The Center for Urban Pedagogy presents...

Block Party

Making a change in a public space can be really complicated. You don't usually know who to talk to or who owns what! Where do you start if you want to add a bike lane, or put in a public plaza on your block?

To find out, CUP teaching artist Douglas Paulson worked with students from Big Brothers/Big Sisters of New York City and College Now at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. The group examined public spaces on their block, interviewed an MTA representative, the executive director of a nonprofit organization, and a community board member, and then created this website.

It's dangerous to ride here, I want a bicycle lane!!!

How do you change the street to have a bike lane?

I want to build a plaza to bring in more customers.

How do you change the street into a pedestrian plaza?

Can you put in an elevator at my station because I am disabled and can't get to the station.

How do you make the subway accessible to everyone?

Who Made This?