Williamsburg Park

Note: This is no longer there.

I was walking by the small, triangle-shaped Macri Park in Williamsburg near the Lorimer stop today…

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…when I noticed something that I think is new…

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At the corner by Metropolitan and Meeker, someone has dumped a 4-foot x 4-foot mound of cement with a Home Depot shopping cart embedded in it:

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There was no official plaque posted nearby, so I’m guessing it’s guerrilla art. I couldn’t tell if it was cemented to the ground, or was simply dropped into place, but either would be pretty impressive for a covert operation:

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The carriage is filled with a bunch of six packs painted gray…and that’s it:

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Weird, right? I can’t find a thing about this online. Anyone know anything? What did this poor shopping cart do??

-SCOUT

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14 comments

  1. I don’t know anything about the awesome public artwork, but the park has a name! It’s Macri Park, and I only know this because I used to manage the tiny namesake bar that faces it across Union.

    It’s actually a pretty awesome park in that it houses a totally traditional oyster shell bocce-ball court.

  2. Hey Scout – unrelated to park or shopping cart – I noticed a political ad against Tom DiNapoli on the sidebar. I’m a little surprised that you allow political advertising on the site (I don’t care one way or the other about DiNapoli)?

  3. This is strikingly similar to a shopping cart statue that used to live in the small green space between Lafayette, Flatbush, and Schermerhorn, a few blocks from BAM. I think the pedestal is still there.

  4. How confusing! They don’t sell grey beer at Home Depot.

  5. This reminds me of a less thought-out version of Banksy’s telephone booths.

    http://flickriver.com/photos/edenjet/249053978/

  6. Nice find- so glad you post interesting stuff like this that I might not happen by before it gets taken away!

  7. I believe that’s an original Homer Simpson.

  8. before the hispters took over, there were lots of stolen/abandoned shopping carts full of garbage sitting around. we used to call it trash, now it’s “art”. whatevs.

  9. Specter needs to have a less annoying website.

  10. Neat! Yeah actually aportionpart of this is prob apart ofcareonecreditnews.com but I partially agree with your view

  11. Very neat! I bet a lot of people pass by this without even thinking about it. Probably just assume someone knocked over a cart.

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  13. I just hate squeaky shopping carts.

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