Our success in designing the Pearl Street Triangle prompted the City's Department of Transportation to consider other ways to work with our team to transform underutilized streets into vibrant public spaces - on a scale that could be easily replicated throughout the five boroughs.
FANTÁSTICA’s design for mobile “Street Seats” is cost-effective, can be deployed in an area as small as one or two parking spaces, and is built to be easily assembled and disassembled for seasonal use. The result is elegant and functional sidewalk seating that creates neighborhood gathering spaces. DOT was so impressed with the result that they adopted our design, which has become the standard for all of New York City’s mobile Street Seat installations.
"Developers in Brooklyn's Dumbo Plan Public Space," Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2016
"Outdoor Public Seating Heading to Underline Coffee, Brooklyn Fare," DNAinfo, April 21, 2016
"Please be seated: New York City expands its CityBench program and grows 'Streat Seats' parklets in Brooklyn," Architect's Newspaper, October 24, 2015
"Street Seats and Bike Lanes Come to Brownsville and East New York," Streetsblog, August 12, 2015
"Park-ing spaces: Plazas pop up curbside downtown," Brooklyn Paper, October 6, 2014