March 5: Come Party With Streetsblog and the Guy Who Started It All

Streetsblog_Party_Banner.jpg

My former boss Aaron got lots of people excited in his farewell post when he said we’d be throwing a going-away party on February 5. It took us a little bit longer than we anticipated to steel ourselves for this moment, but now we’re ready. The party is on for Friday, March 5. If you’re in New York City in two weeks, we’d love to see you.

We’ll be putting on a rousing sendoff for Aaron, raising money for the Streetsblog cause, and talking livable streets over some tasty food and drink. And yes, there will be Karaoke. Rumor has it Aaron sings a mean "D’yer Mak’er" that you absolutely will not want to miss.

Here’s where to RSVP — hope to see you there!

  • i am so there! D’yer Mak’er? never saw Aaron do that one but he does a mean BRT version of Young MC’s “Bus’ a Move”

  • Clarence Eckerson Jr.

    That is a great silhouette of Aaron singing from the audition tape he sent into “American Idol”.

    As for me, I want to sing the Shoup-Shoup de Doop song with him…

  • you mean this one:

    Here we go, here we go, here we
    go again

    what’s our city’s weakness?
    Parkin’!

    So well it’s a spell, hell,
    makes me wanna go to a lecture by

    Donald Shoup
    shoup
    ba-doop…

  • I’m already practicing this karaoke number:

  • J. Mork

    I was just thinking that this song defined the 80s — then I saw that it came out in 1979. A prophet!

    He also clearly foresaw the 2010 cab driver distraction crack-down:

    Here in my car
    I can only receive
    I can listen to you
    It keeps me stable for days
    In cars

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

One Last Reminder: Aaron Naparstek Going-Away Party Is Tonight

|
Whether or not you had a chance to RSVP, all are welcome at tonight’s big event. Don’t miss your chance to hang with founding editor Aaron Naparstek and an enticing roster of Streetsblog regulars. Nothing official, but there are rumors that a surprise guest or two may also be in attendance. Regardless, this will be […]

Friday: Join Us for the Aaron Naparstek Farewell Bash

|
Just a quick reminder, Streetsblog readers. Friday is your chance to submit comments to Streetsblog founder Aaron Naparstek one last time… in person. I know Aaron is looking forward to geeking out with all of you regular contributors, occasional chatterers, and masked avengers at our big sendoff. Even if you don’t reveal your online identity […]

Help Wanted: Testers for Streetsblog 2.0

|
As Aaron has mentioned, we’re hard at work on a redesign of Streetsblog, slated for release this spring. Coming up soon, we’re going to offer all Streetsblog readers a sneak preview; in the meantime, we’re looking for some early feedback from a smaller group of testers. To start, we’d like to invite a few interested […]

Livable Streets Promised Land

|
Here’s a nice visual of what cities will look like when the livable streets movement has completely emerged from the wilderness (sorry for the extended metaphor, couldn’t help it today). GOOD Magazine ran this photosim done by our very own Carly Clark in their transportation issue, with text by Streetsblog Editor-in-Chief Aaron Naparstek. They’ve got […]