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Why There's a Mobile Stoop Roving Around Washington, D.C.

One artist is taking neighborliness on the road.
'The Mobile Community Stoop Project' pictured on Rhode Island Avenue NW in Washington, D.C.
'The Mobile Community Stoop Project' pictured on Rhode Island Avenue NW in Washington, D.C.Margo Elsayd

Bike lanes are the best way to move a stoop through the city. For the past month, Margo Elsayd, an artist based in Washington, D.C., has been rolling her mobile stoop into different neighborhoods and waiting for people to ask her what she’s doing. It never takes long.

Two weeks back, for example, Elsayd set up her Mobile Community Stoop Project at Q Street and New Jersey Avenue NW, in D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood.