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    Mapping POPOS in New York

    Javier Arbona-Homar
    Oct 27, '11 5:12 PM EST

    Privately-Owned Public Open Space (POPOS), or their cousins, POPS (apparently not exactly open, yet accessible)... Spurred by Zuccotti Park, WNYC and NY World ask you "to map and report on New York City's Privately-Owned Public Spaces, aka POPS. We want to figure out how public these public spaces really are."

    Found at: Crowd-Sourcing the Lowdown on New York’s Privately Owned Public Spaces which reports: 

    To judge by some early reports, not all of these “public” places are quite as public as they are supposed to be. Here’s what a user named Charles had to say about the Broadway Atrium in Lower Manhattan:

    "I’ve tried several times to walk through this lobby (to avoid having to detour around it) and have been stopped and instructed to provide ID, which I regard as an inappropriate infringement. I’ve also asked if, in future, I would be permitted to walk through with a bicycle, and have been told No…Do I not have the right to walk through (with or without a bicycle), unimpeded?"

    Also... SF's POPOS

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