Urban Traps is a project where Hunter Fine and I lay traps for various subcultures in hopes of protecting neighborhoods from infestation. Minutes after setting this Hipster Trap in the East Village, a stranger took this pic and posted it online. The next day it had close to one million views on Reddit alone.
Bait: Pabst Blue Ribbon, neon sunglasses, American Spirit cigarettes, yellow fixed-gear bike chain
Some nice people said some nice things. Thanks for that, and thanks to everyone who shared the Hipster Traps online.
Bridge & Tunnel Traps
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
Outside of Mason Dixon Bar- Lower East Side, NYC
Tea Party Traps
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