Canal Street Crackdown: Counterfeit Triangle
An amazing info-graphic about canal street by Alex Kalman and Lola Sinreich.
Alex Kalman is a founder of Red Bucket Films and MyBlockNYC, an interactive mapping project.
Lola Sinreich, an art curator, is the communications associate at Electronic Arts Intermix, a nonprofit media arts organization.
We at the Ballast love this! The full article is on nytimes.com. This image shows some of the top products we all love Canal Street for. Although everyone is always quick so say that ‘New York is Dying!’ Let’s face it. Canal Street will be around for a while…Anyone who has lived down there knows that, Canal Street is the tip of the iceberg–the showroom for the gritty inner-workings and tunnels of Chinatown’s gem, The Hustle.
Enjoy this incredible infographic!
New York’s Street of Schemes
By ALEX KALMAN and LOLA SINREICH
Published: January 16, 2010
Over the past year, the New York Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement has closed at least 64 of the storefront businesses that line the sidewalks of Canal Street from West Broadway to Lafayette Street, an area known as the Counterfeit Triangle. On one recent night, 10 buildings and 31 stalls were shut down, and a daisy chain of undercover and uniformed police officers filled an 18-wheeler with garbage bags holding $1 million worth of knockoff merchandise…