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Though the weather is weird, one day its shorts the next day a winter coat…and now flowers in bloom everywhere. By now I believe everyone has seen them, those colorful flower decals on the hoods of NYC taxicabs.

Not every one likes them, but they add a little color to the canvas of a busy NY street and have brightened up my days. They are part of a public art program marking the “centennial of the metered taxi in New York.” Children and adults from schools and community programs have painted flowers on adhesive weatherproof panels that are now being applied to the hoods of yellow taxicabs.

To learn more about the art program go to: (http://www.nyc.gov/html/gardenintransit/home.html) There’s an article in The New York Times (November 6, 2007, pg. B.6) that discusses the Flowers in bloom. Also check out: (http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/11/01/have-a-flower-its-for-the-children/) I wonder what the NYPL will do when we celebrate our centennial in 2011. 

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