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This Summer, Go to the Park and Toss the Ol’ Typewriter Around

(Photo courtesy of the Typewriter Project)

(Photo courtesy of the Typewriter Project)

Back in 2014 I was exploring Governor’s Island when I came across a strange little wooden cabin on an isolated stretch near the water. Curious, I stepped inside to find a brown typewriter with a long ribbon of paper sticking out. I had no idea what this random typewriter was doing there on its lonesome, but its surprising absurdity– a noisy retro throwback next to my sleek iPhone–was both refreshing and irresistible. Soon I was clacking away, devising a whimsical stream of my thoughts (and, of course, getting frustrated that I couldn’t erase my typos).

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What’s This Typewriter Cabin Doing in Tompkins Square Park This Summer?

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(Photo courtesy of the Typewriter Project)

Forget paying some guy to write a poem on his typewriter. This summer you’ll be able to type your own deep thoughts when the Typewriter Project comes to the East Village June 14 to July 19.

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