Eyes on the Street: Friday, August 4, 2006


Woman crossing at 43rd Street and Ninth Avenue. Video still by Clarence Eckerson

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Eyes on the Street: Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

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A tipster spotted this Parks Department garbage truck doing its morning rounds on the sidewalk at Plaza Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, near the Grand Army Plaza subway stop in Brooklyn today. "As far as I can tell," he writes, "the sole reason for it is so the workers don’t have to move the trash cans […]

Eyes on the Street: A Refuge on Vanderbilt

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A tipster sends along these fresh shots of construction on Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights. The new pedestrian refuges give the street a geometry very similar to what we saw on Broadway in Williamsburg two weeks ago. Below, the remnants of old trolley tracks get unearthed. We’re told the foreman says his crew is having […]

Eyes on the Street: Queens Crossing Guards Improvise Street Safety Fixes

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While Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is out to tear up pedestrian refuges on a dangerous stretch of Fort Hamilton Parkway, over in Queens, local street safety experts are improvising their own traffic-calming measures. Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson took these pictures of crossing guards using cones as makeshift safety improvements outside two Jackson Heights schools. The […]

Eyes on the Street: Portland Bike Boxes

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  Not only are Portland, Oregon’s new bike boxes to be accompanied by a motorist safety campaign, they’re also making them hard for drivers to miss at street level. Note the "Get Behind It" sign to the right. Compare the Portland version to a New York bike box:   Could this call for a green […]

Eyes on the Street: Hudson River Greenway Crash

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Sproule Love wrote: Yesterday I saw yet another peice of evidence that drivers are out of control in NYC… A NY Waterway bus hit a cyclist crossing an entryway that intersects with the West Side bike path at 40th Street. The cyclist seemed OK, not fatally wounded, but it is still a horrible sight to see […]