Monday, March 03, 2014

Turning Strollers Into Snowplows

This week's New Yorker has a delightful cover depicting baby strollers as sidewalk snowplows.

Otto Steininger, the artist who created the work, was inspired by his own experience taking his daughter to preschool in this particularly harsh New York winter. “I have been thinking: What if ordinary citizens were put on duty and ordered to harness their baby strollers to help plow New York City’s sidewalks?” he says.

The New Yorker even created an animated GIF version of the cover. (Way to stay current, guys.)

Much as I like the cover, plowing snow with a stroller is much harder than this makes it look — especially when you're dealing with the kind of icy crust we've been getting lately. (Of course, I don't have a blade attached to the front of ours.)