Anti-Amenity: Don't Sit Here

Anti-Amenity: Don’t Sit Here

An amazing sight and example of Anti-Amenity: Don’t Sit Here design from the southern reaches of Manhattan’s Upper East Side and Yorksville Districts, within a stones-throw in every direction of well-heeled shops and only a modest walk from Bloomingdales. Though quite designer-ish, it pointedly broadcast “Don’t rest your shopping-tired buttocks here.” A veritable caltrop for one’s can. It’s hard to imagine anyone in this neighborhood being so undesirable as not to be encouraged to linger. Sigh … apparently even Park Avenue people are not what they used to be.

To better define the distinction between
welcome customer and undesirable vagrant see…

Retail Rules of Engagement.”

Compare and contrast severity of enforcement at…

Anti-Homeless Spikes for Retail
Anti-Amenity: Don’t Trespass or Sit Here
Police Enforced Retail Loitering Regulation

For a more welcoming approach
to customer loitering see…

Man’s Best Friend in Retail.”

For other security humor see…

Zip Tie Security Hooks
Anti-Theft Window Dressing
Homemade Anti-Sweep Hook

Follow caltrop-like medieval merchandising
further with…

Shepherd’s Crook Merchandising
Medieval Museum Case Merchandising
Hanging Museum Case With Silver Skull
Medieval T-Shirt Merchandising
Wine Barrel as Water Fountain
Bushel, Peck and Half-Peck Sales
Celtic is the New Theme for Halloween
Smoke Ye Not in Uncial Majuscules
Caltr0ps as Declaration of War on the Unwanted
Potion and Elixer Merchandising

For a Pinterest Photo Board summary see…

Medieval Merchandising

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