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 […]
A few weeks ago, Streetsblog regular Susan Donovan snapped some pics of sidewalk-hogging cars parked near Yankee Stadium and added them to our Flickr pool. Today she (and her photos) appeared on New York 1, in a report filed by Susan Jhun that looks at the mess caused by game-day parking. Score one for TV […]
Joanna Oltman Smith nearly broke the Internet yesterday with this photo of officers marking territory for NYPD Transit Bureau District 30 on Schermerhorn Street: Just because you graffiti/tag Schermerhorn #bikenyc lane does not make it your parking lot @CommissBratton @NYC_DOT pic.twitter.com/NiXnJ9vZVX — Joanna Oltman Smith (@jooltman) October 14, 2015 Scrawling the District 30 pecking order on […]
For four and a half hours last night, NYPD shut off bike access to the Hudson River Greenway between 44th Street and 55th Street, a major bike transportation artery used by several thousand people each day. The greenway closure was billed as a “safety/security measure” for the televised Clinton/Trump Q & A with Matt Lauer held […]