Streetfilms: The Prospect Park Youth Advocates

The Prospect Park Youth Advocates get some well-earned star treatment in this Streetfilm from Robin Urban Smith. They spent the summer gathering data and collecting signatures for a car-free park, culminating last week with a rally at City Hall. Now we see what it takes to mount a 10,000-letter petition drive: resourcefulness, persistence, and the self-possession to wear a leaf costume with aplomb. Bravo to Farah, Oswald, Selena, and Michael.

  • Marty Barfowitz

    This has to be the best campaign that T.A. has ever run. Whomever organized this deserves a year-end salary bonus or something.

    The best part of all will be seeing these same kids at the press conference next spring when the City finally announces a three month car-free trial for Prospect Park. How powerful and inspiring a lesson will it be for these kids to see that their activism made a difference and got results.

  • I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — these kids rock!

    They make me proud to be a Brooklynite — and an advocate for livable streets and car-free parks.

    There’s hope for us yet.

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