Kitchen High Line Block Party

Join Friends of the High Line and The Kitchen for the second Kitchen High Line Block Party, a neighborhood street fair. They’ll be closing a street under the High Line to make way for dozens of free, artist-led activities, live music and other performances, and affordable food from local restaurants.

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Streetfilm: Transforming NY City Streets

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Streetfilms’ Elizabeth Press was in attendance this week at the New York Historical Society where neighborhood activists, professional planners, and experienced advocates gathered to share their secrets on how New Yorkers can transform the public realm. The event was hosted by NYC Streets Renaissance and was moderated by Streetsblog editor Aaron Naparstek. Panelists included: Christine […]

Today’s Headlines

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Republicans Won’t Back MTA Rescue Without Road and Bridge Funding (NYT, Newsday) Study: Particulate Pollution Shortens Life in Urban Areas (BBC) Most Straphangers in Ruben Diaz, Sr.’s District Are Just Fine With Bridge Tolls (WNYC) How Transit Doomsday Brinkmanship Played Out in Chicago (Politicker) Price of Oil Is on the Rise, and the Feds Still […]

Bronx Teens Win Ped Safety Improvement After Three Years of Activism

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Thanks to three years of dedicated activism from middle- and high-school students, one Bronx intersection is getting a little bit safer. The Bronx Helpers, a community service organization run by the New Settlement Apartments, has successfully lobbied the city to daylight the dangerous corner of E. 172nd Street and Townsend Avenue. Until last week, drivers […]

Pedestrian-Only Fifth Avenue: Tonight, a Three Hour Test

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Tonight is the Museum Mile Festival. From 6:00 to 9:00 pm, twenty-three blocks of Fifth Avenue from 82nd Street to 105th Streets will be closed to traffic for the event billed as "New York’s Biggest Block Party." Admission to the museums is free and there are all kinds of events, workshops and street performances. Project for Public Spaces got […]