26. The Popular Boogie Down Booth is Back in The Bronx

Boogie Down Booth - Untapped Cities - AFineLyneBoogie Down Booth photo via WHEDco

Back by popular demand, The Boogie Down Booth first launched in the Bronx as a pop-up in July 2014 as part of Under the Elevated, a project of the Design Trust for Public Space in partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation and in collaboration with WHEDco. Design Trust Fellows Chat Travieso and Neil Donnelly constructed a temporary installation at the corner of Freeman Street and Southern Boulevard, directly below the 2/5 subway at a busy bus stop and right down the street from the BMHC Lab. The first Boogie Down Booth included seating, LED lighting, and directional speakers that played Bronx Music 24/7—all powered by solar panels.
It was so successful, that WHEDco brought the concept back to the Bronx again this year. Designed to celebrate the rich culture of the Bronx expressed through music and art, you will find the colorful installation as an interactive place to sit, with artwork by local artists, and speakers streaming music by Bronx artists. The playlist is curated by the Bronx Music Heritage Center. The installation is designed again by Chat Travieso, who also has an installation up at Pier 42.
You will find the Boogie Down Booth along the fence at Malcolm Pinckney Seabury Park, Southern Boulevard and 174th Street. This project was done in partnership with NYC Parks and Whedco’s Bronx Music Heritage Center. The installation will be up through July 2016.