Times Up! Video Night

Come out for a night with the Time’s Up! Video Collective and members from the Glass Bead Collective and Team Spider. Join us for video, food, surprises, and a Q and A afterwards.

WATCH THIS! Part 1.
August 2004 NYC Critical Mass on the eve of the RNC protests. Part 1 deals with the excessive police force used against cyclists and thetremendous outpouring of spontaneous free assembly in NYC seen on this historic night. This Glass Bead Collective documentary was released two weeks before the 2004 elections.

Some Assembly Required
March 2007 NYC Critical Mass. More than 30 cameras follow the first Critical Mass held under the new NYC parade permit rules that prohibit citizens from assembling in groups of more than 49 people without authorization from the NYPD. A Glass Bead and Time’s Up! Video production.

Critical Straphangers
Critical Mass takes a new twist, with the return of tall bikes, hot blondes chasing cops and zero tickets while through it all Team Spider is lost as usual!!!!!

Q and A with the Video Collective will follow the screening.

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NYPD Has Spent $1.32M to Suppress a Monthly Bike Ride

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Charles Komanoff, flanked by Marquez Claxton and Norman Siegel, at City Hall this morning. Time’s Up took its campaign for safe bicycling into the economic arena this morning with release of a report documenting the Bloomberg administration’s squandering of New Yorkers’ tax dollars in suppressing the Critical Mass bike rides. With the City Hall steps […]

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Subway

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The city’s Critical Mass crackdown has apparently reduced the number of participants — or maybe it was the weather. Either way, the spirit and ingenuity of the riders remains intact. According to BikeBlog, rather than succumb to the scooter cop horde like "lambs to the slaughter," cyclists gathered for Friday’s mass decamped from Union Square, […]

Records From Critical Mass Court Case Spell Out NYPD Overkill

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David Goodman at the Times’ City Room blog has an excellent piece up this afternoon about the resources NYPD spent to police Critical Mass bike rides in the two-year wake of the 2004 Republican National Convention. A federal lawsuit stemming from those police actions reached its conclusion this week, with the city paying out nearly […]

Cops on Scooters Trail Greenway Cyclists

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May’s Bike Month Critical Mass reportedly drew more participants than usual, and NYPD responded by handing out a passel of trumped-up summonses. No surprise there, but as this video (from glassbeadian via Gothamist) shows, officers on scooters went so far as to follow riders down the Hudson River Greenway. Barbara Ross of Time’s Up thinks […]