No Clothes, No Cars, Just Bikes


Brooklyn photographer Spencer Tunick, known for
photographing thousands of naked people in public settings
worldwide, is at it again, this time in Amsterdam. The Siyney Morning Herald reports:

Dozens of women posed naked on their bicycles on a bridge over
one of Amsterdam’s historic canals on Sunday – a unique sight even
in a city famed for its relaxed attitude toward nudity and sex.

They were among 2000 men and women who participated in a series
of four nude group photos in the city in the early hours of the
morning as part of the latest project of US photographer Spencer

The first and largest composition was in a decidedly prosaic
location: a parking garage on the outer ring of the city.

  • Think of the field day for the NYPD:

    Spencer Tunick! Arrests!

    Unclothed people! Arrests!

    Art! Arrests!

    Bicycles! Beat the riders, impound the bikes, then… Arrests!

  • Damian

    They also set a world record for the nastiest collection of bike seats in the world.


Brooklyn Traffic

A correspondent sends in this photo of the morning commute on Bergen Street in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Moments before snapping it the photographer says he was "stopped at a light with six cyclists, all of whom looked at each other and smiled as if to say, ‘any more of us and we’ll need a permit!’" […]

Nature’s Traffic Count

Hudson River Greenway near 125th Street. Photographer Lars Klove writes, "I’ve always wondered how many people are riding their bicycles to work. This morning the pavement had a thin layer of moisture that counted the bicycles."

Today’s Headlines

Daily News Launches ‘Halt the Hike’ Campaign (News) Penn Station Plans Unveiled (News, AMNY, Sun) City Plans to Clean Gowanus Canal (Brooklyn Eagle) Driver Plows Into Crowded Bus Shelter, Injuring Several (Post, News, Sun) Asthma Rates Drop in City Neighborhoods (Gotham Gazette) NY and Other States to Sue EPA (NYT) Cars to Be Banned From […]

Eyes on the Street: Cab Crash in Midtown

A tipster sends this shot from 34th Street near Seventh Avenue, taken this morning. The photographer says he heard that the driver and a pedestrian were injured, though we could find no media reports on the crash. We’d like to chalk this one up to coincidence, but it was really just a matter of time. […]

The Storm of ’07 and the Commute of 8/8

Over on Flickr, Gothamist is gathering some incredible shots of the aftermath of last night’s storm and the chaos of this morning’s commute. We’d love it if you would share your morning commute story here on Streetsblog. And check out these photos, thanks to Gothamist’s remarkable network of contributors… Prospect Park South, Brooklyn. Flickr photographer […]

Bike to Work Day Finale: Why the Bronx Commutes By Bike

Streetfilms’ Robin Urban Smith was up on the Grand Concourse this morning for one of New York’s Bike to Work Day traditions — the Bronx Borough President’s ride from Poe Park down to Lou Gehrig Plaza. Watch and see all the different answers you get when you ask people, "Why do you bike to work?" […]