It’s known as stooping, and it’s how New Yorkers acquire free secondhand furniture from the city’s curbs.In essence, someone who no longer requires their old mid-century coffee table places it on the sidewalk in front of their home, where it may be picked up by anybody who might find it helpful.
Stooping is a long-standing practice, but it was given a modern twist in the summer of 2019 when a Brooklyn couple started an Instagram account to help castaways find new owners.They named it Stooping NYC and began giving whatever the streets had to offer without hesitation.
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“Individuals move so frequently, no apartment is ever truly the same, and New York’s transitory character means that people are either shopping for new furniture or wanting to get rid of what they already have.Stooping appears to have become New York’s equivalent of ‘paying it forward.'”
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As the couple mentioned in one of our previous conversations, hosting stooping on social media not only means that locals have a better chance of finding what they need, but it also allows residents to ‘export’ a part of the city to visitors, allowing them to take a virtual stroll through the neighborhoods.”It allows those who follow from all over the world access to a bit of New York City culture,” they remarked at the time.
“It’s also allowed us to ‘gameify’ stooping, with stoopers sharing stories about things they see, stoop for, take home, and repurpose.Telling narrative around the pieces, like we do on other platforms, would be quite difficult.”
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Stoopers are enthusiastic about a wide range of items, from basic residential fixtures like bookshelves and kitchen islands to priceless treasures like beanie baby collections and pianos, and everything in between.Additionally, they ensure that no plant dies on concrete!
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#14 Holy Saturday!
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#16 Oh Baby!
#17 Let The Saturday Bangers Begin
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#19 Already Packed And Ready To Be Stooped
#20 I Don’t Want To Be Rude, But Why Hasn’t Someone Written Us A Stoop Anthem?!
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#25 Drafting Table Alert!!
#26 Oh The Snacks I Would Put In These!
#28 How Amazing!
#29 Banger Alert!!
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Originally published on the boredpanda
This is awesome. I wish people did this where I live & put out awesome stuff like NYC.