How Many SUVs Are on Your block?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

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We want you to go outside and count the number of SUVs on your block, as well as the number of regular cars. This is our experiment in “crowdsourcing,” where we employ you, the listener, in an act of journalism. We’re trying to find out just how much gas-guzzling SUV use there is throughout the New York area, with all the talk of environmental sustainability in the city. We’re giving you until next Thursday to do the counting, but please, just count the cars once. Most trucks and minivans are not SUVs, so we're trusting your judgment. Also, please count the cars on both sides of the block (i.e. the section of your street between intersecting roads).

Post your results in the comment section below and we’ll analyze the results Thursday, August 2. The count ends at 1 pm Wednesday, Aug 1st!

Wired Magazine writer Jeff Howe explains the idea on the air.

Please post 1) your neighborhood, 2) your block (street and cross street) 3) the number of SUVs parked 4) the total number of cars parked

NOTE: While we ordinarily encourage comments of any kind, we would like to keep this page limited to the findings about SUVs. We will take other comments when we discuss this next week. Thanks!


Jeff Howe

Comments [451]

rushabh doshi from 75th between amsterdam and columbus

33 cars
20 suvs

53 total vehicles

Aug. 01 2007 02:38 PM
Joyce Davison from Jersey City, NJ

On Wayne Street between Barrow and Jersey Avenue nthere were

16 SYV's
2 Pickup trucks
18 Passenger cars

Aug. 01 2007 02:29 PM
Betsy from Prospect Heights, Park Place between Carlton &Vanderbilt

78 total cars, included 26 SUVs, 9 "mini"vans and many of the SUVs were small ones like RAV4s and CRVs.
There was ONE Prius!

Aug. 01 2007 02:27 PM
Joyce Davison from Jersey City, NJ

On Wayne Street between Barrow and Jersey Avenue

16 SUV's
2 Pickup Trucks
18 Passenger cars....

Aug. 01 2007 02:27 PM
Cynthia from LES: Montgomery Street between East Broadway and Madison Street

I can see the cars parked from my window, and they are as follows:
Total vehicles: 39
SUVs: 8

note: there are as many or a few more minivans than SUVs.

Aug. 01 2007 02:18 PM

1) Upper West Side

2) 67th between Columbus and Central Park W.

3) 19 SUVs

4) 50 cars

5) misc. - 8 vans and 5 motorcycles

Aug. 01 2007 02:15 PM
Bryce from Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Block: Lincoln Place, between Washington and Underhill

Total Vehicles: 91

SUVs: 28
Cars: 50
Trucks: 5
Vans/Minivans: 8

Aug. 01 2007 01:57 PM
ryan from park slope

1) Neighborhood: Park Slope, Brooklyn

2) Block: Park Place, between 5th and 6th

3) Number of SUVs: 11

4 Total number of vehicles: 45

Aug. 01 2007 01:34 PM
Wendy Friedman from Brooklyn

Neighborhood: Carroll gardens

Block: Sackett Street, b/w Court and Smith

SUV: 10

Total # of cars: 51 cars


Aug. 01 2007 01:24 PM
aji from jersey city

4 out of 12 today........(1:22 pm) but there are a few regulars missing.

Aug. 01 2007 01:24 PM
aji from jersey city

A few empty spaces but 4 out of 12 today (1:22pm)....a couple of regulars are missing

Aug. 01 2007 01:22 PM
jane from East Village, Manhattan

East Village, Manhattan

E 10th St. between First and A

total cars 37; suvs 15

Aug. 01 2007 01:13 PM
Susie Reiss from Harlem

10 SUV's in my garage- out of a total of 24 cars.

Aug. 01 2007 01:07 PM
Rebecca from Harlem

12th Street

71 cars total

I have always been aware of the high numbers of SUVs cruising around Harlem since living here for 2 years. It have always noticed young men driving these GIANT cars either alone or with 1 or 2 other people, bass thumping. It seems more like a style thing than a neccessity, say to transport large families!

It bugs me!!!

Aug. 01 2007 01:03 PM
Alexis from Brooklyn

Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Vehicles on both sides of Newel Street, between Norman and Nassau counted at noon, 8/1.

24 cars


1 box truck

1 motorcycle

43 - total vehicles

Aug. 01 2007 01:02 PM
Betsy from Prospect Heights, Park Place between Carlton &Vanderbilt

78 total vehicles, including 26 SUVs and 9 vans. There was also ONE Prius!

Aug. 01 2007 01:01 PM
GL from Astoria

73 cars

22 SUVs

Aug. 01 2007 01:00 PM
ryan from park slope

45 vehicles - 11 of which were suvs: park place between 5th and 6th, brooklyn

Aug. 01 2007 01:00 PM
GL from Astoria


73 cars

22 SUVs

Aug. 01 2007 01:00 PM
Bruce Saylor from 318 W. 85th Street

1) Upper West Side
2) 85th St between WEA/RSD
3) 8 SUV's
4) Total vehicles parked=71

There were an equal number of minivans to SUV's and 2 trucks.

Aug. 01 2007 12:57 PM
Alexis from Brooklyn

Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Vehicles on both sides of Newel Street, between Norman and Nassau counted at noon, 8/1.

24 cars


1 box truck

1 motorcycle

43 - total vehicles

Aug. 01 2007 12:57 PM
Kathleen from Lefferts Avenue, Brooklyn

Neighborhood: Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Block: Lefferts Avenue Between Washington & Bedford Avenue

Mini Vans: 4

SUV: 18

Total # of Vehicles: 60

Count taken on Tuesday, July 31 @ 7:00 p.m.

Aug. 01 2007 12:57 PM
Michelle Evqns from Manhattan

Block: Between Park Row and Nassau Street, Ann & Beekman Streets at 11:30 am: 33 vehicles total, seven of which were bona fide SUVs.

Aug. 01 2007 12:56 PM
Sheila Kelly from Park Slope, Brooklyn

Berkeley Place between 6th and 7th
65 total cars, 21 SUV's

Aug. 01 2007 12:55 PM
Jacqui from 81st St. Bayridge Brooklyn

49 cars (includes 3 large construction trucks taking up 6 parking spaces)
13 SUV's

Aug. 01 2007 12:54 PM
Kathryn from Jackson Heights 85th Ave btw 35th and 37th Ave 11:30am 7/31/07

Total Vehicles: 53

32 cars
15 SUVs
1 Jeep
1 Pick-up Truck
4 Commercial Vehicles (Construction & Delivery trucks and Vans)

Aug. 01 2007 12:54 PM
A.J. from Brooklyn

Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Vehicles on both sides of Newel Street, between Norman and Nassau counted at noon 8/1.

24 cars

17 suvs

1 box truck

1 motorcycle

43 - total vehicles

Aug. 01 2007 12:51 PM
wes white from Maplewood NJ 07040

1) Maplewood NJ 07040
2) Maplewood Avenue (Durand to Baker)
3) SUVs 29
4) Total 39

This is our main commercial area.
Residential blocks unsurveyable (cars in garages)

Suspect many of the residential surveys reported in dense areas will be have defects due to those who can afford the SUV's, can afford a garage.

It is a shame you didn't:
1. Set up the "blank comment form" as a data entry form.

2. request zip codes as it would ease some analysis work; too many responses from a given area, etc.

My personal reason for submitting my survey is that all spots are angled parking where SUV's block the views of regular cars trying to exit their spots (very dangerous) I consider the SUV's and related to be a primary cause of many accidents just because of their size (let alone my thoughts on the inability of the drivers to act in a reasonable safe manner).

Aug. 01 2007 12:51 PM
Patrick from Little Italy

All day long there are delivery trucks either parked or double parked some keep idling. This morning I only counted 3 SUVs and 1 idling truck but other mornings I've seen 3 idling diesel trucks.

Aug. 01 2007 12:50 PM
Beth from 40th St betwen 7th & 8th, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

regular cars: 30

vans: 13

SUVs: 13

Total vehicles: 56

I wonder, do old vans have a similar function for the poor as SUVs have for the better off?

Aug. 01 2007 12:46 PM
Erik from South Bronx

Neighborhood: South Bronx
Block: E 150th between Courtlandt / Morris Avs
SUVs: 11
Cars: 39

Aug. 01 2007 12:44 PM
A.J. from Brooklyn

Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Vehicles on both sides of Newel Street, between Norman and Nassau counted at noon 8/1.

24 cars

17 suvs

1 box truck

1 motorcycle

43 - total vehicles

Aug. 01 2007 12:43 PM
Erica Greene from Westfield, NJ

The block between Harrison Ave and Kimball Ave.

Cars: 16
SUV's: 7

Total vehicles: 23

Aug. 01 2007 12:42 PM
Jessica from Cobbgle Hill, Brooklyn

On Baltic St between Henry & Clinton there were 44 vehicles parked. Of those, 13 were SUV's.

I did not count the 3 Subaru wagons or 2 vans as 'SUV', although it could be argued that in terms of space and gas mileage, they may belong in that category.

Aug. 01 2007 12:41 PM
liz from hell's kitchen

1. hell's kitchen

2. 52 (8/9)

3. 11 SUVs

4. 53 vehicles total

Aug. 01 2007 12:40 PM
A.J. from Brooklyn

Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Vehicles on both sides of Newel Street, between Norman and Nassau counted at noon 8/1.

24 cars

17 suvs

1 box truck

1 motorcycle

43 - total vehicles.

Aug. 01 2007 12:39 PM
hank linhart from Park Slope,10th St. 4th Ave/ 5th Ave

71 parked vehicles ( includes small lot for public housing project ),
17 SUV's
3 pick up trucks, 5 vans

Aug. 01 2007 12:36 PM
Robin Richardson-Clark from 400 block of West 50th Street,Manhattan

As of 11:17PM Wed.1 August 2007:

Vehical count on my block = 3 large delivery trucks, one w. engine running & driver asleep in front seat; 3 Verizon trucks (their bldng. is on this block); 2 tour busses; 7 or 8 town cars, 3 neighbors' cars; 17 vans/SUVs; 4 large pick=up trucks and two small of same.

By two or three o'clock this afternoon, the entire block will be full on both sides of the street, mostly with town cars taking lunch & waiting for the later business pick ups in midtown. Tour busses on the weekends take their place.

Though things slow down every summer in this part of town, traffic wise, the density of vehicular movement & stasis, combined with a more dense pedestrian traffic pattern causes alot of potential (and real) headaches! It's really kind of awful.

Aug. 01 2007 12:26 PM
Daranna Bradley from Brooklyn

A PS to my SUV count comment. Often people who live an easy walk from the track/park will drive to it, have their outdoor fun, then drive back to their home.

Aug. 01 2007 12:24 PM
Max Brimberg from Brooklyn Bridge....Gold Street(Frankfort to Fulton)

54 total

12 SUVs

Aug. 01 2007 12:23 PM
Linda Balmuth from Washington Heights

Long stretch of Cabrini Blvd. Btwn 181st & 187th Sts.

Cars: 99
SUVs: 22
Minivans: 14
Trucks & Vans: 11

Total vehicles: 146

Aug. 01 2007 12:22 PM
Max Brimberg from Brooklyn Bridge....Gold Street(Frankfort to Fulton)

54 vehicles

11 SUVs

Aug. 01 2007 12:21 PM
Teresa from Edgecombe Ave bet. 142nd St and 145th St, Upper Manhattan

92 Total # of Cars

of which

51 are SUV's

Aug. 01 2007 12:19 PM
Aaron from Hollis, NY

Maybe you could ask commenters to also give real estate prices for the block they are reporting on, so you could see if there's any correlation between SUV-driving and soci-economic position.

Aug. 01 2007 12:18 PM
Kristin from Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Neighborhood: Sunset Park, BK

Location: 44th Street between 5th and 6th

# of SUV's: 21

Total number of vehicles: 58
(block not full)

Count taken at Noon. Overnight the block is full, and there are a couple of regular SUV's not present.

