Transportation Alternatives Discussion of NYC Public Space at the Guggenheim

Join Transportation Alternatives for an afternoon at the Guggenheim Museum as T.A. takes part in the acclaimed Shapes of Space exhibition. Shapes of Space explores the concept of space within art, and T.A. has assembled an interactive discussion of New York City’s public space. Visitors can enjoy the Guggenheim’s collections and exhibits, and join T.A. for a special presentation including scenes from Contested Streets, a collection of Streetfilms by Clarence Eckerson and presentations by leading activists who are reinventing NYC streets.

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Designing NYC Streets for the 21st Century

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Earlier this week Transportation Alternatives announced the winners of its "21st Century Street" design competition, selecting three entries from more than a hundred submissions re-imagining the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Ninth Street in Brooklyn. Juror Michelle de la Uz, director of the Fifth Avenue Committee, listed safety and the pedestrian environment as her top […]