StreetFilms: Tour de Bronx, in Pictures

 
StreetFilms’ Clarence Eckerson put down the heavy video equipment and brought along a still camera for this weekend’s Tour de Bronx.

Blessed by incredible weather, this year’s ride was kicked off by Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion (ahem) and DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, who Clarence says got "perhaps the biggest ovation I have ever heard for a public official."

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Streetfilms: Tour de Bronx 2008

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Over 4,000 riders turned out for Sunday’s 14th Annual Tour de Bronx, which covered miles of beautiful scenery — with hopes of more to come, should the Sheridan Expressway ever meet its reward (see the 2:00 mark).  Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson was there, and files this report.

Another Sign of Progress for Brooklyn Greenway

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During an epic bike tour of the city yesterday that stretched from the Bronx to Brooklyn, StreetFilms’ Clarence Eckerson, Jr. took these shots of the future site of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Brooklyn Greenway, which received a vote of confidence from Community Board 1 on Tuesday, will run through the park along the edge of […]

The Tour de Bronx

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Sunday morning was the Tour de Bronx. An estimated 5,000 riders took to the streets. The highlight of the ride was the trip along a car-free Sheridan Expressway. The South Bronx River Watershed Alliance, a coalition of community groups and citywide organizations believes that the 1.25 mile stretch of road along the Bronx River can […]

Bronx County Courthouse Plaza Gets a Makeover

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  StreetFilms’ Clarence Eckerson took these shots yesterday at the Bronx County Courthouse on Grand Concourse, where an area plagued by illegally parked government employee vehicles has been replaced by a public plaza. Here’s a "before" shot, courtesy of Transportation Alternatives. Additional current pics after the jump.

The High Bridge Is Open and People Are Walking On It! Here’s Proof…

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Following a much-anticipated restoration that got a huge boost from the Bloomberg administration in 2007, the High Bridge is open to the public today for the first time in 45 years, providing a walking and biking connection between Washington Heights and the Highbridge neighborhood in the Bronx. Of course, Clarence Eckerson would never miss such a momentous occasion. […]

Weekend Fun: Park(ing) Day Redux, Tour de Bronx

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The weather should be ideal for two livable streets events set for this weekend. Tomorrow from noon to 6 p.m., Park(ing) Day Redux will recreate several of the "most inspired" spots from this year’s event for a block party in front of Eyebeam Art + Technology Center on 21st Street between 10th and 11th Avenue. […]