The residents of the new dormdos (dorm + condo) around 14th Street and 3rd Avenue have so much trouble finding curtains to cover their massive, exposing, floor to ceiling windows.
Back in 2007, the residents of 110 Third tried this method (Curbed called it "One Ten Third World"):
Now the residents of the new 123 Third, right across the avenue from 110 Third (hard to tell them apart, I know), struggle with the same challenge.
One tries covering the windows with polka-dotted bedsheets:
Another opts for a really big piece of butcher paper. Sadly, the Scotch tape doesn't hold:
But this one wins for originality and diversity--a collection of canvases placed side by side, backs facing the street...
...paired with a bunch of different colored paper all taped together to fill in the gaps. The paper, some of it ripped from sketchbooks, has drawings on it. Are the little child-like houses reminders of home? At least artists are still moving to the East Village. Right?