Jan 3 2014

 

 

 

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While it is popular sport these days in New York City to bash former Mayor Bloomberg (sometimes in a very tasteless way), it would be sad to forget some of the major successes of his administration.

This video short from Clarence Eckerson of Streetfilms shows the remarkable transformation of key New York City streets in less than a decade. Goodbye cars and hello to bikes, trees and people!

Streetfilms reports:

There's nothing more dramatic than looking back five or ten years at Streetfilms footage to see how much the streets of New York City have changed. In this wonderful montage, check out the incredible changes at Times Square, Herald Square, the Brooklyn waterfront, and many other places that outgoing NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and her staff have intrepidly transformed.