Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Aaron Naparstek

Open Source Your Streets Tonight on 91.1 FM, 7pm

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I’ll be talking with author and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff on his new WFMU radio show, The Media Squat, tonight at 7:00 pm. We’ll be focusing on what grassroots, locally-oriented livable streets activists can do — and are doing — to take control of the planning and design of their communities and reclaim their cities […]

Streetfilms: The Glory Days of Car-Free Park Rallies

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If you’ve ever wondered how Aaron Naparstek and Clarence Eckerson whiled away the hours before the advent of Streetsblog and Streetfilms, here’s your answer. They donned cheeseheads and Hummer suits while role-playing in support of a car-free Prospect Park. Clarence has been hanging on to this proto-Streetfilm for some time (it was shot in 2002), […]

Revenge of the Free Riders

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From Transportation Alternatives’ Spring 2008 magazine: The biggest hurdle congestion pricing faced was the simple fact that the people required to enact the legislation were the ones who stood to pay the most because of it. On Monday, April 7, Sheldon Silver walked out of a closed door meeting of State Assembly Democrats and announced […]