Aug. 01 2007 12:14 PM
Daranna Bradley from Brooklyn

Bay Ridge Brooklyn

My block has houses on one side and a running track/park/high school on the opposite side so people from all over the neighborhood come in the evening to run and play. Last night around 8 there were 38 parkers. 16 of them were absolute no-question SUVs.


Aug. 01 2007 12:13 PM
Eric Albert from State Street between Nevins and 3rd, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

# Vehicles 48
# SUVs 16

Aug. 01 2007 12:13 PM
fred a blumberg from rumson, nj

9 cars
3 station wagons
4 2 dr pickups
3 4 dr p/u Where do we put these?
(they are not used for dirty business)
8 tahoes, land-rovers, etc...

and half the block is currently at the beach!

Aug. 01 2007 12:12 PM
Joanna K. Rock from Dobbs Ferry, NY

I counted 16 vehicles in all.

There was:

1 light pickup truck

7 SUV's and

7 cars!

It's quite appalling!

I got myself a wonderful little 1989 Ford Escort station wagon stick shift off Craig's list for $1,200. It only had 50,000 miles on it and it is just terrific! I worked out that this little cheapy car does on average, highway and city, 37 miles to the gallon! When I go downhill I put it in neutral and coast. It is totally reliable and I can sleep in it too! And what's more, all the usual electrical gadgets like radio masts and door locks are all mechanical, so Nothing ever goes wrong with it. Who gives a darn about status or power of acceleration. All I want is reliability, good gas mileage and to get from A to B.

Aug. 01 2007 12:12 PM
Eric Albert from Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

State Street, bewtween Nevins Street and Third Avenue; 48 Cars, 16 of which are SUVs. (30%)

Aug. 01 2007 12:10 PM
Adam from Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Neighborhood: Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Block: Adelphi St. between Greene and Fulton
SUVs: 12
Total Cars: 47

Aug. 01 2007 12:09 PM
John from East Village

Location: 10th Street between 1st and Second Avenue

Vehicles in total: 50

SUVs: 13

Aug. 01 2007 12:09 PM
Aruna & Nik from Bellerose, Queens

Block: 251st Street btw Union Trpk and 81st Ave.

# of vehicles: 45

# of SUVs: 3

# of bicycles observed during count: 0

Aug. 01 2007 12:04 PM
Brice Rosenbloom from Fort Greene Brooklyn, Clinton Ave btw Lafayette & Dekalb

Total Cars - 41
SUVs - 11

Aug. 01 2007 12:03 PM
Edward G

I was looking at the associated Flickr page. This photo features a car and an SUV...

Which uses more gas?

Aug. 01 2007 12:01 PM
Betty from Bronx, New York

Neighborhood: Norwood

Block: Decatur Avenue & E. 205th St. (Northwest of the Botanical Gardens)

Total vehicles: 51
SUVs: 23

Aug. 01 2007 12:00 PM
Jessica S. from Brooklyn

1) Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
2) 1st Place between Clinton and Court Streets
3) 12 SUVs
4) 31 cars (not counting the SUVs)

Aug. 01 2007 11:59 AM
Lillian Larrier from East New York Bklyn

Van Siclen Ave. between Blake and Dumont Aves.

Total# of cars - 17


I entered this information yesterday but I don't know if it registered.

Aug. 01 2007 11:55 AM
Troy from Brooklyn, NY


Crown Heights

Kingston Ave between Park Ave & Prospect Pl

9 Cars

4 SUVs

Aug. 01 2007 11:54 AM
Jason from London

Since I'm not currently in NYC I realize this won't qualify for your survey, but I thought you might be interested to see my results for comparative purposes.....

I'm at Queen Elizabeth Street and Shad Thames in London.

My count:

Cars: 39
SUVs: 0
Bikes: 2

Aug. 01 2007 11:52 AM
Linda from New York, NY

Neighborhood: East Village

Block: Second Ave. between 10th & 11th Sts., (all parking spots metered)

Total number of vehicles: 12

4 SUVs, including one that parked and then drove away while I was counting.

Just as I'm about to send this posting, I checked again, and there's one fewer SUV.

Aug. 01 2007 11:47 AM
Carola Burroughs from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant/"East Clinton Hill"
Block: Clifton Place [1 block S. of Lafayette] between Bedford and Nostrand
7/31/07 about 11:30 PM
80 vehicles total
27 SUVs
3 vans

Aug. 01 2007 11:47 AM
Michael from Manhattan

August 1, 2007 -- 11:20 AM

Upper Eastside: East 73rd Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.

Total Vehicles parked: 51

Total cars: 24

Total SUVs: 21

Other vehicles were construction/contractor cargo vans: 6 (4 illegally double parked, 1 illegally parked is blocking a fire hydrant).

Aug. 01 2007 11:47 AM
Adam Larson from Jackson Heights - 73rd Street, btwn 35th & 37th Ave.

As of 11:30AM, Wednesday 1 August:

Total Vehicles- 61
Total SUVs- 17

Aug. 01 2007 11:46 AM
Anita Rundles from Bed-Stuy Brooklyn

1. Neighborhood: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

2. Block: Spencer St. Btw. Myrtle & Wiloughby

3. Total Cars: 32

4. Total SUVs: 8

Aug. 01 2007 11:43 AM
KV from East Harlem

Neighborhood: East Harlem

Block: 103rd between Madison & 5th Ave.

Total Vehicles: 30

SUVs: 11

Count taken at 11:46 am on 8/1/2007

Aug. 01 2007 11:42 AM
John L. Haggerty from Manhattan 96th St between Columbus & Amsterdam

Total SVU's - 11

Total all - 62

incl 2 vans (counted) and 1 motorcycle (not counted)

Aug. 01 2007 11:42 AM
Jeff from Kensington, Brooklyn

Total cars: 43

SUVs: 11

Sometimes had trouble distinguishing SUVs and minivans.

E 4th St between Caton and Albemarle

Aug. 01 2007 11:41 AM
kitty clarke from Fort Washington Ave. 190 St to M.Corbin Circle Man.

Total cars -- 51
SVUs -- 16

I didn't count 6 vans/panel trucks

Aug. 01 2007 11:40 AM
Jane from Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

27 cars total. 9 SUVs. Windsor Place b/t 10th and 11th avenues.

(Only one side of the street surveyed.)

Aug. 01 2007 11:38 AM
the montgomery's from douglas manor ,douglaston queens

we counted 6 SUV's, 1 mini van, and a total of 36 cars on the block.

Aug. 01 2007 11:37 AM
seh from Upper West Side

1) Upper West Side
2) 101rst Street between Broadway and Amsterdam
3) 3
4) 26 cars on street, including 3 delivery vans, idling and double-parked

Aug. 01 2007 11:37 AM
Susan Pickin from Washington Heights

W.190th betw. Wadsworth Ave/Wadsworth Terrace
13 vehicles total
7 of which SUVs
P.S. there are some spaces free to park right now--no charge for this information!

Aug. 01 2007 11:34 AM
Melody from Manhattan

12th street between Hudson and Greenwich streets

12 total vehicles: 5 cars, 5 vans, 1 SUV, 1 pickup

Aug. 01 2007 11:33 AM
MDT from Bed-Stuy Putnam Ave

30 total vehicles

7 SUVs

Aug. 01 2007 11:32 AM
JoAnne from Montclair, NJ

33 total vehicles - 16 SUVs

Montclair, NJ Fullerton between Bloomfield & Clairmont

Aug. 01 2007 11:32 AM
Matt from UES

Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Block: 91st St between 1st Ave and York

SUVs: 3

Total vehicles: 15

Aug. 01 2007 11:30 AM
andrea leigh from Manhattan 42nd St and 10th Ave

1)neighborhood: Manhattan
2)block: 42nd Street between 10th and 11th Ave
3)number of suv's parked: 14
4)total cars parked: 25
I propose an immediate ban on all vehicles run on fossil burning fuels, (especially suv's!) in NYC to protect the health of our citizens. As a bicyclist, I feel especially outraged and damaged by the huge number of suv's emissions I am forced to inhale every day as I ride to work. Breathing, I should think, would be considered a fundamental aspect of my constitional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Aug. 01 2007 11:27 AM
Chris from Willoughby St. (Duffield/Bridge Sts.), Brooklyn

Of 10 cars parked on the block, four are SUVs.

Aug. 01 2007 11:26 AM

Neighborhood: Manhattan, Upper West Side
Block:75th Street BTW CPW & Colunbus
Cars/Commercial Vehicles: 60/12 = 72
SUVs: 29

Aug. 01 2007 11:23 AM
Bill Schlossberg

Hollis Hills, Queens

213th street; between Union Tpke & 82nd Ave

35 cars

13 SUVs

Aug. 01 2007 11:20 AM
Jeff from Brooklyn

1) Prospect Lefferts Gardens

2) Lefferts Avenue (btw Washington & Bedford)

3) 24 SUVs parked

4) 85 vehicles total

Aug. 01 2007 11:18 AM
Cheryl from Louisa Street, between Story and Chester , Kensington Brooklyn

Tuesday 6:45 pm 28 cars no SUVs

Aug. 01 2007 11:17 AM

Neighborhood: Manhattan, Upper West Side
Block: 75th Street BTW CPW & Columbus
Total cars/commercial trucks: 60/12 = 72
Total SUVs: 29

Aug. 01 2007 11:15 AM
andrea from Manhattan 42nd St and 10th Ave

1)neighborhood: Manhattan
2)block: 42nd Street between 10th and 11th Ave
3)number of suv's parked: 14
4)total cars parked: 25

I propose an immediate ban on all suv's in NYC to protect the health of our citizens. As a bicyclist, I feel especially outraged and damaged by the huge number of suv's emissions I am forced to inhale every day as I ride to work. My lungs hurt! Breathing is our most fundamental human requirement and right. Every day, I am denied that fundamental right to breath, which I should think would be considered a crucial part of my constitional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. All vehicles run on fossil burning fuels must be banned, NOW! Some of our buses and city vehicles are now run on electricity. Why not all? We the people must rise up and prevail over the insane handful of greedy rich who still profit from oil (and oil wars!) We must rise up and take back our AIR!

Aug. 01 2007 11:14 AM
Allegra Allen from south central harlem

11 PM

120th St. between Lenox (6th Ave.) and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (7th Ave.)

72 cars

28 suv's

Aug. 01 2007 11:12 AM
Colin Young from Park Slope, Brooklyn

Block: Sackett St btw 4th & 5th Ave

Total vehicles: 63

Cars: 41

SUV's: 16

Huge Pickups: 1

Motorcycles: 2

Vans: 3

Aug. 01 2007 11:11 AM
Carolyn Fisher from East Flatbush, Brooklyn

Lenox Road between Rogers and Nostrand Ave, East Flatbush, Brooklyn.

cars: 39

SUVs: 13

minivans: 6

Total Vehicles: 58

Aug. 01 2007 11:10 AM
A.Donovan from Yonkers,NY

Dunwoodie (Yonkers), Westchester

Catskill Avenue bwtween Hayward Drive and Onondaga.

Twenty-four SUVs vs.thirty-two parked cars.

Count taken around 4:00P.M. mid-week. A.Donovan

Aug. 01 2007 11:10 AM
Vicki from Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Underhill Ave between St. Marks & Prospect Place

SUV's: 3



EMPTY PARKING SPACES: 5! but it is a wednesday...

Aug. 01 2007 11:07 AM
K. F. from Ditmas Park Brooklyn / Cortelyou Road btwn Argyle + Westminster Streets.

12 Cars

6 SUVs

1 Minivan

Aug. 01 2007 11:03 AM
gary mills from 87th St between CPW and Columbus

Of the total vehicles (83), twenty-five were SUVs.

Aug. 01 2007 11:00 AM
Keith from Lower East Side

Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Block: 1st Street between 2nd Ave and Bowery
Total Cars: 13
Number SUVs: 6

Aug. 01 2007 11:00 AM
Allegra Allen from south central harlem

120th St. between Lenox (6th Ave.) and Adam Clayton Powell Jr (7th Ave.)

