Streetfilm: Barnes Dance!



Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson filmed the only place that we know of in Manhattan where pedestrians can go out and do the Barnes Dance, also known as the Pedestrian Scramble, at the
intersection of 17th Street & Broadway. There you’ll find red
lights in all directions for about 17 seconds, allowing
pedestrians an exclusive phase in which to cross safely. You
can even groove it diagonally if you wish. So get out and dance; no cover charge.

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