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 […]
Since our last round-up, the sneckdown has drawn attention from publications as varied as The Economist, The Week, Fast Company, Village Voice, Atlantic Cities, and Treehugger. With coverage and photos piling up like so much traffic-calming slush, sneckdown emissary and archivist Clarence Eckerson posted a detailed explainer, dating the concept back to the 1990s. Meanwhile, the city […]
This week’s barrage of snow and ice has made sneckdown spotting an international pastime. We may never look at slush piles the same way again. Here are some examples of nature’s traffic-calming from the past few days. Also, a shout-out to sneckdown spotters in Chicago, Cambridge, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Carrboro, and Edmunton. And in case you missed […]