So I will be hosting a live web stream from our parking space as part of Parking Day
Park(ing) Day is an international event that reclaims parking spots and transforms them into engaging, people-friendly public spaces for one day a year. Throughout the city, people will be taking over these spaces and turning them into mini parks, another experiment in having a more livable city.
Bikeblognyc.com, your source for urban bike culture in NYC and beyond is hosting a live web stream from our parking space at 156 Rivington St. (between Clinton and Suffolk St in the Lower East Side of Manhattan)
The idea is that I will be having guests stop by throughout the day, from 9am-5pm and sitting down for 15-20 minute interviews. Think of it as a live talk show, with prominent members of the bicycle community here in NYC. Part of my quest to have more journalistic endeavors and to become the NPR of the bike blog world.
This will be in coordination with Time’s Up, an amazing environmental action and education non-profit that has been providing bike repair workshops and free events for over 20 years.
Also, www.shootingpeople.org, a great online resource for film makers, is contributing technical assistance.
There will be a link to the video stream posted on bikeblognyc.com on the day of.
Here is a list of guests who are slated to appear on the show (the order of appearances TBD)
-Reverend Billy, talking his Mayoral race, his long time support of the critical mass and the bike community and possibly a little sermon.
-Hannah Borgeson, from Bike New York, who brings you the amazing 5 boro bike tour.
-Heather Berger, form the Bicycle Film Festival, which is just about to kick off its European leg, now in its 9th year.
-Andrew Katzander, Perhaps you’ve seen a pedicab riding by with erotic dancers working a pole…no you haven’t been drinking…find out all about:
-Shin-pei Tsay, Deputy Director of Transportation Alternatives to talk about the rise in biking in NYC and the recent New Amsterdam Bike Slam.
New Amsterdam Bike Slam
-A representative form Bamboo Bike Studio
Yes its a durable material in which to make bikes out of and its a renewable resource.
Bamboo Bike Studio
-Peter Meitzler, one of the founders to bring pedicabs to New York City. Manhattan Rickshaw Company.
And more surprise guests.
Stop by and see the show in person, visit ABC No Rio and one of Time’s Up spaces.
Tune into the live stream, email comments and chat with our guests.
If you think you may tune into the live stream, then let me know here on facebook.
See you Friday.
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