There’s still time to submit your photos of sidewalk-hogging businesses.
Inspired by Clarence Eckerson’s pics of a car dealership that swallowed a new sidewalk extension in Sunnyside, we’re looking for other examples across the city. Readers who tweet the most shameless #sidewalkhogs shots will be rewarded with Streetfilms DVDs. Be sure to include location info in your tweets.
Clarence shot the above photo of a common sight in NYC: car-oriented businesses that illegally commandeer sidewalks, forcing pedestrians to walk around parked cars or pushing people into the street. He writes: I just snapped these photos of a brand new curb extension in Sunnyside, on 37th Street and Queens Boulevard, and a car dealership […]
We asked for photos of NYC’s worst sidewalk-hogging businesses, and readers responded. We relaxed our guidelines a little to make room for government agencies. In the arena of public institutions that show no respect for people on foot, the United States Postal Service and employees of Metro-North in Harlem deserve special recognition. Not surprisingly, car-related […]
Curb-jumping motorists were involved in at least three crashes this morning, resulting in 15 injuries, including a pedestrian who was hit on a Queens sidewalk. The driver of a Honda pickup truck crashed into the front yard of a house at 49-33 Utopia Parkway at around 5:40 this morning, critically injuring a pedestrian, according to FDNY […]
It is hard to tell exactly where the sidewalk meets the street above, where cars dominate the streetscape and wreck the pedestrian experience. Maybe that’s what’s to be expected in Los Angeles, where the photo was taken. As you can see, the upper row of cars are parked to straddle the curb (front wheels on the sidewalk, […]
Has it come to this, a car can be driven down a sidewalk for an entire crowded city block, injuring four pedestrians, one of them critically, without the driver getting a ticket or even a photo appearing in the next day’s newspapers? Just before 6 p.m. yesterday, a driver reportedly hit the gas pedal instead of […]
Clarence snapped these photos of painted sidewalk expansions on Water Street, where DOT and the Downtown Alliance are working to revitalize street life in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The top photo shows one end of the newly car-free Coentis Slip, between Water and Pearl Street. A couple of weeks ago the City Council cleared […]