Look no farther than the front yard
The Front Yard Company designs and manufactures products to make front yards useful places to store things that take up space indoors, meanwhile, invigorating the street and sidewalk:
Front yards are important in three ways: 1) Their contribution to the street, as a part of our built and designed environment; 2) Their contribution to the natural environment; 3) Their contribution to the street socially, e.g., a good place to sit on the step and meet your neighbors.
As October forces New Yorkers inside for months on end, I’m hopeful but curious about how a prospect like this could work. Small spaces and social constructs demand it.