Eyes on the Street: Gabbing on Garfield Street, After the Parade

Thought you might enjoy this street scene from Garfield Place yesterday afternoon, sent by reader Jeff Prant. The Park Slope St. Patrick’s Day Parade had passed through earlier in the day, leaving in its wake some neighborly conversation. I’m guessing Donald Appleyard would have liked this picture.


Eyes on the Street: Transit Workers on Parade

 The NYC Transit Pipe and Drums Corps marched in the Inwood annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, on a route that followed Broadway from 200th Street almost into the Bronx before taking Seaman Avenue, where the above photo was taken, to Inwood Hill Park for a wreath-laying ceremony honoring America’s war dead. A bike-laned residential […]

Beyond Fitness: The Social Benefits of Open Streets Events

It’s a beautiful thing to witness just how much neighborhood streets can change when you remove car traffic. As open streets events, modeled after Bogotá’s Ciclovía, have spread across the U.S. in the past several years, they’ve brought not just opportunities for physical activity, but a joyful new way to use streets as public spaces. In Milwaukee, this year’s Ciclovía overlapped […]

Today’s Headlines

Congestion Pricing Tops PlaNYC Coverage (NYT, Post, AMNY, Daily News) RELATED: The Mayor’s Ode to Earth Day (NYT) RELATED: Current Traffic System Follows ‘Soviet Model’ (Sun) RELATED: Atlantic Yards Is the Other ‘Elephant in the Room’ (AYR) Court Says Atlantic Yards Demo May Continue (AYR) NYPD Busts ‘Parade Without a Permit’ (Gothamist) DOT Moving Ahead […]