Eyes on the Street: Countdown to August 9

A tipster sends this shot, snapped at the bicycle shelter on Broadway and 17th Street. The first Summer Streets Saturday is 10 days away. Have you seen the promo?

  • I have an important question about the Summer Streets events. Am I going to be allowed to get drunk at them? Reclaiming space is nice and all that, but if I’m going to be outside on a Saturday afternoon in the summer, there had better some cold beer involved.

  • birdie

    Visit http://www.nyc.gov/summerstreets for more info. I’m pretty sure public drunkeness rules still apply, but you could probably get a pretty good buzz on if that’s your thing.

  • may

    Beware anything that is so unwanted that the City is hiring a PR firm and placing expensive ads to ‘sell’ it to an unwitting public.

    If most people wanted this silly program, they wouldn’t have to ‘sell’ it and waste taxpayer’s money that could be better spent educating children and not consumers.

  • Bureaucrat

    are they “selling” it or making people aware of it? if you were putting on summer streets, how would you let the public know that it exists?


More Bike Lanes for Brooklyn CB 1

Streetsblog has gotten word that bike lane construction is set to proceed next month on several streets in Brooklyn Community Board 1 territory. An August 31 letter to CB 1 District Manager Gerald Esposito from DOT Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Joseph Palmieri lists the following planned improvements: Bedford Avenue between Rogers Avenue and Division Street Division […]

Eyes on the Street: First Signs of Greenway Construction on West Street

More than three years after it was approved by Brooklyn Community Board 1’s transportation committee, construction on the West Street segment of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is finally underway. The Department of Design and Construction confirmed that current work on West Street is related to the greenway. The project will turn West Street into a one-way […]

Eyes on the Street: First Weekend of Car-Free Summer Streets

A reader sends in these shots of weekend car-free street activity. Above, the crowd takes in a performance from the Fourth Arts Block "Meet the Street" series on East 4th Street between the Bowery and Second Avenue in Manhattan; below is a scene from the first Saturday of Williamsburg Walks, taken at North 6th and […]

Streetfilms: After School With Livable Streets Education

This spring, Livable Streets Education worked with teacher Tim Devaney at De La Salle Academy in Manhattan to bring real world issues into the classroom and the classroom into the real world. This after school program allowed students to explore, observe and interact with the streets and public spaces around their school, and provided firsthand […]