Urban Traps (Hipster Traps)

Hipster Traps

Hipster Traps
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Urban Traps is a project where Hunter Fine and I lay traps for different subcultures in hopes of protecting neighborhoods from infestation. Minutes after setting this trap in the East Village, a stranger took this pic and posted it online. The next day it had close to one million views.

Bait: Pabst Blue Ribbon, neon sunglasses, American Spirit cigarettes, yellow fixed-gear bike chain

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Williamsburg, Brooklyn - A Holga camera gets added to the bait.

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McCarren Park. Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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No, they did not take the bait.

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Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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East Village, NYC

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Hipster Trap story makes the front page. We bumped the Japan crisis to the small space?

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Some nice people said some nice things. Thanks for that, and thanks to everyone who shared the Hipster Traps online.

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Tweets about Traps.

Bridge & Tunnel Traps

Bridge & Tunnel Traps
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For those particularly loud and offensive outer-borough-ers who treat the city like their own personal Chuck E. Cheese’s/ashtray/toilet, we set Bridge and Tunnel traps. This first one was left outside one of their favorite haunts, the Rivington Hotel in NYC’s Lower East Side.

Bait: Drakkar Noir, self tanner, gold necklace, Path train tickets, hair spiking gel, Long Island Railroad schedule

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Mason Dixon Bar. NYC’s Lower East Side

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Pacha. Manhattan’s West Side

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New York Magazine

Outside of Mason Dixon Bar- Lower East Side, NYC

Tea Party Traps

Tea Party Traps
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White House. Washington D.C. - First Tea Party Trap.

Bait: Give Us Liberty (Tea Party Manifesto), mini United States Constitution, NoBama button,  Don’t Tread On Me stickers. No More Taxes pin, gun cleaner

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Near Capitol Building. Washington D.C.

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In front of Capitol Building

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Lafayette Square, Washington D.C.

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In front of Washington Monument. The Mall, Washington D.C.