Brooklyn Paper Launches New Transpo Beat

meanstreets.jpgTo complement your headlines today, check out the Brooklyn Paper’s trio of transportation/public space stories, grouped under a new beat that the paper is calling "Mean Streets."

The "Mean Streets" label may be a bit sensationalized, but hopefully New York’s big dailies will start poaching the Brooklyn Paper’s street-level reporting style.

  • mike

    “… said Harris Silver, who claims to have come up with the idea to stencil the outline around the city in 1998.”

    Incorrect.

  • Our streets are pretty mean. It strikes me every time I return here from somewhere else. The only place I’ve found meaner drivers is in Rome.

  • Marty Barfowitz

    The stencils are a project of Right of Way. http://www.rightofway.org. They have nothing to do with Harris Silver.

    Harris Silver runs a pretend pedestrian advocacy “organization.” If it weren’t for the fact that his one-man “organization” comes up when you do a Google search for something like “NYC pedestrian safety” then Harris Silver basically wouldn’t exist.

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