Happy Fourth of July


Grove Street, Manhattan. Photo by Aaron Donovan.


Running the Christmas Tree Gauntlet

Dear DOT Commissioner Santa-Khan, All I want for Christmas next year is a new set of rules encouraging tree vendors to set up shop on the street in curbside parking space rather than jamming up New York City’s crowded, holiday-season sidewalks. Sincerely, Aaron  Photo: Lars Klove, Sixth Avenue and 13th Street, Manhattan.

Happy Independence Day

In this Streetfilm by Elizabeth Press, New Yorkers enjoy a block party on West 87th Street in Manhattan. The June event was one of dozens sponsored this summer by the New York City Streets Renaissance, many of them still to come. At over 3,000 block parties per year, New Yorkers mark their independence from traffic […]

Manhattan Bridge Bike & Ped Improvements Nearing Completion

It looks like the street redesign around the Manhattan entrance of the Manhattan Bridge is nearing completion. Considering that Transportation Alternatives has been pushing for these fixes for years, that was pretty fast. DOT presented its plan to the local Community Board, to unanimous approval, in July; sketched out the lines on the street in […]

Quick Bus and Ped Improvements Coming to Lower Broadway

Nope, that’s not Lower Manhattan. It’s an example of a "bus bulb" in Edgewater, Chicago, a neighborhood known for its thoughtful planning and pedestrian-friendly streets. Tomorrow, the Department of Transportation will make the first public announcement of its Lower Manhattan Transit Priority Plan. We don’t have all of the details but the redesign plan for […]

More Park(ing) Pics: The Art of Sitting in the Street

Members of Community Boards 2 and 4 chat up visitors to their spot on 8th Avenue and 14th Street. Streetsblog’s Brad Aaron has been roving around Manhattan today, snapping shots of Park(ing) installations. Based on these pics, people are really getting into their seating amenities this year. Check out the roll-able chaise longue lawn chairs […]