SEE IT! Street Riders NYC Build the Black Lives Matter Movement in Queens

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One of the many signs.
One of the many signs.

Our Streetsfilm colleague Clarence Eckerson Jr. joined Street Riders NYC on their latest protest ride, this time taking thousands of cyclists through Queens.

The protest was the seventh “Justice Ride” by the group (which we profiled back in June). Eckerson was also on hand for an earlier ride in July that went from Manhattan to The Bronx and back.

Saturday’s Queens ride started at the Unisphere, headed west through Corona, Jackson Heights and Astoria before heading over the Queensboro Bridge and, eventually, to Gracie Mansion.



Streetfilms: Park(ing) Day NYC 2008

As Park(ing) Day participants set up and enjoyed 50 mini-parks on New York City streets, the Streetfilms crew -- Clarence Eckerson, Jr., Chris Read and Robin Urban Smith -- fanned out across the boroughs to catch the action on video.

The 2010 NYC Streetsies, Part 1

We’re kicking off this year’s NYC Streetsies with the good stuff — the best street redesigns, transit enhancements, policy innovations, and advocacy moments of 2010. Tomorrow we’ll round up the bad stuff. And on Thursday we’ll recognize the people and personalities who shaped the past year. Streetsblog will be back on our regular publishing schedule […]