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Movie Night Night at Cafe Grumpy Starts Jan 18! (Sponsored)

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Cafe Grumpy is hosting a film screening every Monday night. They will begin on January 18 with their New York Film Series. The feature presentation, accompanied by an animated short, will start rolling at 7:30pm. Screenings are FREE and open to the public. Drip coffee, tea, and pastries will be sold until 8pm.

ADDRESS: 193 Meserole Ave.
TIME: Mondays @ 7:30pm
COST: FREE Continue reading

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Update: NYC Transportation Activism

"meeker&frost turned into a beautiful space for remembrance RIP Christopher Meyer" Photo by @nycstreetmem

Last week we talked about speed cameras being voted out of the city budget, which could be a major road block for Vision Zero, de Blasio’s ambitious campaign to end all traffic deaths in NYC. But what’s been most fascinating about the conflict, is seeing the ways in which New Yorkers have responded.

Tomorrow (4/9) Right of Way, a “direct action street justice group,” is taking their protest to the streets, staging a demonstration that will involve stenciling the outlines of 40 bodies on Grand St (Between Columbia and Lewis in the LES), the number of lives they believe will be lost as a result of the speed camera bill. The protest will point fingers directly at lawmakers in Albany, whom they hold ultimately accountable, using #killedbyalbany as a slogan, transposed over a logo of a bloody handprint.

On the other end of the spectrum, a group of about two dozen bikers visited the sites where fellow NYC cyclists were killed, holding make shift memorial services over white ghost bikes, lovingly adorned with flowers and photos.  Continue reading

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