Sadik-Khan and Special Guest Invite You to Summer Streets

People all around New York City have been sighting the Zozo. So it’s no surprise that a special guest showed up to help NYC DOT
Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan invite New Yorkers to enjoy Summer Streets 2009 (on August 8, 15, and 22).

Have you seen the Zozo?

  • Zozos’ eyes are are known to be very sensitive to airborne particulate pollution from cars; tragically, it blinded this particular zozo which is why in the video you see he needs a guide to help him move about.

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    Summer Streets, meet Sesame Street.


Janette Sadik-Khan, “Guerilla Bureaucrat”

Sadik-Khan and Jay-Z at a Summer Streets press conference. Photo: AP. In an American Prospect profile of NYC’s DOT commish, Dana Goldstein examines how Janette Sadik-Khan has worked toward transportation reforms without the benefit of legislative support. The piece pretty much nails the political context of the city’s recent setbacks and advances, providing a window […]

Streetfilms: NYC Summer Streets 2009

This past Saturday, New York City DOT and partners kicked off the second year of Summer Streets, a six-hour car-free event stretching from 72nd Street to the Brooklyn Bridge. DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan estimated that twice as many people visited the route compared to the first Summer Streets event last year. If you missed this […]

Sadik-Khan Announces Summer Streets 2012

Summer Streets will return this August. NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today announced dates for the fifth iteration of the city’s premier car-free event. Seven miles of Manhattan streets, from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, will be open to pedestrians from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 4, 11 and 18. “For three […]

Bloomberg, Sadik-Khan and Friends Unveil “Summer Streets”

David Byrne, Janette Sadik-Khan, Paul Steely White, Lance Armstrong, and Scott Stringer look on mirthfully as Mayor Bloomberg announces "Summer Streets." New York’s Ciclovía-style car-free event will go by the name "Summer Streets," Mayor Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan announced at a press event this afternoon. Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson was on hand to capture footage, […]

Franco, Starks and Sadik-Khan Launch NYC’s Summer of Car-Free Streets

Clarence put together these highlights from the morning presser with former Mets southpaw John Franco, all-time Knicks overachiever John Starks, and DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announcing the 2011 season of Summer Streets and Weekend Walks. Said Brooklyn native Franco: “Events like this bring the city closer and makes everybody one big happy family.” Clarence also […]

DOT Capstone Report Looks Back, Offers Advice to Next Administration

Yesterday, DOT released “Sustainable Streets: 2013 and Beyond,” a 212-page report and accompanying website outlining the department’s achievements over the past six years and providing guidance for the next administration. Last night, Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan was joined by a panel of council members and New York Magazine architecture critic Justin Davidson for a discussion of the […]