Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about 9th Avenue Renaissance

Streetfilm: City Officials Talk Up Bike Month

| | 2 Comments
In contrast — or, conceivably, as a complement — to the L.A. Times portrait of city cycling, here’s a Streetfilm from Elizabeth Press, shot yesterday at Transportation Alternatives’ Bike Month NYC kick-off. At a press conference held in the new 14th Street plaza, DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan talks about present and future street-level improvements, Parks […]

CB 4 Wants On-Street Bike Parking for Ninth Avenue

| | 1 Comment
CHEKPEDS reports that Community Board 4 voted last week for the creation of on-street parking spots for bikes along Ninth Avenue: DOT had sent the board a list of bike racks to install on our sidewalks. After an extensive review, it became apparent that in many locations there is not enough space to accommodate both […]

Streetfilms: Street Star Christine Berthet

| | 1 Comment
Today, StreetFilms debuts Street Stars, the first of many planned vignettes for 2008 which will focus on the amazing organizers in our communities who are fighting constructively for livable streets. Hopefully, these Stars will provide a road map for change and inspire others to work to transform their neighborhoods. Their first choice is Christine Berthet, […]

Meat Market Plaza is Open for Business

| | 7 Comments
The interim redesign of Ninth Avenue and 14th Street is done. Tables, chairs, planters and some of those giant granite blocks from DOT’s Bridges Division have been set out as multipurpose bollard-bench-tables atop a gravelly, earth-tone pavement surface.  What was very recently one of the longest and most hectic pedestrian crossings in Manhattan, and no […]