Inspired by Illegal Art’s To Do project, Candy Chang covered a Brooklyn storefront window with Post-it notes stamped with specific fill-in-the-blank forms to ask her neighbors how much they pay for their apartments. By the end of the week, the window was transformed into a collection of housing information created by and relevant to the community. Part of the exhibit Windows Brooklyn and displayed on vintage furniture shop Yesterday’s News.
2008, Post-it notes, storefront window, 54″ x 54″. Brooklyn, NY. Installation assistance by Kay Cheng.
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All Post-it notes on final day.
Post-it notes whittled down to ones with responses after one week (half of total).
Cheapest Apartment: studio in Carroll Gardens for 43 years – $146/month
Most Expensive Apartment: 4-br in Cobble Hill for 4 years – $3,720/month
3 br in Red Hook for 13 yrs – $200
1-br in Brooklyn Heights for 1 yr – $3315
1-br in Jersey City for 3 yrs – $1000 (“w/ a backyard bitches!”)
3-br loft in Chelsea for 30 yrs – $1095
1-br in Cobble Hill for 11 yrs – $893.45
1-br in Carroll Gardens for 21 yrs – $350
2-br in Clinton Hill for 14 yrs – $700
2-br in Williamsburg for 10 yrs – $800
2-br in Carroll Gardens for 55 yrs – $350
2-br in Bethlehem, PA (the only non-NYC-area response) for 1 wk – $730