Street Films: Hell’s Kitchen Miracle Ticket

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Hell’s Kitchen Miracle Ticket
A Clarence Eckerson Street Film
Running time: 1:13 - 3.59 MB, QuickTime

Since we’ve been talking about traffic enforcement (or lack thereof), here is a quick Street Film that touches on the topic as well. In 2005, TOPP Founder and Executive Director Mark Gorton toured 9th Avenue with Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Association’s Christine Berthet to check out pedestrian safety concerns. When they stopped on one corner to examine how gridlock constantly forces pedestrians to dangerously cross around cars and buses stopped in crosswalks, the pleading of Ms. Berthet and the power of the camera became too much for an NYPD officer to ignore. See for yourself.