It’s Getting Better All the Time

NYC is Changing
A StreetFilm by Clarence Eckerson Jr.

Running Time: 1 minute 55 seconds

Clarence Eckerson put together a really nice little StreetFilm featuring some of the public space improvements that are now underway in various parts of New York City. He’s got before-and-after shots of 9th Street Bike Lane, DUMBO Pearl Street Piazza, Broadway Bus Bulbs, the Bedford Avenue Parking Swap, and, a personal favorite, the bike rack that sprouted up outside of his own apartment building.

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