Local elected officials and advocates joined NYC DOT and NYPD this morning to unveil the city’s second “arterial slow zone” on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, where speed limits will be dropped to 25 mph and traffic signals will be retimed to discourage speeding.
This video documents traffic conditions near the north entrance to Starlight Park in the Bronx River Greenway System.
21 The Cyclist’s Empire
A celebration of New York’s rise as a cycling city. 7 different types of bicycle tyre tracks were used to create the Empire State Building, to reflect New York’s ever-growing tribe of cyclists – from the daily commuter to the delivery boy.
90 copies remaining
Date of release: March 2014
Sheet size: A1 (840mm X 420mm) Approx 33 Inch X 16.5 Inch
Print Quality: Offset Lithographic Printing using 1 Pantone spot color. Printed on Recycled 220gsm Maple White paper. Suitable for archival use.
Make Things (Happen) is a participatory project organized by Christine Wong Yap featuring 29 artist-created activity sheets to make things or make things happen.
Artists: Lauren F. Adams, Oliver Braid, Maurice Carlin, Kevin B. Chen, Torreya Cummings, Helen de Main, double zero, Bean Gilsdorf, Galeria Rusz, Sarrita Hunn, Maria Hupfield, Nick Lally, Justin Langlois, Justin Limoges, Jessica Longmore, Mail Order Brides/M.O.B., Meta Local Collaborative, Roy Meuwissen, Dionis Ortiz, Kristina Paabus, Piero Passacantando, Julie Perini, Risa Puno, Genevieve Quick, Pallavi Sen, Elisabeth Smolarz, Emilio Vavarella, David Gregory Wallace, Lexa Walsh.
See Make Things (Happen) at:
Social in Practice: The Art of Collaboration
Curated by Deb Willis and Hank Willis Thomas
March 27–October 2, 2014
Nathan Cummings Foundation
475 Tenth Avenue, 14th floor (between W. 36th & 37th Streets), New York, NY 10018
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 27, 6-8 pm
Reservations required; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mid-October to November 28, 2014
NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Photography and Imaging galleries
721 Broadway, 8th Floor (between Washington Place and Waverly Place), New York, NY 10003
Opening Reception: TBA
Make Things (Happen) is intended to multiply creative activity. I started by asking 29 artists to create activity sheets; these are downloadable here and freely available in Social in Practice: The Art of Collaboration. Anyone and everyone are invited to use them to make things or make things happen, then share their results (#mkthngs or #mkthngshppn) to encourage further participation.
A "sneckdown" ( combination of “snow” and “neckdown” - another name for a curb expansion) uses snow formations on the street to reveal the space cars don’t use. Advocates can then use these sneckdown photos to make the case to local transportation officials that traffic calming interventions like curb bumpouts and traffic islands can be installed without any loss to car drivers.
Ridin around and gettin it! Meow Niggas! Follow on Instagram @TrackOrDieNYC
Cops tear up tickets handed out to cyclists on Willis Ave. Bridge
(via NY Daily News)
This is the final design that was chosen by the NYCDOT Urban Art program for their “Barrier Beautification” project. This will be a mural painted on traffic barriers that run along a bike path in the bronx. My design is inspired by many trips on the subway, and pushing through crowds on New York City streets. In using limited color, and simple graphic shapes I tried to capture how we all try to see whats going on around us, and at the same time be seen.
The site is located in the Bronx at Bruckner Boulevard, and Bryant Avenue. The design will span across a total of 9 barriers totaling to around 180 feet!
A big thanks to the DOT for commisioning my design, New York Cares for providing volunteers to help paint, my professor Dan Shefelman, and most importantly my mom. She was there painting with me all day.