Streetfilms: George Washington Parked Here

Red Hook Lane: A Parking Lot to History
A StreetFilm by Sean Clifford
Running time: 1 minute 22 seconds

StreetFilms’ Sean Clifford discovers that one of New York City government employees’ favorite illegal parking spots in Downtown Brooklyn happens to be the last vestige of a historic road that played a significant role in the Revolutionary War. Alas, did George Washington’s brave regiment of Marylanders sacrifice their lives at Gowanus so that government employees could park all over the sidewalk on Red Hook Lane?

As always, you can find a higher-resolution version of the video here on Streetfilms

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Can Red Hook Become NYC’s Most Bike-Friendly Neighborhood?

|
Earlier this week, the Forum For Urban Design announced the Red Hook Bicycle Master Plan Design Competition, offering cash prizes for the best proposals to "re-imagine Red Hook as the most bicycle friendly neighborhood in all of New York." Plans should center on the creation of a bike loft parking facility at the Smith/9th Street […]

Today’s Headlines

|
Silver Shifts Congestion Pricing Plan Into "Park" (News) Lawmakers Insist Mayor’s July 16 Deadline is Fake "Pressure Tactic" (NYT) US DOT Says "No Flexibility" on July 16 Deadline (Daily Politics) Public Health Leaders Call on Albany to Take Action (YouTube, Politicker) Thank Albany When Subway Fares Are $3 (Villager) Oil Expected to Hit $80 per […]

Eyes on the Street: Biking on the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway

|
Last time we checked in on the Columbia Street section of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, construction was in full swing. Now, along much of the path in Carroll Gardens and Red Hook, the orange barrels are gone and new plantings are taking root. Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson snapped these shots last week, noting that about 40 […]