Title: Welcome to NYC
Poet: Rachel Goldstein (Half Hollow Hills High School West, Grade 9, Age 14)
Other Collaborators: AB Graphics (Placard Designer); Sponsored by King Kullen
Year of Creation: 2003
Medium: Poem digitally printed on laminated placard
Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD): 11 x 24 in.
Description: Teen poem printed on laminated placards and displayed in the interior ad spaces of selected buses in the HART system.
The roar of the engine subdues all other noise, perhaps
except the occasional announcement of the pilot
Craning one's neck it is possible to see out of the tiny
oval window to the world, and to view the setting
sun, accompanied by the myriad of color
Soon, darkness chokes the sun and wispy clouds turn a
royal blue black.
The wings tilt, and the nose dives down beneath the
Lights flick on, and the grandeur of the skyscrapers
which seem to be miniature toy houses, proudly
display their light, making the appearance that one will
fly directly into a yard filled with tiny Christmas lights.
The city of Broadway, fancy china in elegant restaurants,
and an infinite amount of hope and opportunity.
A muffled click, then the raspy speaker breaks the
serenity as the wheels pound the Earth, "Welcome to
New York City."
Street/Site Location: HART Bus System
Owner/Administrator: Town of Huntington (Public Art Initiative)