April 5, 2010

The Great Wall of Chinatown

“This is not New York like in the ‘Gossip Girls.’”

China may have the most Internet users in the world, but sometimes they (we?) just prefer a good old-fashioned wall.

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Metaphors? No chance.

I wonder if the super-cheap / super-shady / super-illegal cubicles at 81 Bowery are posted there…

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Symbolism? Never. Just wall.

The Ace Hotel (below) is just jealous.

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Also, is it just me, or does the term “Ad Wall” sound like something out of a publication’s web media kit—as in, “Our placements include a banner, skyscraper, leaderboard, or a marquee… or if your budget allows, we’re piloting a new kind of ad that called the ‘AD WALL’…”

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