Updated 09/19/2008 02:26 PM
Art takes over parking space for a day
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Four downtown Syracuse parking spaces have given up their normal use in the name of art. The spots are being filled as part of National Parking Day, which explores the use of open space, and fights to restore public places for public use.
We visited one of the exhibits, a dining room table set up by a team of SU students on West Jefferson and Franklin streets.
The students, from a collective team called HarPeiPo hope to draw attention to the underused dining room table.
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“Essentially what we're trying to do is draw attention to sort of um, the fact that there's distinctly an American habit of dining alone. And then also drawing attention to our underused dining room tables and sort of inviting people to come use ours so that they'll use theirs,” said team member Jessica Posner.
National Parking Day is celebrating open space in 80 cities in nine different countries. The event is sponsored in Syracuse by 40 Below.