Independent Zines Kiosk Pops Up In The New York Subway

The Newsstand

Metro stations are good places for retail, as thousands of commuters pass by every day. Ordinary news stands, food courts and clothing shops often fill the spaces deep down in these metropolitan transfer hubs. However, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (where else?) it’s a little different — an independent zines kiosk has taken over a news stand at the Metropolitan Avenue station for one month.

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Trend 1: Spotify The City

Trend 1: Spotify The City

One of the most interesting developments in the last years is the shift from ownership to access. Music service Spotify is a good example of this change that will eventually turn around the economy. We don’t buy CDs any more, but a monthly Spotify subscription gives us access to all the music in the world without owning it. Exactly this focus shift is also introduced in the way cities are organized and developed. The city gets ‘spotified’.

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Trend 3: The Reinvention Of The Post Box

Trend 3: The Reinvention Of The Post Box

Waiting for packages sucks big time since urban lifestyles are more flexible than ever. As the fixed address is slightly becoming an old-fashioned concept, the post box of the future will be movable in terms of space and time. New-style post boxes take different shapes and forms, pop up where needed, and don’t require a direct link with home addresses. Several companies around the world are working on futuristic concepts that redefine the post box, and make parcel delivery processes fit with modern lifestyles.

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