New York’s pedestrian safety initiatives are becoming more visible. Fourteen more major streets’ speed limits are being dropped from 30 to 25 mph over the next few months. Jerome Ave in the Bronx just dropped down to 25 yesterday, and WFUV was there to cover it.
The five-day Seeger Fest kicks off at Hudson River Park tonight in Manhattan. The festival honors folk singer and activist Pete Seeger, who passed away earlier this year at age 94 and his long-time wife Toshi, who passed away in 2013. The WFUV favorite will be honored by admirers as diverse as Harry Belafonte, DJ Kool Herc, and the punk band Anti-Flag. More info here.
Yesterday’s planned performance of the New York Philharmonic at Van Cortlandt Park was rained out, but for those still looking for a bit of piano in the park can find it at Madison Square Park in Manhattan tonight. Famed French jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson plays in a quartet there from 7-8:30. Admission is free.