72 cars

28 suv's

Aug. 01 2007 11:00 AM
gary mills from 87th St between CPW and Columbus

Total vehicles, 83; total SUVs, 25

Aug. 01 2007 10:58 AM
sharon from 175 st. betw. 111 av & sayres av, st. albans, queens

11 total vehicles
8 SUVs

Aug. 01 2007 10:55 AM
Gretchen Nearon Gonzalez from Crown Heights

On Aug 1 2007
Parked on Carroll Street between Brooklyn Ave. and Kingston Ave. in Crown Heights there were:

38 Total cars

SUV 14
Cars 24

Aug. 01 2007 10:53 AM
Ruth from New Rochelle,NY

In my block I counted 10 vehicles, including 3 large station wagons, Minivans, SUV's or their ilk. (I can't distinguish among them; my little Prius is out of sight in my garage.)

Aug. 01 2007 10:53 AM
susan alice mufson from west 21st st. betw. 8th & 9th aves.,Manhattan

Total number of vehicles: 65 Number of SUVs: 24 This count was done at approx, 7:30 pm, 7/31

Aug. 01 2007 10:48 AM
Gretchen Nearon Gonzalez from Crown Heights

On Carroll Street between Broklyn Ave and Kingston Ave. in Crown Heights there were:

38 total vehicles

14 SUVs/Mini vans

24 Cars

Aug. 01 2007 10:47 AM
TRB from Washington Heights, NYC

1. Neighborhood: Washington Heights, NY (northern Manhattan)

2. Block: W. 176th Street, between Fort Washington Avenue & South Pinehurst Avenue

3. Number of SUVs: 7 (plus 1 large contractor's van) = 8

4. Number of vehicles, total: 18

Count taken Wednesday, August 1, 10:45 a.m.
(Wow, I sort of knew there were a lot of SUVs up here, but this count on my block did surprise me a little...)

Aug. 01 2007 10:46 AM
andrea from Manhattan 42nd St and 10th Ave

neighborhood: manhattan
block: 42nd street between 10th and 11th Ave
total cars parked: 25
total suv's parked:14

I propose an immediate ban on suv's in NYC to protect our health! And a worldwide ban on all vehicles run on fossil burning fuels, period. They are a deadly and unneccessary contributer to global warming,illness and death.

Aug. 01 2007 10:45 AM
susan alice mufson from west 21st st. betw. 8th & 9th aves.,Manhattan

At approx. 7:30 pm on 7/31, there was a total of 65 vehicles on the block, with 24 SUV's. I was shocked at the high # o SUVs.

Aug. 01 2007 10:45 AM
marian passidomo from e 84th street&2nd

50 cars, 15 suvs.

Aug. 01 2007 10:44 AM
HM from Manhattan

Please post 1) your neighborhood: UWS
2) your block: 89th and Amsterdam
3) the number of SUVs parked: 9
4) the total number of cars parked: 31

Aug. 01 2007 10:44 AM
susan alice mufson from west 21st st. betw. 8th & 9th aves.,Manhattan

total # of vehicles: 65 # of SUV's: 24 This was a really eye-opening exercise; I was shocked at the large # of SUV's on my quiet, residential block.

Aug. 01 2007 10:41 AM
Rachel from Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Peter already posted the his tally for our block, but I counted a few more SUVs today.

Neighborhood: Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Block: Baltic St. btn Clinton and Henry

SUV: 12

Total # of cars: 45

Aug. 01 2007 10:38 AM
Adam Payne from Inwood

Park Terrace East between 217 and the cul de sac. I included minivans with the SUV count.

50 cars 13 SUV's 63 total

This is a long block with many families and an indoor garage.

Aug. 01 2007 10:38 AM
sharon from 175 st. betw. 111 av & sayres av, st. albans, queens

11 total vehicles
8 SUVs

Aug. 01 2007 10:38 AM
TED from Greenpoint

Franklin and Oak St.

40 Cars

2 SUV's

Aug. 01 2007 10:36 AM
Sherra from Bayside, Queens

Block: 222 St. between 69th Ave and 73rd Ave

SUVs: 2

Total # of cars: 11

Aug. 01 2007 10:35 AM
Cheryl Pearlman from Louisa Street, between Story and Chester , Kensington Brooklyn

Tuesday 6:45 pm 28 cars no SUVs

Aug. 01 2007 10:34 AM
Steve Bull from Manhattan: Ludlow St betwween Grand & Hestrer

Commercial block from 8am-7pm
2007-08-01 10:30 am
5 auto
3 trucks
3 SUVs

Aug. 01 2007 10:34 AM
Lenore Beaky from Upper West Side, NYC

A clarification on my post, #94--I thought the term "total cars" is ambiguous. I interpreted that to mean one number for SUV's and another number for non-SUV's, so my "total vehicles" would be the number of cars that I posted PLUS the number of SUV's that I posted.

Thanks for doing this. I was astounded a few years ago to finally notice all the SUV's on the Upper West Side. It's ridiculous.


Aug. 01 2007 10:33 AM
Jenny from Bed Stuy Brooklyn, Willoughby bet. Nostrand & Marcy

56 total vehicles
9 SUVs

Aug. 01 2007 10:33 AM
Cheryl Pearlman from Louisa Street, between Story an Chester , Kensington Brooklyn

Tuesday 6:45 pm, 28 cars, no SUVs

Aug. 01 2007 10:33 AM
e h from Prospect Heights

Street: Park Place
Block: Between Vanderbilt Ave and Underhill Ave
Count of vehicles taken at 8PM Tuesday night
Number of Vehicles:67
Number of SUV's : 12
Number of Crossover Vehicles like Subaru Outback AWD 14
Number of Minivans : 7

It would be unfair to suddenly start to ostracize SUV's since for the last 15 years or so it has been pushed out as a status symbol with who can have the biggest vehicle.
One may notice that when makes the economic cut they tend to go buy a Landrover or Hummer to proclaim a status.

Aug. 01 2007 10:33 AM
Adam Payne from Inwood

Park Terrace East between 217 and the Cul de Sac at the park.
number of cars 50
number of SUV's 13

This is a very long block.

Aug. 01 2007 10:32 AM
Annmarie from Fresh Meadows, NY

Between 160th and 162nd st, parallel to 65th ave. Section of private parking lot with 110 spots. 46 vehicles parked. 8 are SUVs 2 are heavy duty pickup trucks.

Aug. 01 2007 10:32 AM
habulous from Elmwood Park, New Jersey

Neighborhood: Elmwood Park, NJ (15 miles from the GWB)

Block: Susan Court

SUVs: 10

Cars: 20

Wednesday, 10:30AM

Aug. 01 2007 10:32 AM
Linda from Brooklyn Hts.

Brooklyn Hts.

Remsen St. between Hicks and Henry

No. of vehicles parked: 15

No. of SUV's : 4

Aug. 01 2007 10:32 AM
Eric Cato from B'klyn

Tuesday 10Am, Bushwick,
29 vehicles
13 SUVs

Aug. 01 2007 10:31 AM
Hilary from Brooklyn, NY

1) East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

2) Bushwick Ave between Ainslie and Powers

3) 4 SUVs

4) 15 parked cars total

Aug. 01 2007 10:31 AM
Sandy from West Milford, NJ

1 - Lindy's Lake, West Milford, NJ

it's a small lake in north Jersey, I commute to the city everyday (about 40 miles........)

2- This is the count on one side of the lake

3- 18 SUVs

4- 52 total cars.

Aug. 01 2007 10:30 AM
Christy from Williamsburg

Neighborhood: Williamsburg

Block: Driggs Ave btwn N.9 & N.10

Total Vehicles: 20
Total SUVs: 8

Aug. 01 2007 10:30 AM
Annmarie from Fresh Meadows, NY

110 parking spots in one section of private lot, 46 vehicles parked - 8 are suvs, 2 are heavy duty pickup trucks.

Aug. 01 2007 10:29 AM
Jane from Upper East Side; Manhattan

East 81st street between East End and York Avenues. Morning

58 total vehicles.
14 SUVs
1 always "resting" there ambulance
1 moving van
2 commercial vans
2 double-parked commercial vans

Aug. 01 2007 10:28 AM
mark Brown from or

1) Neighborhood: Westfield, NJ

2) Block: Wirthwood Court (dead end cul-de-sac)
4 houses on street.

3) Number of SUVs: 5 + 1 minivan!

4 Total number of cars: 9

Way too high

Aug. 01 2007 10:27 AM
David Harrington from Morningside Heights: 120th btw Amsterdam and Morningside Drive

I counted this last night while walking my dog.

Total cars, minivans, SUVs, and trucks: 46
Total SUVs: 18

Aug. 01 2007 10:27 AM
Al from Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Neighborhood: Clinton Hill

Block: Willoughby Avenue between Franklin St. and Skillman St.

SUV: 2

Total # of cars: 8

Aug. 01 2007 10:27 AM
Marianne & George from E 10th St, bet. Bway & University, Manhattan

14 total
7 SUVs +
1 monster truck that could go either way

Aug. 01 2007 10:17 AM
Larry from New York, NY

1) UWS/ Hell's Kitchen

2) West 57th Street Between 9th and 10th

3) 9 SUV's

4) 39 cars total

Aug. 01 2007 10:17 AM
Matt from East 10th Street between 1st and A and 1st and 2nd

1st and A:

SUVs: 18

Cars: 23

1st and 2nd:

SUVs: 24

Cars: 20

Aug. 01 2007 10:11 AM
hudson roditi from Brooklyn 13th street between 5th and 6th Ave. (11215)

Cars: 24
Minivans: 9
SUV: 18
Utility trucks/Large vans: 4
Motorcycle: 1

why not include minivans with SUV's? Do they get better gas mileage?

Aug. 01 2007 09:33 AM
Ray from W, 113th B/T Broadway and Amsterdam

53 total vehicles, 15 SUV's

Aug. 01 2007 09:23 AM
carol from Brooklyn Heights

Hicks Street between Pierrepont & Montague

15 cars total

Aug. 01 2007 08:32 AM
Connie from Hoboken

Washington St between 10th and 11th, 7 p.m. Tuesday
Total # of vehicles--56
# of SUVs--20

Aug. 01 2007 08:22 AM
Susan Tarnofsky from West Orange, New Jersey

1. Neighborhood: West Orange, New Jersey
2. Location: Winding Way between dead end and Sheffield Terrace
3. Number of SUVs : 7
4. Number of cars: 20

Aug. 01 2007 08:09 AM
Mary from Fort Greene Brooklyn

Last night there were 36 vehicles parked, and double parked on my block, South Oxford Street between Fulton and Lafayette. Of the 36 vehicles there were 13 SUV's and 4 vans.

Aug. 01 2007 08:00 AM
jen from west village, manhattan

Neighborhood; West Village

Block: Bedford b/w Downing & Carmine


Cars- 6

Aug. 01 2007 07:51 AM

Neighborhood: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Location: Prospect Pl., between Vanderbilt and Underhill

Total vehicles: 63

# of SUVs: 17

Aug. 01 2007 07:40 AM
Marcel Etienne from Bedford Avenue & Farragut Rd., B'klyn, N.Y. 11210

It seems like asking to count SUV's, that you know how much the company made and how many are on car sale!! One, car could in a block, while change in a minute counting on another block!! The thing is the extra height x lenght + weights & volumezs the vehicle is carrying, back & forth!? If the space ship flying saucers aren't fussing about their craft, Why must we!? Can't you fasten a tracking device in/on them to find out their parrogatives!? We can design thinner as we make us thinner & change!! Put a little lift on the Vehicles!! Remmember me: Marcel Etienne

Aug. 01 2007 07:11 AM
Denice Williams

Neighborhood: Oakland Gardens, NY

Block: Cloverdale Boulevard between 67 & 69 Avenues

SUVs: 15

Total number of cars: 45

Aug. 01 2007 07:04 AM
Doris Woolfe from Greenwich Village

Neighborhood: Greenwich Village (far West)

Block: Morton St.,between Washington and West Sts.

