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Public Space Transformations

These photo simulations from the Project for Public Spaces show how we can transform some of our misused intersections into amazing spaces full of life, commerce, and vitality.

PSA-We’re Walking

While walking around Manhattan, pedestrians might wonder where all the cars come from. After seeing these statistics, it seems obvious.

Fulton Street

Jeff Prant collects signatures on his petition to maintain Fulton Street's car-free hours.

PSA-Pedestrian Density

Cars get more space than pedestrians do on the streets, which leads to overcrowded sidewalks.

Gridlock Sam: Parking Policy & Permits

Part Two of our interview: Sam Schwartz and T.O.P.P. founder & Executive Director Mark Gorton discuss how the modal split into NYC's Central Business District (essentially south of 59th Street) has changed over the last half century and how some of those numbers could easily be reversed by revoking free parking permits for NYC Governmental employees.

PSA-Dirty Little Secret

An inequitable use of parking by government agencies is a dirty little secret in Chinatown.

Psychic Space

Mark Gorton, founder of The Open Planning Project, points out how parked cars and street use makes a difference in two streets just blocks apart in SoHo are felt by pedestrians.

The Sidewalk Nibblers

A proposed plan by DOT for a subway station at 96th street will leave pedestrians with 18 ft. less sidewalk space!

Canal Park: The Re-Emergence of a Park!

Richard Barrett talks about his community's struggle to rebuild Canal Park, a task deemed impossible by New York City's Department of transportation.

Miracle Ticket

Sometimes when you are armed with a camera in New York City, miracles do happen.