Contested Streets Screening and Q&A Session

Public Screening of Contested Streets followed by Q&A with Karla Quintero, Deputy Director of Planning for Transportation Alternatives.

Contested Streets is a T.A. produced, Cicala Filmworks made documentary that explores the rich diversity of New York City street life before the introduction of automobiles and shows how New York can follow the example of other modern cities that have reclaimed their streets as vibrant public spaces.

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