Total number of vehicles : 33

SUVs: 9

Taken at 12 noon (changeover time) July 31

Aug. 01 2007 01:20 AM
Kyle from Mahwah, NJ

Oakham Court, off Kingsbridge...

Neighborhood: Mahwah, Bergen County, NJ

* 36 vehicles

* 8 of those are SUVs

Aug. 01 2007 12:28 AM
Kerry from Brooklyn, NY

1. Clinton Hill

2. Washington Avenue, between Gates & Greene

3. # SUVs parked: 12

4. # total vehicles parked: 53
(this # includes 5 minivans, and one vehicle parked in a homeowner's converted front yard parking space)

Aug. 01 2007 12:22 AM
Mel Zipes from Poughkeepsie, NY

I live in a 79 unit coop and heard your request to count SUVs (I counter 17 Sunday eve)thinking it would be interesting to compare our location in suburbia to what your listeners in NYC report.

Aug. 01 2007 12:20 AM
Robert Heyman from Valley Stream

26 SUVs
38 cars
1 business van
1 pickup truck
2 old large cars, V8s
68 total vehicles

Jul. 31 2007 11:54 PM
George from Kennsington

18 SUV - 56 Other

With real estate so expensive, perhaps in NYC SUV's are being used as an extra room.

Jul. 31 2007 11:45 PM
Erin from Astoria, Queens

Neighborhood: Shore Blvd, between 21st & 20th ave (Astoria, Queens)

Cars: 53

Trucks/Vans: 20

SUVs: 22

Total # of vehicles: 95

Jul. 31 2007 11:45 PM
CH from Staten Island

Neighborhood: Staten Island-Stapleton

Block: Brewster Street

Time: 11:30 PM Tuesday evening

Total cars: 14

SUVs: 6


Jul. 31 2007 11:42 PM
Ivey from Stamford CT office parking lot at 5:30pm

SUV: 28

Total cars: 77

Many parking spaces empty. Wonder what it would be when the lot is full. A normal car gets lost out here with all of the SUV's on the roads.

Jul. 31 2007 11:35 PM
Sarah Coady

Neighborhood: Larchmont, NY
Block: Fernwood b/t Weaver and W Brookside
# of SUVS: 7
# of cars total: 29
But this "low" percentage block is not indicative of Larchmont overall -- the grocery store parking lot is a sea of SUVs!

Jul. 31 2007 11:28 PM
Emily from Flatbush

Ocean Ave. between Church and Tennis Ct.
11 pm
6 SUVs out of
23 total cars

Jul. 31 2007 11:20 PM
Valerie from Bay Ridge

Neighborhood: Bay Ridge

Block: 94th Street between 3rd & 4th Avenues

# of SUVs: 12

Total # of vehicles: 62

Jul. 31 2007 11:17 PM
Richard Karlsson from New Brighton, SI

Block: Van Buren St between York and Franklin Aves.

24 cars

11 SUV's

Jul. 31 2007 10:47 PM
Chuck from Hartsdale, NY

Neighborhood: Hartsdale, NY

TOTAL number of vehicles: 60

number of cars: 45

number of SUVs: 15

Number of homes on street: 46

I think the SUV#s are down here

Jul. 31 2007 10:28 PM
YS from Fort Lee, NJ

Total # of cars: 23

SUV: 5

Jul. 31 2007 10:24 PM
Patty from brooklyn

1. Greenwood heights, brooklyn
2. 17th St between 5th ave 6th ave
3. 15 SUV's
4. 62 totol cars

Jul. 31 2007 10:21 PM
Tony Davis from Fort Greene, Brooklyn

1) Neighborhood: Fort Greene, Brooklyn

2) Block: Adelphi Street, between Fulton and Greene Ave

3) Number of SUVs: 15

4) Total number of passenger vehicles: 40

Survey taken at 9:30PM, July 31

Jul. 31 2007 10:20 PM
William from Paterson, NJ

1 Paterson, NJ
2 E 30th Street (22/23rd Ave)
3 6 SUV's
4 6 cars

Jul. 31 2007 10:13 PM
Joan from Upper West Side

6:15 pm
W. 84th St. between CPW & Colombus Ave.
15 SUVs
57 cars including 7 vans

I usually count dogs on my way to the subway. From now on it's going to be SUVs.

Jul. 31 2007 10:06 PM
PM Flindt from Park Slope

Park Slope (a Democrat stronghold)
7th Avenue and 10th
13 SUVs (21% of total)
61 total (cars and SUVS)
8 bicycles

Jul. 31 2007 10:00 PM
Karen from BONY (lower manhattan)

(1) BONY (Battery-Old New York), otherwise known as "the financial district"
(2) Front Street: betw. Beekman and Peck Slip
(3) 8 SUV's
(4) 23 total vehicles (excl. 2-wheeled)

If one were to count the number of SUV's in the parking lot off Pearl (betw. Beekman and Peck Slip) - daytime to catch all the commuters - I believe from what I've seen that the percent SUV's would be similar.

Jul. 31 2007 09:56 PM
Tony Davis from Fort Greene, Brooklyn

1) Neighborhood: Fort Greene, Brooklyn

2) Block: Adelphi Street, between Fulton and Greene Ave.

3) Sample Time: 9:30 PM, July 31

4) Number of SUVs: 15

5) Total number of passenger vehicles : 40

Plus, 2 shiny pick-up trucks that look
like they have never done a day's work!

Jul. 31 2007 09:39 PM
JIMMY RIOT from Ft. Greene, Brooklyn

Fort Greene, Brooklyn 11205
Cumberland St. btwn DeKalb & Lafayette

56 total vehicles on the block, of which
13 were SUVs.
(43 non-SUV type vehicles)

My girlfriend and I did the tally at 9:30pm 7/31/'07
Brian your mustache RULES!

Best, Jimmy Riot

Jul. 31 2007 09:39 PM
Mara and Alex from W 89th St (betw West End Ave and Riverside)

On West 89th Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive, there are 56 cars total and 13 SUVs.

Jul. 31 2007 09:31 PM
David Seigel from Brooklyn, NY

Neighborhood: Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Block: President Street between Troy & Schenectady

# of SUVs: 16

Total # of cars (including the SUVs): 55

Jul. 31 2007 09:22 PM
Alexander Heilner from Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Neighborhood: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Block: St. Johns Place, between Underhill and Washington Avenues

Total Cars: 100
SUVs: 21

Jul. 31 2007 08:37 PM
Rob Johnston from Manhattan

Block of Charlton Street, between 6th Ave and Varick, Manhattan (future site of WNYC).

24 vehicles
6 SUVs

Jul. 31 2007 08:19 PM
Matt from Windsor Terrace

Seeley Street between Prospect Park South West and Seeley Street Bridge.

Total vehicles on street: 60

Total # SUV: 10

Jul. 31 2007 08:06 PM
Tricia from NYC-Murray Hill

40th Street b/t 1st & 2nd Avenue

30 cars in total

13 SUVs

Thanks WNYC!

Jul. 31 2007 07:54 PM
john bender from 67th Street, bet. CPW and Columbus Ave.

69th Street, bet. CPW & Columbus Ave.
69 total autos, including 19 SUV's.

Jul. 31 2007 07:43 PM
Molly Hazen from 112th between Broadway and Riverside, Manhattan

35 cars, 11 SUV's' on 7/31/07...noticed same raio earlier in week.

Jul. 31 2007 07:34 PM
carrie mclaren from Brooklyn

All the below are in north Flatbush, aka Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

Hawthorne Street (bet. Flatbush and Bedford):
13 SUVs / 77 total vehicles including SUVs

Hawthorne Street (bet. Bedford and Rogers):
25 SUVs / 68 vehicles

Hawthorne Street (bet. Rogers and Nostrand):
15 SUVs / 61 vehicles

Hawthorne Street (bet. Nostrand and New York):
24 SUVs / 66 vehicles

Rutland (bet. Flatbush and Bedford):
23 SUVs / 87 vehicles
* Note that this block is a semifinalist for this years BBG's "Greenest Block in Brooklyn" contest (it received "honorable mention" in 2005)

Rutland (bet. Bedford and Rogers):
14 SUVs / 49 vehicles (mitigating factor: 2 of the SUVs were hybrids)

Rutland (bet. Rogers and Nostand)
22 SUVs / 69 vehicles

Warning: I sometimes had a hard time distinguishing an SUV from a minivan; I bet others do too.

Jul. 31 2007 07:03 PM
Joan from Upper West Side W. 84th St. between CPW & Col. Ave

15 SUVs (one taking up 2 parking spaces)

57 cars of which 7 are vans.

Jul. 31 2007 06:35 PM
Kristin from Waldwick, New Jersey

Greetings from suburban NJ. I feel guilty admitting that 2 of those SUV's are mine. ugh.

37 cars
13 SUV's
50 vehicles in total

Jul. 31 2007 06:27 PM
Elaine from Manhattan

Manhattan, upper west side, 80th and Amsterdam:
2 parked SUVs
12 parked cars
= 14 total parked vehicles

Jul. 31 2007 05:57 PM
Joris from Inwood, Manhattan

This morning, on my block, 16 SUVs and 14 cars.

Jul. 31 2007 05:52 PM
Neil Freidman from Sterling place between flatbush and vanderbilt

There were 48 vehicles parked on Sterling Place between Flatbush and Vanderbilt Avenues at 5:00 pm.
29 Cars.
18 SUV's and Minivans.
1 Grotesquely Supersized Cadillac Escalade

In the words of that inimitable amphibian
"Its not easy being green"

Jul. 31 2007 05:42 PM
suz-c from Manhattan

Neighborhood: East 77th St. bet. York Ave.& Cherokee Place (500 Block) at 5:30 p.m., 7/31/07

SUVS: 15

Total Vehicles: 34 (17 on each side of street)

Not surprised at nearly 50% gas guzzlers. Thought there'd be more.

This is a neighborhood with two private schools on one block (E. 76th, 500 block) where black SUVs chauffer children to and from the schools; a public school on the E. 77th St. block reported also has large cars waiting after school

Jul. 31 2007 05:36 PM
marge from Vanderbilt Street between Prospect Ave and Prospect Park Southwest, Brooklyn

Neighborhood: Windsor Terrace
Total cars parked in this block (Vanderbilt Street Between prospect Ave and PRospect Park SW), is 73.

# of SUVs 28
# of other vehicles 45

Jul. 31 2007 05:28 PM
Sandy from east village

13th St between 2nd and 3rd ave.

26 suv's

8 cars

Jul. 31 2007 05:21 PM
JBD from South Orange, New Jersey

My teenage daughter did this count on our block on Sunday, July 29th. She walked around the block and counted the vehicles on both sides of the street around the entire block.

32 cars
19 SUVs

Jul. 31 2007 05:17 PM
Deborah Wythe from Brooklyn, Windsor Terrace

1) neighborhood: Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
2) Prospect Park SW, between Reeve and Vanderbilt St.
3) # of SUVs: 8
4) total # of cars: 25

1) neighborhood: Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
2) Vanderbilt St. between Prospect Park SW and Prospect Avenue
3) # of SUVs: 23
4) total # of cars: 69

Jul. 31 2007 05:15 PM
Loretta Jones from Aberdeen, New Jersey

On a small street of eight houses there are 7 vans and SUV's and 6 cars. Suberbia is not green where the rubber meets the road.

Jul. 31 2007 05:10 PM
Philip from Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Neighborhood: Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Block: Prospect Avenue, Windsor Place, Fuller Place, 10th Ave

Time: 4:45PM

Total Vehicles: 42

Of those Total SUVs: 8

Temperature: 85 degrees

Jul. 31 2007 04:54 PM
Christiana from Flatbush

Neighborhood: Park Slope
Block: 7th Avenue, between 7th & 8th Streets
Total SUV's: 10
Total # of cars: 11

Jul. 31 2007 04:40 PM

1) Central Harlem

2) 111th St. between 7th Ave. (aka Adam Clayton Poweel) and 8th Ave. (aka Frederick Douglas)

3) 14 SUVS/vans/trucks

4) 40 cars

Jul. 31 2007 04:39 PM
Judy Samuels from West 76th St. betwn Columbus and Amsterdam Aves.

