Eyes on the Street: Sidewalk Hogging A-OK With NYPD

Reader Marc Norman sends this shot of sanctioned law-breaking from Kent Ave. and Broadway in North Brooklyn.

SUVs parked on the sidewalks as far as the eye can see all under the watchful eyes of NYC traffic (see scooter also on sidewalk). A cop saw me taking the photo and assured me it was OK because Bloomberg was speaking at Giando. Actually, it makes it worse.

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This is the second essay from Alex Marshall. As a journalist and author Alex has written extensively on transportation issues, he is a senior fellow at the Regional Plan Association where he edits the bi-weekly Spotlight on the Region newsletter. A guy on a Segway rolled by me the other day on 15th street to […]

Eyes on the Street: Sidewalks for Pedestrians at the 78th Precinct

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Props to the 78th Precinct and commanding officer Michael Ameri for this one. Reader Wayne Bailey sends photos showing that the 78th is starting to get the sidewalk parking situation under control near the precinct house. Previously this block of Sixth Avenue was occupied by officers’ personal vehicles: It might seem like a small thing, […]

Eyes on the Street: Uprooted CityRack

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A tipster sends this picture of one of the city’s new bike racks that, someway, somehow, got wrenched out of the pavement. We’re told that the sidewalk at Fulton Street and Rockwell Place in Brooklyn had a big chunk missing where the bike rack would have been. After this bike rack design won a 2008 […]