Streetfilms: Memorial for Eric Ng


Eric Ng Memorial
Streetfilms by Clarence Eckerson
Running time: 3 minutes 17 seconds

Eric Ng, a 22-year-old teacher and activist, was killed on December 1 by a drunk driver as he rode his bicycle on the Hudson River Greenway. Yesterday, Time’s Up! and Visual Resistance organized a series of events to pay tribute to Eric’s memory. Clarence Eckerson was there with his video camera. (You can find higher resolution Quicktime video here).

  • Thanks – to everyone for putting together this outlet for the collective grief over the loss of such a bright light. It was a heart-wrenching tribute.

  • Our deepest sympathies to Eric’s family and friends. Can we find it in our hearts to forgive the driver that did this? Solidarity from the Sheffield Cycle Campaign, UK, and the UK Cycle Campaign Network.

  • Amy

    Clarence,

    Thanks. You did an excellent job of capturing the mood and beauty of the memorial. And the interviews perfectly expressed my own shock concerning this unacceptable tragedy.

  • Elizabeth

    What a moving tribute to a person who is obviously loved and missed. Thanks for the video. I hope his many loved ones get to see it.

  • ln

    The guy called ‘Elliot’ is actually named Ryan, of Visual Resistance. Can you let Clarence know please? Thanks

    It was an incredible day, we counted over 200 people rolling out of washington square for the silent memorial ride. We met more along the way and at the crash site.

  • Clarence

    Thanks for the name clarification. Someone at the event told me his name was Eliot and then I went to visual resistance and saw the name Eliot on one of the blog items, so I thought it was confirmed.

    Sorry about that, I will correct it when posted to the NYCSR site.

    Thanks.

    Clarence

  • Dan

    I’ve worked with Eric’s father for the last 7 years and only know Eric through him. I can’t imagin the loss… Was in NY Sunday with my family, saw a goast bike in SoHo and wondered.. Keep Eric alive in your thoughts and he will live on for the rest of your life.
    Dan

  • Bill P.

    Like Dan above, I only knew of Eric through working with his father off and on since 1981. I just realized, reading the memorium page, that Eric wasn’t even born yet when I met his Dad. The memorial bike ride was a great idea, and shows the impact that Eric had on so many others around him. My deepest condolences to Eric’s parents, sister, family and friends. As long as all the memories of him are kept alive, Eric will never truly be gone . . . .

  • Tom R

    Does anyone know if there is going to be a video produced of this weekend’s memorial ride?

    If so, I hope it is this respectful and meaningful as this.

  • echotraveler

    RIP…sad loss, will remember, it could be any of us.

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