I found 33 SUVs on my block (both sides). I didn't count delivery trucks and vans (There were 2
or 3).
There were 37 "plain" cars on my block.

A dispiriting exercise, unless bringing this
oppressive reality to consciousness will lead
to some change (of heart or mind).

Jul. 31 2007 04:37 PM
Andrew Reynolds from Joralemon Street / Columbia Place

8 SUVs
3 Vans
11 Cars

Jul. 31 2007 04:37 PM
Suburbanite from Pelham, NY

Total vehicles: 12
Cars: 8
SUVs: 2
Minivan: 1
Light Truck: 1

Jul. 31 2007 04:30 PM
Tony from Brooklyn Heights

Willow Street -

Total Vehicles: 30
SUV: 17

Percent of large, gas guzzlers jammed into a small spot on a narrow street 57%

Jul. 31 2007 04:27 PM
Peter Frishauf from Upper Best Side zip=10025

Great idea BUT you are likely to get meaningless data as many people are unsure of what vehicles are really "SUVs." For example, "mini-SUVs" like the Honda CRV, PT Cruiser, and Toyota RAV4 may look like SUVs but have 4 cylinder engines and are small on the outside (a PT Cruiser is smaller than a Honda Accord). All of these vehicles get 27+MPG vs 13-18 for the real SUVs you are targeting.

Bad data is worse than no data. For any kind of accuracy, you need to also collect the model of the vehicle and remove the 4 cylinder non-SUVs from the mix.

Sorry to rain on the parade...I love the crowdsourcing initiative, but please do it right.


--The BL Show responds:
Thanks for your criticism. We'll talk about the merit of the data on the show when we discuss the findings on Thursday. We believe there will be a value to the reporting of SUV prevalence throughout the area, even if there are shades of gray to the SUV definition.

Jul. 31 2007 04:15 PM
Brian from sayville li

14 cars
1 suv
1 pickup truck
3 minivans

Should pickups and minivans be counted as SUV's?

Jul. 31 2007 04:13 PM
Harriett from Varick Court, Rockville Centre, NY between Hempstead and Harvard Avenues

I am not sure how "correct" or authentically metro my count will be as I live in a suburb of NYC on Long Island. We also have a no cars on the street law after 2 am; and, many people park their vehicles in their driveways--even during the day. Today there seemed to be a number of "foreign" SUVs on the block (I counted 4); I think a realtor was showing a house. Of the 30 cars garaged or "drivewayed" on my block, 14 are SUVs. Thanks for the opportunity to sound off. Besides the gas consumption threat, I find SUVs a hazard on suburban streets, you can't see around, past, or beside them. Many are huge and, I believe, because most are built on a truck chassis, should not be permitted on parkways. Try enforcing that on the Southern State or Cross Island, the highways I drive every day. Now even pickups with covered beds are on parkways--many open pick-ups are too!

Jul. 31 2007 04:11 PM
Chris from New Jersey

Did it ever occur to any of you that maybe the reason that people drive SUV's instead of small, less gas consuming cars is that they want to have a little more safety and carting capability. Have any of you pro-mini car people had a truck bumper come through your side window. There are many reasons for the solutions people come up with in life. There is not one reason that people buy a car, suv, truck or whatever. There are many.

Jul. 31 2007 04:11 PM
Bob from Summit, NJ

1. Summit - South

2. Linden Pl between Tulip and Larned

3. SUV: 7

4. Total: 15

Jul. 31 2007 04:08 PM
Todd from riverdale/bronx

1 SUV 4 other cars. When school at Horace Mann is in session the Suv to car ratio increase dramatically.

Jul. 31 2007 04:07 PM
Teresa from upper east side

Nieghborhood: Upper east side

Block: 91st Street between York and First

Number of vehicles parked: 66

Number of SUV's: 22

Jul. 31 2007 04:06 PM
Marie from Roseland NJ

Total cars: 21

SUVs: 4

Jul. 31 2007 04:06 PM
Morgan from Larchmont, NY

13 vehicles, 1 SUV

Jul. 31 2007 04:04 PM
Betsy from Upper West Side: south side of W. 97th Street, Col-Amst.

9 a.m. 7/31/07

Total number of vehicles: 28

Number of SUVS: 8

Jul. 31 2007 04:04 PM
Colin from West Village, New York

Neighborhood: West Village
Block: Charles between Bleecker and Hudson
11 total vehicles
5 are SUVs

Jul. 31 2007 04:03 PM
Deb London from Fort Greene

Do Hybrid SUV's count?

Jul. 31 2007 04:02 PM
e stone from greenwich village

west village block/only one side due to alternate parking

18 cars/10 suv's
+ one van with guy apparently living in it

Jul. 31 2007 04:01 PM
Laura Job from Town of Cortlandt

1 Short Hill Rd


10 Std

16 Total

Jul. 31 2007 03:44 PM
Paul Scalzetti from Dix Hills, NY 11746

Block = Norma Lane
#SUVs = 16
Total Vehicles = 38

Nearest Cross-Street Lisa Dr

Jul. 31 2007 03:19 PM
AHB from Allan Lane, Mount Kisco NY

7 cars, no SUVs, 1 van

Jul. 31 2007 03:13 PM
Ina from Hell's Kitchen, NY

1:Neighborhood: Hell's KItchen

2: W. 55St Between 8th and 9th Ave (north side only)

3. Total # of cars-- 37

4: SUV's -- 17

comment- There is no parking on this block from 8am toill 7 pm. All these cars are parked here with City Permits. They do not belong to any local resident.

Jul. 31 2007 03:09 PM
Linda from East 86th Street between York and East End

Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Block: East 86th St. between York and East End
Total number of vehicles: 48
Number of SUV's: 16

Jul. 31 2007 03:09 PM
Michael from Ringwood, NJ

23 total
11 SUVs
(including 2 large pick-ups with nothing in the payload that were too clean for work trucks)

I drive most of NJ for work and notice a significant increase in SUVs in the town of Wayne and Sussex County. No idea why. Would love other opinion.

Jul. 31 2007 02:58 PM
kelley from kensington, brooklyn

1) Neighborhood: Kensington, Brooklyn

2) Block: Ocean Parkway between Cortelyou and Ditmas

3) Number of SUVs: 16

4) Total number of cars: 52

5) Number of hybrids: 0

Jul. 31 2007 02:51 PM
Michael from Upper West Side/Morningside Heights

Neighborhood: Upper West Side/Morningside Heights

Block: W. 109th Street, between Broadway and Riverside Dr.

Cars: 35

SUVs: 10

Jul. 31 2007 02:49 PM
Alan Lofft from Upper West Side; West 75th between B'way & West End

Total # of vehicles: 36

SUV's: 22

Surprising and annoying. Most of the time, I see one person getting into an SUV. Why are people so obsessed with driving these oversized, wasteful and polluting vehicles in dense, crowded Manhattan?

Jul. 31 2007 02:43 PM
Elizabeth from Park Slope Brooklyn,

Union Street between 7th & 8th Ave

39 cars
17 SUV's

Jul. 31 2007 02:26 PM
J.S. Barlow from Leonia, NJ

one-block street between Crescent and Fort Lee Road, in Leonia, NJ, 2-miles from GWBridge

6 SUV's

20 cars

Jul. 31 2007 02:25 PM
Elizabeth from Park Slope Brooklyn,

Union Street between 7th & 8th Ave.

39 Cars
17 SUV's

Jul. 31 2007 02:24 PM
Ellen from 69th St. between Columbus & Broadway

33 Cars

11 SUVs

Jul. 31 2007 02:19 PM
Lillian Larrier from East New York Bklyn

Van Siclen Ave. between Blake and Dumont Aves.

8 SUV's
Total 17 cars.

Jul. 31 2007 01:55 PM
jwalsh from 94th street, between CPW and Columbus

52 Vehicles, 12 of which were SUV's.

Jul. 31 2007 01:53 PM
Carl from Park Slope (Lincoln Pl btwn 6th & 7th Aves

8 SUVs
53 total cars

Jul. 31 2007 01:53 PM
JSB from Gladwin Ave., Leonia, NJ

20 cars

6 SUVs

Jul. 31 2007 01:42 PM
J. S. Barlow from Leonia, NJ

Leonia, NJ, Gladwin Ave.

20 cars

6 SUVs

Jul. 31 2007 01:40 PM
marie Macioce from Brooklyn, NY 11234

On East 71st Sreet, between Avenue V and Aveue W.
SUV'S - 17
OTHER - 36

Seems like much more.

Jul. 31 2007 01:40 PM
marie Macioce from Brooklyn, NY 11234

There are 37 regular cars and 17 SUV's parked on my block on East 71st Street between Avenue V and Avenue W. Someone it seems like more.

Jul. 31 2007 01:35 PM
J. S. Barlow from Leonia, NJ

20 total vehicles

6 SUVs

Jul. 31 2007 01:34 PM
J. S. Barlow from Leonia, NJ

20 cars parked on or in driveways on Gladwin Ave. (a one block street): 1.8 miles west of GWBridge.

6 SUVs, 11a.m, 7-31-2007

Jul. 31 2007 01:33 PM
ann from rockville center, LI

7 SUV on one block with a total of 11 vehiclea

Jul. 31 2007 01:24 PM
Laurie from Trumbull, CT

42 Total Vehicles

10 SUVs

2 Vans

2 Minivans

3 Pick-Ups

Count was done around noon when a lot of people were at work or out with kids

Jul. 31 2007 01:21 PM
Michael L. Levine from Upper West Side, Manhattan

Block: 99th Street between Broadway and West End Avenue

12 cars, 9 SUVS

Jul. 31 2007 01:04 PM
Judy from Garden City, NY

1) Neighborhood: Garden City, NY

2) Block: Barnes Lane

3) Number of SUVs: 4

4) Total number of cars: 9

Jul. 31 2007 01:01 PM
Debbie Quinn from Hastings-on-Hudson, New York

1. Neighborhood: Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

2. Block: Fraser Place (between Broadway and the
Croton Aqueduct

3. No. of SUV's: 7

4. No. of cars: 21

Jul. 31 2007 12:51 PM
Jane from Upper East Side; Manhattan

East 81st Street between East End and York Avenues
Tuesday Noon

58 total vehicles
14 SUVs (including 2 non-commercial vans)
1 moving van
1 "resting" ambulance
2 double-parked commercial vans

Jul. 31 2007 12:50 PM
Moe from Park Slope, Bklyn

Carroll St - 5 - 6 Aves

48 Cars

13 SUV

6 Other - Vans

All parking spaces filled

Jul. 31 2007 12:25 PM
Moe from Park Slope, Brooklyn

Carroll St (5th and 6th Aves)

48 Cars

13 SUVs

6 Other - vans

Jul. 31 2007 12:13 PM
Jeff from Manhattan

Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Block: 89th St. Between York & 1st Ave

Total # of cars: 35
Number of SUVs: 6

(count made 7/31, 11:15AM)

Jul. 31 2007 12:10 PM
Moe from Park Slope, Brooklyn

48 Cars

13 SUVs

6 Other (Vans or Panel Trucks)

All parking spots filled.

Jul. 31 2007 12:09 PM
Katy from NYC, NY

Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Block: Chrystie St. bet. Stanton and Rivington

# of Cars: 34
# of SUVs: 7
# of Semis: 5

Jul. 31 2007 12:05 PM
Jack from Flushing

Neighborhood: Central Flushing

Block: Bowne St between Northern Bl & 38 Ave.

65 vehicles

22 SUV and large vans

Jul. 31 2007 11:56 AM
Jack from Flushing

Neighborhood: Central Flushing

Block Bowne St between Northern Blvd. & 38 Ave.

