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.