Maybe Not in Manhattan

But I’m wondering if this might work in some other locales?  Parisians spearheaded an effort to beautify the no parking poles, while greening the city at the same time.  Led by Paule Kingleur of Paris Label, the POTOGREEN project recruited the help of individuals in rehabilitation facilities and 600 Parisian schoolchildren to build and fill the containers with a variety of flowers and other plants.  The care of the greenery is left to local residents, making this a truly collaborative gardening adventure.