65 vehicles

22 SUV or large vans.

Jul. 31 2007 11:52 AM
Maryann from 59th Street @ 1st

We are directly across from the ramp to the Queensboro bridge, so parking is limited and temporary when available. But, do regularly a disgusting Hummer in our neighborhood that easily takes up two parking spaces. It's pretty offensive.

Jul. 31 2007 11:44 AM
David from Northwest Freeport, NY

11 vehicles on my block
5 SUV's
One person owns a couple of limosines and he parks them on the block as well.

Jul. 31 2007 11:43 AM
Gina from St. George, Staten Island

This is narrow one way street across from Curtis HS which is in summer session. Cars belong mostly to school personnel this time of day with many Jersey plates.

Neighborhood: St. George SI

Hamilton Ave between St. Marks and Curtis Place

28: total vehicles

9: SUVs

4: trucks

Jul. 31 2007 11:42 AM
Amy from Union City, NJ 07087

1) Neighborhood: Union City, edge of Jersey City Heights

2) Number of vehicles on block at 11:30am: 8

3) Number of SUVs: 0

Note: it is more typical for there to be about 20 vehicles on the block with 2-3 SUVs and 2-3 minivans

Jul. 31 2007 11:38 AM
Bob from Bayswater/Far Rockaway

Block- Bay Court

SUV's- 5

Total Cars- 8

Jul. 31 2007 11:35 AM
fit from St. James Pl, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

13 SUV's out of 39 cars.
Probably skewed by a large construction project on the block.

Jul. 31 2007 11:35 AM
SuzanneF from Upper West Side

Along with counting SUVs parked on the street, what about people who park their cars in area garages attached to apartment buildings. I've noticed quite a few SUVs when friends of mine visit and park in my neighborhood garage. You might want to ask garage workers to count the number of SUVs among their monthly or permanent residents. This would be in garages attached to apartment buildings, not public parking garages where cars would most likely be from out of NYC.

Jul. 31 2007 11:35 AM
shani from Williamsburg, Brooklyn

1) neighborhood: Williamsburg, Brooklyn

2) Jackson St btwn Graham and Manhattan

3) 3 SUVs 2 P/Ups and an 18-wheeler

4) 15 cars

Jul. 31 2007 11:32 AM

Neighborhood: Kew Gardens, Queens

SUVS: 11

Total Cars: 34

Location: 82nd Avenue between Queens Boulevard and Kew Gardens Road

Jul. 31 2007 11:31 AM
Tony Meola from West End Avenue between 96th and 97th

There is construction on my block so that there were fewer parked vehicles than normal. There were 15 vehicles, 7 were SUVs.

Jul. 31 2007 11:29 AM
Joe Jahnigen from Ridgewood Queens

Catalpa Ave between Forest and 60th

32 total cars
6 suvs

Most people are at work now,

I will mention that I counted 8 minivans which have also have poor gas millage and are very big.

Jul. 31 2007 11:29 AM
Katy from Park Slope 8th ave. 17th st

3 SUVs
9 cars

Jul. 31 2007 11:28 AM
Madalyn from Locust Valley, NY (Work)

# of cars in parking lot: 18

# of SUV's: 11

Jul. 31 2007 11:28 AM
matt from sunnyside, queens

neighborhood: sunnyside
# of vehicles: 66
# of suvs: 12

i took my count on tuesday at 11 a.m. in sunnyside/lic. i live on 37th st between 48th ave and greenpoint ave. there's a catholic school on the block where parents often park at this time of day to collect their young kids, so i thoroughly expected an suv-heavy count. i was surprised to find that it was so low.

incidentally, the guy next door with the hummer wasn't home today, so, alas, his behemoth didn't figure into my count.

Jul. 31 2007 11:27 AM
Maura from Englewood, NJ

where: 1/3 of my block in Englewood, NJ (it's a really long block)

total: 12 cars

cars: 3
SUVs: 9 including 2 behemoths (Escalade size)

Jul. 31 2007 11:19 AM
Susan from W. Village NYC

Neighborhood: W. Village

Block: Horatio (Hudson - 8th Ave.)

SUVs: 11

Cars: 10

Motorcycles: 4

Bikes: 8

Jul. 31 2007 11:16 AM
Cori from NJ

1) Watchung, NJ. Small Republican-heavy town about 30 miles down Rt 78 from the Holland Tunnel

2) 18-30 Maple St. (our half of an already tiny street)

3) 3 SUVs

4) 8 total cars

Jul. 31 2007 11:12 AM
Scarlatti from Nassau County

Neighborhood : Hewlett, Long Island

Kew Avenue, Between Erick and Quay

19 Houses

24 cars

14 SUV's

welcome to Suburbia

Jul. 31 2007 11:12 AM
margaret from Manhattan

Upper West Side
West End Avenue between 102 and 103rd Streets
7 SUVs
20 cars
1 jeep and 2 wagons in addition to the SUVs

Jul. 31 2007 11:04 AM
Alden from Inwood, Manhattan

Neighborhood: Inwood

Block: Isham Street between Broadway and Cooper

SUVs: 7

Total Cars: 26

Jul. 31 2007 10:59 AM
jeanne sheridan from westchester

This is an affluent suburb but one might expect to find environmental concern among people who do yoga and buy organic foods. Parked outside my yoga studio in Bedford Hills last week I counted 12 cars, of which were 6 SUVs (two huge Acuras). Yesterday, in my local Whole Foods indoor garage, I checked out the first 3 rows, about 40 vehicles, of which 29 were SUVs, mostly huge,truck sized. I once found a Hummer parked next to my compact Honda completely dwarfing it! It seems to be an infectuous disease. Perhaps people believe these vehicles (they can't be considered cars) are safer. Or maybe people with lots of money simply enjoy spending every way they can.

I spend several months each year in France, close to Geneva, Switzerland and have seen an explosion of SUVs with Swiss license plates in the past 5 years. Parking garages designated spaces, designed for normal or compact cars, can hardly contain them. This, despite gas prices which are about three times as high as in the U.S.

Jul. 31 2007 10:55 AM
Tim from Greenpoint

Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Meeker Ave btw N.Henry and Monitor

SUV's: 4
Total Cars: 14

Jul. 31 2007 10:48 AM
John from 2nd avenue btwn 56th and 57th streets (east side of street)

4 cars parked
--1 suv
--2 cars
--1 commercial truck

Jul. 31 2007 10:47 AM
Loretta from White Plains

1) Neighborhood: Westchester County, White Plains
2)Block: Ogden Ave
3)Total Number of cars: 41
4)Number of SUVS: 10
Note: 4 minivans/vans

Jul. 31 2007 10:33 AM
John from Dogwood Court, West Paterson, New Jersey

Total Vehicles on Street: 21 (parked and in open garages).

Total SUVs: 8

Time: Monday noon

Jul. 31 2007 09:01 AM
Ruth E. Ross from Maplewood, NJ 07040

Maplewood is 35 minutes from Penn Station on the Mid-Town Direct and a fairly cosmopolitan community. I live 'in the village'. I counted my block + the short block forming an 'L' with mine and a parking lot accross the street from me accomdating about 40 cars. My Block: 15 cars; 5 SUVs; Maplewood Ave. 'L': 12 cars; 11 SUVs (all parking spaces taken); Parking lot: 38 cars; 10 SUVs. In this area (Essex County) Millburn and Livingston are the 'SUV capitols'. And my solution to the Mayor's city driving problem is - no SUVs and no non-commercial 'trucks'. I drive a beetle & ride my bike. Mmany thanks for this, Brian. I hope that this and maybe other initiatives will take away my rather alarming 'Luddite' fantasies re: SUVs especially those which their owners just love to refer to them as "Trucks" as in,"My Truck!"

Jul. 31 2007 08:55 AM
Tamara Glenny from Park Slope, Brooklyn

9 am, Monday, July 30, 2007

12th St. between Eighth Ave. and Prospect Park West, both sides

52 cars/minivans
12 SUVs
4 motorbikes/scooters
1 van

Jul. 31 2007 08:20 AM
Roger from Chatham, NJ

Neighborhood : Township

Block : Apartment Block

Cars : 17

SUV's : 6

Total Vehicles : 23

Jul. 31 2007 12:50 AM
Estelle from Gravesend E. 23rd St. between Aves S&T

SUVs, vans: 35

sedans: 32


Jul. 30 2007 10:41 PM
Elizabeth Stephens from Harlem, NY


2) W. 120th between St. Nicholas and Adam Clayton Powell

3) 13 SUVs

4) 42 cars

Jul. 30 2007 10:39 PM
Estelle Glasser from Gravesend E. 23rd St. between Aves S&T

35 SUVs

32 sedans

total: 67

Jul. 30 2007 10:35 PM
Pat Gilmour from Jewel Street between Nassau and Norman

Neighborhood: Green Point

Block: Jewel Street between Nassau and Norman

Total vehicles on street: 47

SUV's: 19

Very sad.

Jul. 30 2007 09:34 PM
Eli from Crown Heights

1) Crown Heights

2) Eastern Pkwy b/t Classon & Franklin (only South service road)

3) 12 SUVs

4) 34 cars/mini-vans

5) 1 motorcycle

Jul. 30 2007 08:49 PM
David from Morningside Heights

1) your neighborhood: Morningside Heights

2) your block (street and cross street): 119-120th & Morningside Dr.

3) the number of SUVs parked: 5 SUVs

4) the total number of cars parked: 20 cars parked

Jul. 30 2007 08:33 PM
Kosta and Magda from UWS

107th Street, Bway and Amsterdam

Cars: 48

SUVs: 16

Trucks: 2

Jul. 30 2007 07:37 PM
Marina from Park Slope, Brooklyn

Location: South Slope, Brooklyn

This is in addition to my previous report (sorry—I couldn’t stop counting!). Except for the first group, all are “half” blocks i.e. on one side of the street only (I was taking a walk):

8th Avenue, bet. 11th St. and 12 th St.
(both sides of the avenue)

SUVs: 10
Total vehicles: 15


14th Street, bet. Prospect Park West and 8th Avenue

SUVs: 8
Total vehicles: 35

8th Ave, bet. 13th St. and 14th St.

SUVs: 2
Total vehicles: 9

13th Street, bet. 8th Ave. and 7th Ave.

SUVs: 4
Total vehicles: 35

8th Avenue, bet. 12th and 13th St.

SUVs: 7
Total vehicles: 11

11th St. bet 7th and 8th Aves.

SUVs: 10
Total vehicles: 32

Jul. 30 2007 07:36 PM
Donald Johnson from Bay Ridge

Street: 68 St., between 3rd and 4th Ave.

Total SUVs: 14

Total cars: 56

Jul. 30 2007 07:30 PM
Nicole Moodie from Brooklyn, NY

1. Neighborhood: Canarsie
2. Block: Flatlands Third Street (105 and 108th Streets
3. # of SUV's: 14
4. # of parked cars: 26

Jul. 30 2007 07:27 PM
Marina from Park Slope, Brooklyn

11th Street, between 8th Av and Prospect Park West

SUVs: 19

Total number of cars: 72

Jul. 30 2007 07:12 PM
RRE from Park Slope Brooklyn - Berkeley above 7th

Total: 46
SUV's: 28

Jul. 30 2007 07:03 PM
JA from Great Neck

Pearce Place
Street is one block long, parking only on one side of street. Housing - mostly duplexes with small shared driveways.
On street:
7 SUVs
3 cars
1 truck

In driveways:
9 SUVs
12 cars
2 trucks

I hate the SUVs because they are so out-of-scale for this neighborhood. When they park across the street from the entrance to my driveway, it is hard even to navigate my small car into the driveway, because they take up so much of the street.

Jul. 30 2007 06:51 PM
laurel from morningside heights / upper west side

LOCATION: Morningside Heights, 121st street between Broadway and Amsterdam (street nearly full with parked cars both sides of street)

NUMBER OF CARS (not including SUVs): 31


Day of week/time of day: July 31, Monday 5:40 pm

Note: only the north side of 121st street has residences/apartments (the south side is the back side of Teachers College, i.e. no residents living on that block.)

