This summer, Streetfilms and Streetsblog celebrated our 10-year anniversary, and to mark the occasion, we created this film looking back at how our reporting and videos have changed streets in New York, the U.S., and cities all over the world.
Opposition to Trump, Support for Immigrants Fills Manhattan Streets (Gothamist, NBC) NYC Immigrants Are Already Living in Fear of Trump (Bklyn Paper) Andrew Cuomo Offers a Conditional Promise to Protect New Yorkers From Trump (News) Teen Driver Unintentionally Strikes His Grandmother in Floral Park Driveway, Killing Her (News, Post) Hit-and-Run Driver Critically Injures Man at Ralph and Macon in Bed-Stuy (News) De Blasio's East Harlem Plan Should Upzone Affluent Parts of the Neighborhood But Doesn't (News) Andrew Albert Wants to Split A Train Service Between East and West Rockaway (Post) Brooklyn Developers Will Run Their Own Shuttles From J/M/Z to BillyBurg Construction Sites (Crain's) More headlines at Streetsblog USA
Earlier this year, Commissioner Ray Kelly announced that the word “accident” would be eliminated from the NYPD lexicon. Not only would the Accident Investigation Squad be rebranded as the Collision Investigation Squad, Kelly said, but “accident” would be changed to “collision” on all departmental materials. In a letter to City Council transportation chair James Vacca, […]
A sharp-eyed reader pointed out to us that the New York State DMV has stopped using the word “accident” in its annual statistical summaries. On its 2011 data web page, and in each of its 2011 reports, DMV refers to traffic crashes as “crashes.” “Accident” does not appear in any of the agency’s 2011 materials. […]
Grief, solidarity and resolve brought out two hundred New York cyclists yesterday for the third annual Ghost Bikes Memorial Ride, to commemorate cyclists killed by motor vehicle drivers last year. At the Canal Street & Bowery triangle by the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge bike path, Steve Hindy raised his empty arms in a pantomime […]
"The wrongdoer is brought to justice because his act has disturbed and gravely endangered the community as a whole, and not because damage has been done to individuals who are entitled to reparation. It is the body politic itself that stands in need of being repaired, and it is the general public order that has […]