On the longest day of the year, Harlem was alive with the sounds of Make Music New York, and StreetsPAC was out in force supporting Vince Morgan's bid for New York City Council. Morgan, a challenger to long-time incumbent Inez Dickens, visited community gathering spots in his future district such as Morningside Park and Frederick Douglass Circle, to talk with constituents about safe and complete-streets issues including the introduction of traffic-calming initiatives on the notoriously dangerous Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and the extension of Select Bus Service on 125th Street.
StreetsPAC volunteers gathered petition signatures to ensure Morgan's spot on the ballot. We had many interesting conversations with locals about what makes streets livable in Harlem and Morningside Heights – from community-based initiatives to beautify local streets to the need for more NYPD enforcement of moving violations such as speeding and failure to yield to pedestrians. We witnessed first hand the difficulty residents have crossing Frederick Douglass Circle to access transit and Central Park, and look forward to working with Vince to address the safe, livable streets needs of his constituents.
To learn more about Vince Morgan's campaign, please visit: http://vincemorgan.com
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Morningside Park Meet & Greet (Photo courtesy of Stephen Hopkins Photo)
Morgan Staffers Instruct StreetsPAC Volunteers in Petitioning Procedure
Vince Morgan Petition Up Close
StreetsPAC Mobilization (Photo courtesy of Stephen Hopkins Photo)
Vince Morgan and StreetsPAC at Frederick Douglass Circle (Photo courtesy of Stephen Hopkins Photo)