Jul. 30 2007 06:48 PM
Suzie, Stefan & Alice from Gramercy

in Manhattan:

on 24th St between 1st & 2nd
13 total vehicles
8 SUVs

on 2nd Ave between 24th & 25th St.
13 total vehicles
5 SUVs

on 25th St between 2nd & 3rd
51 total vehicles
17 SUVs

on 25th St between 3rd & Lex
25 total vehicles
5 SUVs

on 25th between Lex & Park
18 total vehicles (mostly delivery vans)
2 SUVs

Jul. 30 2007 06:13 PM
karen from Hudson [Washington] Heights, Ft. Washington Ave between 190th St and Ft. Tryon Park

52 vehicles
33 cars
19 SUVs

Jul. 30 2007 06:05 PM
karen from Hudson [Washington] Heights

On Ft. Washington Ave between 190th and the Ft. Tryon Park [Margaret Corbuin] Traffic circle [190th is last cross street].

52 vehicles

33 cars [including a few station wagons]
19 SUVs

Jul. 30 2007 06:01 PM
Eileen from West 72nd Street between Columbus and CPW

Upper west side

72nd Street, both sides, between Colmbus Ave/CPW
61 cars in all

among which are 30 SUV's

Jul. 30 2007 05:51 PM
Rosanne from Ft Greene, Brooklyn

Ft. Greene, Brooklyn

DeKalb Avenue between So. Oxford St and So. Portland Avenue:

14 vehicles

6 SUVs

Jul. 30 2007 04:58 PM
David & Kathleen Kinne from East 64th bet 1st & 2nd

There were 23 cars; 16 suvs; total cars & suvs = 39.

Jul. 30 2007 04:53 PM
Steve Wing from Milford, Connecticut

Crown Street between Trumbull and East Broadway
Number of Cars: 24

Number of SUVs 13

Total vehicles 37

Jul. 30 2007 04:42 PM

Block: 85 Ave between 117 & 118 Street

Total # of Vehicles: 10

# of SUVs: 3

Note: Only one side of the street had cars due to alternative parking rules.

Jul. 30 2007 03:44 PM
Lauren from Manhattan

Upper West Side

93rd Street between West End and Riverside

12 SUVs

43 cars total

Jul. 30 2007 02:26 PM
chris f from Upper West Side

West 116th Street between RSD and BDWAY

No of vehicles:33

No of SUVs: 15

No of Delivery trucks: 1 (sells fruit all day)

No of Motorcycles: 1

Jul. 30 2007 02:05 PM
CO from Hoboken, NJ

1. Hoboken, NJ
2. Hudson Street between 13th and 14th
3. Total cars: 18
4. SUVs: 6
5. This being Hoboken, 5 cars were parked illegally (4 of which happened to be SUVs).

Jul. 30 2007 02:02 PM
Jennifier Stewart from Astoria

Block: 29th Street between 34th Avenue and Broadway

57 total cars. 10 of those were SUVs

(I did not count pick-up trucks or mini-vans. There were about 4 of those.)

Jul. 30 2007 01:58 PM
Mark Victor Smith from Astoria, Queens

Location: Astoria, Queens

Block: 31 Ave between 29th and 30th Streets

Cars: 13

SUV: 1 (plus 2 large "mini" vans...)

Jul. 30 2007 01:35 PM
Jack Kahrs from Denville, NJ

Broadway (1 block long, diagonal parking, main shopping street in town)

20 SUV's (including a few pickups from which SUV's are derived)

57 total cars

Jul. 30 2007 01:28 PM
Jack Kahrs from Denville, NJ

2.Broadway (primary shopping street in town)

3. 20 SUV's (a few pickup trucks included since they are closer to SUV's)

4. Total number, 57

Jul. 30 2007 01:20 PM
Amy from Brooklyn - Red Hook

Red Hook, Brooklyn
Columbia St between Summit and Woodhull
3 SUV's
14 total cars

Jul. 30 2007 01:12 PM
John from Queens, NY 11385

1. Block 62nd st. between cooper ave and 80th ave

2. Sat. morning July 28.

3. Total vehicles - 31

4. Number of SUVs - 11

Jul. 30 2007 12:59 PM
Chris from West 101st St. between West End Ave & RSD

42 Cars Total (includes 1 double-parked contractor's van and 1 double-parked car)


Jul. 30 2007 12:23 PM
Russ from South Westbury, NY

Neighborhood: South Westbury, NY
Block: Bromton Drive, between Stratford and Roxbury

Total # SUV's: 7

Total # cars: 15

Jul. 30 2007 12:15 PM
DEW from Norwood--The Bronx

Neighborhood: Norwood, The Bronx

Block: Rochambeau Ave. b/w 206th & Bainbridge

32 cars
7 vans
11 SUVs

Total vehicles: 50

Jul. 30 2007 12:06 PM
David Cooper from Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

1) Prospect Ave btw Terrace Pl and the Seeley St bridge.

2) One SUV.

3) 11 vehicles total.

4) Two minivans, one station wagon; the rest are either sedans or coupes.

Jul. 30 2007 12:03 PM
Morton D. Rich from Blairstown, NJ

On my rural, dead end road 4 miles outside of town, there are 10 suvs out of a total of 54 vehicles. There are also 18 cars, 2 minivans, & 24 pickup trucks.

Jul. 30 2007 12:00 PM
Adam Schwartz from State St. Brooklyn between Nevins and Third Ave.

9 SUV's
43 Vehicles total on block.

Jul. 30 2007 11:51 AM
Adam Schwartz from State St. Brooklyn11217

43 on the block
9 SUV's

Jul. 30 2007 11:50 AM
burtnor from W. 89 St (Broadway-West End Ave)

Neighborhood: upper west side of Manhattan.

Since you announced this monitoring, I have begun to count now and then at different times of the day and week. I have been surprised that regardless of the time, consistently more than half of vehicles are SUVs.

On Sat, July 28:
Total vehicles: 27
Total SUVs: 14

Mon, July 30 (alternate side parking limits parking to one side, plus those double parked):
Total vehicles: 17
Total SUVs: 10

Jul. 30 2007 11:36 AM
Twana from Montclair, NJ

Neighborhood: Montclair, NJ
Block: Squire Hill Road
SUV: 5
Total # of cars: 21

Jul. 30 2007 11:35 AM
belle from syosset ny

there are 13 cars in total of which 6 are suvs
there are also a couple of large vehicles as in trucks. (dodge something or other.)

Jul. 30 2007 11:31 AM
Ravi from W115 Street between Broadway and R.side drive

Cars 27
SUV 17 (about 40%)
Total 44

Time: 8:30 AM

Jul. 30 2007 11:19 AM
Kamila from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Exact location: 93rd Street between Third Avenue and Marine Avenue

102 total vehicles
42 SUVs

Jul. 30 2007 11:15 AM
Jeremy from Manhattan

Neighborhood : Greenwich Village West

Block: Perry St. between W4th St. & 7th Ave.

# SUV's 5

# Vehicles 19

Jul. 30 2007 11:03 AM
Susan from New Canaan, CT

CT suburb, not NY but maybe of interest

15 houses on street

total vehicles: 33

# SUVs: 11

#Prius: 4!

Jul. 30 2007 10:55 AM
paul from Manhattan

82nd between 2nd and 3rd aves

51 vehicles
19 svus
3 trucks
1 motorino

Jul. 30 2007 10:53 AM
Joseph M. Denaro from 82nd St. between York & East End

Presently, there are approx. 64 vehicles on my block, 16 of which are either SUVs or pick-ups.
Four of the SUVs are of the "gargantuan" variety: ie. Escalade, etc.
HOWEVER, I do see an ever increasing number of sub compact as Mini Coopers and the like......

Jul. 30 2007 10:51 AM
Sharish Zhemanaheaid from Queens

63d Rd Queens Plaza

89 SUV's 42 cars

Jul. 30 2007 10:48 AM
Howard from Park Slope, Brooklyn

Neighborhood: Park Slope, Brooklyn

Street: 8th Street between 7th Ave & 8th Ave

SUVs: 14

Total Cars: 65

Jul. 30 2007 10:42 AM
lamount from bayside queens NY

14 this morning

21 over the weekend

Jul. 30 2007 10:39 AM
Linda from Brooklyn Heights, NY

In Poplar Street parking lot:

total number of cars: 20
SUB's: 13

Jul. 30 2007 10:39 AM
Jessica from Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Block: Dean street between Underhill and Washington Avenue.

SUVs: 6

Cars: 6

mini van:1

total: 13

Jul. 30 2007 10:38 AM
justine from Sunset Park, Bklyn

Neighborhood: Sunset Park

Street: 53rd btwn 6th and 7th aves

As of 10 AM Monday:
Total # of cars: 59
Total # of SUVs: 16

Jul. 30 2007 10:37 AM
Heather from Hoboken, NJ

Hoboken, NJ

Adams Street bet 7th and 8th

16 total cars

7 SUV's

Most we smaller SUV's like CRV's or RAV 4's. Only 1 was a BMW X5.

Jul. 30 2007 10:35 AM
FSCond from Manalapan, NJ

Justin Corporate Center Parking Lot building 198

114 total vehicles

38 suvs

Jul. 30 2007 10:35 AM
melly from Queens

1) Neighborhood: Elmhurst, Queens

2) Block: 57th Road and Van Horn

3) Number of SUVs: 12

4) Total number of cars: 14

Jul. 30 2007 10:33 AM
ray from Nautical Terrace, Lake Hopatcong NJ

12 suv's and trucks, 10 passenger cars

Jul. 30 2007 10:33 AM
P from Prospect Park South, Brooklyn

1. Prospect Park South

2. Stratford Rd. between Chuch and Caton Aves., Brooklyn

3. 15 SUVs

4. 56 Total vehicles.

Jul. 30 2007 10:32 AM
Jeremy from Washington Heights

Neighborhood: Washington Heights

Block: 181st St and Cabrini Blvd.

SUV: 10

Total # of cars: 47

Jul. 30 2007 10:15 AM
Sally from Washington Heights

Ft. Washington Ave from 190th to Mary Corbin Circle.

SUVS and minivans: 18
cars: 40.

You can look at the SUV invasion two ways: their impact on the environment and the city’s infrastructure, or on the parking situation.

Everyone knows that SUV’s are gas-guzzlers, but do they realize that because of their extra weight they tear up the city’s streets and highways at a faster rate than lighter cars?

From the point of view of parking, it’s more complicated. Over the years many SUV’s have become more compact so that now some of them are shorter than the tradtional family sedan or station wagon. It’s a little harder for me to hate them than my neighbor’s big old station wagon that seems as long as a bus and probably gets 15 mpg.

Jul. 30 2007 10:10 AM
Rob Simmel from 17th St. b/w Irving and 3rd

Total cars: 33
SUVs (and mini-vans): 11

I was surprised to see a full third of cars on my block were SUVs -- and several BIG one's. They guzzle gas and are hard to find parking spaces for ... I don't get it.

Jul. 30 2007 10:09 AM
Kathryn from Prospect Heights Brooklyn

Neighborhood: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Block: St. Johns Pl. Between Plaza St. E. and Underhill Ave.

Number of Cars: 40

Number of SUVs: 13

Jul. 30 2007 10:04 AM
Noah Osnos from 17th Street between Irving & Park (Union Square)

14 total vehicles
6 SUVs
6 Cars
2 Commercial vans

50% of the block is no parking due to sidewalk construction.

Jul. 30 2007 09:56 AM
Gwen from Harlem

Neighborhood: Harlem

Block: 130th between Madison & Park

30 vehicles, 7 SUVs

Jul. 30 2007 09:50 AM
daniel from Park Slope

1. Park Slope

2. 11th Street, btwn 8th & 7th Avenues

3. 19 SUV's

4. 66 Cars total

Jul. 30 2007 09:49 AM
Chris Lindsay-Abaire from Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

Block: Pacific Street between 4th Ave/Flatbush

Total vehicles:32 (total includes 1 Prius)


Also spotted a parked Vespa.

