Streetfilms: Wikis Take Manhattan

On Saturday, teams of camera-wielding contestants hit the streets for Wikis Take Manhattan, a photo scavenger hunt for StreetsWiki and Wikipedia. Robin Urban Smith and Clarence Eckerson, Jr. were there to catch the action for Streetfilms.

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Streetfilms: Scenes From Summer Streets

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Saturday was the second of three Summer Streets this August, with car-free streets along Park Avenue and Lafayette Street from 72nd Street to the Brooklyn Bridge. Couldn’t make it yourself? Clarence Eckerson Jr. from Streetfilms, as always, has got you covered. Clarence says he was particularly struck by how many people pedaled the route using […]

Wiki Wednesday: Three Ten Days ‘Til Wikis Take Manhattan

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Due to uncertain weather conditions, Wikis Take Manhattan has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 4. Don’t forget Saturday’s next week’s Wikis Take Manhattan photo scavenger hunt, when shutterbugs will scour the boroughs for shots to contribute to StreetsWiki and Wikipedia photo banks. Participants may compete in teams of three, with one camera and memory card […]

Wikis Take Manhattan Tomorrow!

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Join us Saturday for Wikis Take Manhattan: a photo scavenger hunt for free-content images for StreetsWiki and Wikipedia. Prizes include Eye-Fi memory cards, which automatically upload photos from your camera to your computer and to sites like Flickr. Here’s video from last year’s event. Tomorrow’s hunt coincides with Open House New York weekend, where you […]

We’re Talkin’ Sneckdown

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New York City was spared the brunt of winter storm Juno, and with streets in better shape than expected, there are already enough photos out there for our inaugural #sneckdown round-up of the season. A portmanteau of “snow” and “neckdown,” a sneckdown occurs when driving patterns delineated in snow reveal excess street space that might be […]