Next Monday: How You Can Transform New York City Streets

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What can you do to reduce automobile dependence and improve conditions for pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders in New York City? As an individual with finite time, energy and resources, how can you make a Livable Streets revolution happen in your own neighborhood?

On Monday I’ll be moderating a panel discussion with eight of New York City’s most successful neighborhood change-makers. They’ll be sharing inspiring stories and practical advice on what it takes to transform the public realm.

If you’re interested in getting more involved with New York City’s growing Livable Streets movement or you have ideas for changes you’d like to see made in your own corner of the city, don’t miss this event. Seating is limited, so RSVP now.

Street Renaissance: How You Can Transform NYC Streets

Monday, January 28
New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West. Enter at 77th Street.

6:00 pm: Panel discussion
8:00 pm: Reception and exhibit

This event is free and open to the public but seating is limited.
Please RSVP online

Panelists include:

  • I wish I can make it. Why are this panel discussions always so early! No one gets off work at 5pm anymore. I think more people of the under 30 generation would come if these meetings were at more appropriate times. Say 7 or 8 pm.

  • momos

    Steve, you’re so right. I’m never off work until 6 at the earliest, usually don’t make it back to my hood until 7ish.

    PS. I’m under 30. Gen-Y slacker? Don’t be saying such garbage when we’re at work long after the graybeards have had dinner.

  • Momos,

    I am in my late 20’s myself. What I meant by that comment was that our generation is working later and we don’t get off work till 7pm and we can’t leave work early to make it. I actually mean we are working harder!

  • momos

    Steve,
    Sorry for the confusion, my comment was directed at the baby boomers and up who complain about Gen Y slackers.

    You’re absoloutely right, we don’t get off work until late in the evening. We don’t have health insurance, we won’t get social security, our wages in real terms are less than what people made a generation ago. And so we must work longer and harder.

    This broad trend of social deterioration in America has implications for political activism and civic engagement.

    The green streets movement is not immune to this. Younger people “get it,” but the older political/activist leadership needs to calibrate strategy to help young people get involved.

    This is a great example. Having a major event at 6pm is just too early. 8pm would be far better.

    (But 8pm would be too late for boomers on a school night.)

  • Boomer

    Not many boomers have children in school anymore. They may have early bedtimes themselves, though. YOu are conflating generations x and y.

  • Marian

    As a pre-baby boomer I feel I must speak up. I work with people under 20 or in their early 30’s
    and we all work late and hard. If you object to being categorized and bashed, maybe you should extend the courtesy of not assuming about all older people.

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