Pants and flowers give us oxygen. They give us food and smells and something pretty to gaze at in moody, self-reflective moments. Now, in the public space at 23rd and Broadway, they also give us Wi-Fi. That’s right, Toyota Prius has graced NYC with a traveling exhibit of 18-foot plastic daisies that use solar cells to generate the energy for cell phone and laptop charging, along with wireless internet. I wonder if they’ll let me plug in my desktop?
Unfortunately, I believe today is the last day for the daisies, as the exhibit (ultimately promoting the third generation of the Prius) is moving on to Chicago.