After Janet Bravo lost work at her food truck in Harlem, she took to selling homemade food closer to home: on 34th Avenue’s median, right outside her apartment.
Jim Burke, a community leader who co-founded the 34th Avenue Open Streets Coalition, has found new purpose in reimagining street life.
Selling homemade treats on 34th Avenue has connected Mickey Lin to her neighbors and provided an escape from the daily pressures of parenthood.
When Erick Modesto, Director of Ballet Folklorico Nueva Juventud, could no longer assemble his troupe indoors, he started holding dance rehearsals right on the street.
Alvaro Tautiva was on the verge of shuttering his martial arts studio during the pandemic lockdown, but kept his business alive by moving lessons to 34th Avenue.
Esthi Zipori experiences 34th Avenue as both a street vendor and an academic researching sustainable mobility.