Charity Stebbins

Charity is a content manager for SmartSign. She spends her days curating SmartSign’s blogs, reading contemporary literature, and querying Google about basic life skills. Charity studied English and philosophy at the University of Denver and the University of Oxford, and received a master's in creative writing at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Before learning the arts of signage and digital content, she taught college rhetoric, composition, and creative writing. Charity was raised in Ghana and Colorado, and currently resides in Brooklyn where she has developed an affinity for folky hipster music and revenge cinema. Charity is a staunch believer in the Oxford comma.

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Gentrification debate sparked by bike parking in Brooklyn

Gentrification debate sparked by bike parking in Brooklyn

| March 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bicycle parking — it’s the straw that broke the camel’s back on Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. In front of Little Zelda, a coffee shop with a distinctly Parisian feel, is a new bike corral, championed by the proprietor of the shop. It’s comprised of three metal rings spaced along one former parking space. Other […]

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Chris Hoogewerff of QuickPay talks parking, startups, and the app market

Chris Hoogewerff of QuickPay talks parking, startups, and the app market

| February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Savvy drivers know that paying for parking is becoming less about scouring the street for empty meters and more about scanning your smart phone. And why not? Your phone, after all, can house apps like QuickPay, that give you access to real-time data, allowing you to pay for parking through their service, a text, or […]

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New flex bollards bend on impact

New flex bollards bend on impact

| February 11, 2013

Traffic posts have to maintain a precarious balance: strong enough to withstand high winds and the elements, but pliant enough to protect people in impacts. New Flex Bollards balance these needs with 360 degrees of flexibility in every direction. This rebound technology helps prevent damage to roads and parking lots, minimizing a business owner’s costs, and simultaneously […]

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5 Smartphone Apps for Safe & Savvy Driving

5 Smartphone Apps for Safe & Savvy Driving

| September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The iPhone 5, released September 12th, 2012. (Photo via Apple) September 14, 2012 — The iPhone5 launched this week, and according to Apple’s promotional video, “when you think about your iPhone, it is probably the object that you use most in your life.” There’s some truth to this statement: like any good smartphone, the iPhone […]

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Blimps, Billboards, and the Art of Focused Driving

Blimps, Billboards, and the Art of Focused Driving

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Our morning “blimps” of New York. September 6, 2012 — Today, from the windows of our New York offices, a line of blimps promenaded across the skyline, emerging over the harbor heliport and disappearing over Jersey. If there ever was a reason for Lady Liberty to look up, it was this unusual family—two bigger blimps, […]

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