Sadik-Khan and Jay-Z at a Summer Streets press conference. Photo: AP. In an American Prospect profile of NYC’s DOT commish, Dana Goldstein examines how Janette Sadik-Khan has worked toward transportation reforms without the benefit of legislative support. The piece pretty much nails the political context of the city’s recent setbacks and advances, providing a window […]
This past Saturday, New York City DOT and partners kicked off the second year of Summer Streets, a six-hour car-free event stretching from 72nd Street to the Brooklyn Bridge. DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan estimated that twice as many people visited the route compared to the first Summer Streets event last year. If you missed this […]
For those of you who don’t know him yet – meet Zozo. He’s our big purple friend who loves anything that gets people out of cars and moving about the streets. You might find him riding his ZoGo along the new Prospect Park West bike lane, sitting out in the pedestrian plazas on Broadway, or catching […]
As New York history buffs can tell you, until the early part of the 20th century, the city was prime habitat for Zozos — large, furry, innocent purple creatures that freely roamed the streets, mingling with people and enjoying the public realm. But after the advent of the automobile their numbers slowly dwindled. By the […]
Summer Streets will return this August. NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today announced dates for the fifth iteration of the city’s premier car-free event. Seven miles of Manhattan streets, from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, will be open to pedestrians from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 4, 11 and 18. “For three […]
This week's guest is Streetfilms' own Clarence Eckerson Jr. Clarence tells us about his start working in video with the BikeTV cable access show, what goes into making Streetfilms, and the best way to approach people on the street for interviews. Listen and you might also catch a few stories about Veronica Moss and the Zozo.