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.

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Celebrating a Car-Free Afternoon In Prospect Park

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Youth Advocates Bringing Car-Free Prospect Park Message to Bloomberg

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Prospect Park Youth Advocates (l-r) Oswald, Michael, Kelena and Farah Having spent their summer working for a car-free Prospect Park, four young Brooklynites are taking their message to the mayor on Monday. And they’ll have plenty of backup. Prospect Park Youth Advocates Michael, Farah, Kelena and Oswald have collected 10,000 postcards signed by New Yorkers […]

Count Cars Breaking the Law in Prospect Park!

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Almost every time Doug Gordon visits Prospect Park he sees vehicles entering illegally after it is closed to cars at 7 pm. It made him mad, so he got out his video camera. StreetFilms obtained the footage he took on June 20th near the 3rd Street/Prospect Park West entrance and truncated it into this enlightening […]