Jul. 30 2007 09:48 AM
Tulis from W 142 btw Broadway and Riverside

7:45 AM Monday morning

43 vehicles
16 SUVs

Whatever happened to the "I'm Changing the Climate. Ask Me How" bumper stickers that you could download?

Jul. 30 2007 09:40 AM
Harlan (again) from Morningside Heights (my new apartment)

1) Morningside Heights

2) Columbus ave. between 106th and 107th

3) Suvs: 3

4) vehicles: 4

Jul. 30 2007 09:40 AM
Tania from Kensington, Bklyn

East 8th Street b/w Church Ave. and Beverly Rd.

Total Vehicles : 63
Cars : 39
SUVs (includes minivans) : 24

Jul. 30 2007 08:39 AM
Tania from Kensington, Bklyn

Total Vehicles : 63

Jul. 30 2007 08:38 AM
Ken from Staten Island, NY

Neighborhood: St. George

Block: Beechwood between Crescent and [dead end]

Total # vehicles: 30
Total # SUVs: 16

Jul. 30 2007 08:30 AM
Laura from Jackson Heights, Queens

1) Neighborhood: Jackson Heights, Queens

2) Block: 34th Avenue, Between 88 / 89 Streets

3) Number of SUVs: 4

4) Number of cars: 15

Jul. 30 2007 08:09 AM
Carol Diamond from Midwood, Brooklyn: Bedford Avenue between Kings Highway and Avenue O

22 total cars parked. 10 SUV's

Jul. 30 2007 07:28 AM
Celena from Brooklyn, NY

Neighborhood: Prospect Heights

Block: Park Place, between Underhill Ave. and Washington Ave.

Cars: 68

SUVs: 16

Vans (full size): 9

Jul. 30 2007 07:11 AM
Victoria from Tompkinsville, Staten Island

Oxford Pl between Cebra & Woodstock. 7/29 8:00 pm
22 SUVs 64 total excl vans and pickups

Jul. 30 2007 12:06 AM
Victoria from Tompkinsville, Staten Island

Oxford Pl. between Cebra Ave and Woodstock Ave at about 8:00 PM 7/29.

22 SUVs 64 total excluding vans & trucks

Jul. 29 2007 11:55 PM
Richard from Manhattan - Murray Hill

31st St between Lexington & Park Aves, Manhattan

The number of SUVs parked: 7

The number of cars parked: 31

Total number of vehicles parked: 38

Jul. 29 2007 10:25 PM
fred d. b. from Windsor Terrace / Kensington

Mc Donald Ave between Greenwood Ave and Fort Hamilton Parkway.

35 cars

14 SUV's

49 vechicles total

Jul. 29 2007 10:16 PM
Patrick Dolan from Florham Park, NJ

This is the epitome of suburbia, 25 miles due west of midtown.

On my block I found 55 vehicles, 12 of which were SUVs (and lots of cross-overs, minivans, and pick-ups).

Jul. 29 2007 10:06 PM
Jim from North Bergen, NJ

North Bergen, NJ

1st Avenue between 76th and 74th Streets

17 SUVs

46 vehicles total

Jul. 29 2007 09:49 PM

South Brooklyn

Summit St. b/w Hicks and Columbia

9 SUVs
2 pickups
2 mini-vans
12 cars

So, 9 out of 25 vehicles are SUVs.

13 out of 25 are "light trucks."

Jul. 29 2007 09:15 PM
Ron from Somerset. NJ

Townhouse complex
large parking lot

37 total vehicles
10 total SUV

Jul. 29 2007 09:08 PM
JVD from Burns street between Puritan and Overlook, Forest Hills, Queens

51 Total Vehicles
7 SUVs

Jul. 29 2007 08:37 PM
Loretta from Brooklyn, NY

Neighborhood: Dyker Heights

Block: 82nd Street between 10th & 11th Ave.

SUV: 12

Total # of cars: 39

Jul. 29 2007 08:37 PM
Dolores Lucas from new milford, NJ

Total vehicles on street: 36

SUV's: 5

Jul. 29 2007 07:25 PM
McKenna Morrigan from Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Neighborhood: Sunset Park
Block: 55th St between 5th and 6th Ave
SUVs: 14
Total # of cars: 63

Jul. 29 2007 06:16 PM
Griffin from Park Slope Brooklyn

Our block is Garfield between 5th and 6th. We took (my mom and I) the count at 4:00 on Sunday afternoon when the block was not full -- there were lots of open spots.

Total Vehicles on Street: 60

Number of SUVs: 12

Number of Moving Vans: 1

Number of Cars: 47

Jul. 29 2007 04:48 PM
Herbert Peress from Upper East Side- Manhattan

12 suvs out of 20 total - no vacant spots

Jul. 29 2007 04:06 PM
Lenore Beaky from Upper West Side, NYC

My neighborhood is the Upper West Side in NYC. The specific block is West 87th Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive, north and south sides of the street. I took my count on Sunday morning at about 11:00.

Some vehicles were borderline but I did my best.


Lenore Beaky

Jul. 29 2007 04:05 PM
william from Grand Street Between Columbia and East Broadway

12 cars total
4 SUV's

Sunday afternoon

Jul. 29 2007 03:45 PM
Lydia Green & Rachel Green from Park Slope

Neighborhood: Park Slope

Street: Garfield Place, between 5th Avenue & 6th Avenue

58 vehicles total

23 SUVs

Jul. 29 2007 03:26 PM

Neighborhood: Park Slope

Block: Sterling Pl between 6th and 7th Aves

Total vehicles: 54

Of which: 36 cars, 13 SUVs, 5 vans/minivans

As of: Sunday 2:30 PM July 29

Jul. 29 2007 02:37 PM
apartment 6C from Jackson Heights, Queens

1) your neighborhood - Jackson Heights, Queens
2) your block- 35th ave btwn 82nd and 83rd streets

3) the number of SUVs parked - 2

4) the total number of cars parked - 18

Count taken 10:30am on sunday july 29

Jul. 29 2007 10:28 AM
Jeanette from Brooklyn

1) your neighborhood - Midwood, Brooklyn

2) your block East 27th St. btw. M and N

3) the number of SUVs parked - 5

4) the total number of cars parked - 22

Count taken 6:30pm on Thursday, July 26

Jul. 28 2007 09:12 PM
April Panzer from St George , Staten Island

1) Neighborhood: St George , S.I.N.Y

2)Daniel Low Terrace

3)SUV's: 7

4)Cars: 30

Jul. 28 2007 08:57 PM
Jerome from Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

1) neighborhood: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn;
2) block: (St. Marks Ave., between Carlton Ave. and Vanderbilt Ave.;
3) the number of SUVs parked: 21;
4) the total number of cars parked: 72

Count was taken Saturday, July 28, c. 9:45 am.

Jul. 28 2007 08:51 PM
Steve Hamacher from Baldwin, L.I.

Baldwin, L.I.
Rockville Drive (bet. Emerson & Irving)

cars 11

Jul. 28 2007 03:50 PM
Abass A. Adamu from Bronx, New York

Time: 13:00pm, Saturday

Neighborhood: Baychester, Bronx

Street: Ely Ave. Bet. Givan Ave & Wickham Ave.

Cars: 28
SUV's: 14

Total Vehicles: 42

Jul. 28 2007 01:39 PM
H. and N. Heffernan from Sunnyside

Neighborhood: Sunnyside, Queens

Street: 39th Street btwn 47th and 48th Avenue

Time and Day: Noon, Saturday

Total Vehicles: 43

Jul. 28 2007 12:25 PM
Hilary Kitasei from Battery Park City

5 of 14 cars parked in front of two of BPC's new luxury green buildings are SUV's (Sat. am.)

(exact address: North Cove between Murray and Warren Streets)

Will check the garage of the Solaire (the first green residential highrise) on Sunday night when residents return...

Jul. 28 2007 11:14 AM
Chris from Manhattan

Neighborhood (or what's left of it): East Village

Street: East 13th Street between 1st and A

Total SUVs: 16

Total Vehicles: 52

Solution: $3/gal gasoline tax (proceeds used to build a really good public transport system)

Jul. 28 2007 11:00 AM
atkira from UES

1. Manh
2. E 94 St btw Lex & Park
3. 29 motor vehicles
4. 14 of 29 were SUVs

Date/time: 7/28/07 8:30pm

Jul. 28 2007 10:30 AM
hjs from nyc

7/28/2007 10.17

williamsburg (hi emily)
skillman ave btn lorimer and leonard st

5 suvs
35 total cars

Jul. 28 2007 10:23 AM
Francyne Pelchar from Pelham Bay Park

1. neighbourhood.....Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

2. Schuyler Pl and Arnow Street

3. Saturday, 8 AM

4. 31 cars, 8 SUVs, 1 Pick-up truck

Jul. 28 2007 08:14 AM
H.Syd Schwartz from Stuyvesant Town

July 27,2007 appx.2 P.M.
East 16th Street Between Ave C and FDR Drive
28 total, 15 Suvs.

Jul. 28 2007 05:44 AM
Ozzie Alfonso from Upper West side

Block: W 102nd between West End and Riverside

Time of counting: Friday evening - 11:45PM

Total # of vehicles: 30
Total # of SUVs: 7
Misc: 5 station wagons
Other: 1 van

Jul. 28 2007 01:03 AM
fannie agri from Gravesend Brooklyn

Block: West 10th. Street between Kingshighway
and Highlawn
Total number of vehicles: 85
SUV: 9
Vans: 13
Other large truck type vehicles: 14

Jul. 27 2007 11:07 PM
kelly smith

East 96th Street, 7 cars 3 SUVs. Could only see part of block.

Jul. 27 2007 11:05 PM
Peter from Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill Brooklyn

Baltic Street (Clinton/Henry)

8 SUVs

44 parked cars total.

(As an aside, we also noticed a lot of Subaru station-wagons on our least 5 or 6)

Jul. 27 2007 09:59 PM
Bill Maiman from 73rd Avenue in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens

73rd Avenue between Kissena Blvd and 153rd Street in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens.
Counted on Thursday evening at 2300h. (11PM)
SUV - 8
Mini-Van - 3
Cars - 22
No illegally aprked cars
Some SUVs had out of state plates - (( as others haave indicated - -insurance fraud ))
**Please announce the results of this survey via website, as some of us do not have ability to listen faithfully every day - -but we enjoy the show - -MANY THANKS!!

Jul. 27 2007 09:28 PM
Jay Blackman from East Meadow, NY

Block: Gary St. between Linda and Garden
Number of SUV's: 4
Total number of cars: 18
(SUV's includes 2 minivans - 1 of them, I'm ashamed to say, is mine. Next car will be a Prius.)

Jul. 27 2007 09:00 PM
Lind@ from Seventh Street Plainfield NJ

This is a large Historic Victorian block with a few large and small homes.

Total number of autos = 15
Total number of suv type = 6

More thoughtful neighbors than I thought! before I counted.

Thank you

suv type includes 2 Vans and 2 Jeeps

Jul. 27 2007 08:14 PM
Sylvain from Upper West Side 96th street

1) Upper West Side 96th street

2) 96th Street between West End and Riverside

3) 6 SUVs

4) 25 total vehicles

Jul. 27 2007 07:52 PM
Denise and Gus from Piermont, NY (Lower Hudson Valley/Rockland County)

Franklin Street in Piermont.
We counted 21 cars, 4 are SUVs and 3 are Subaru Foresters (SUVs?)

Jul. 27 2007 07:14 PM
Joel from East Village

3 blocks surveyed

E 11th St bet 3rd/4th Aves: 17 cars, 10 SUV's

E 9th St bet 2nd/3rd Aves: 2 cars, 8 SUV's

E 7th St bet 1st/2nd Aves: 33 cars, 15 SUV's

I probably counted some Minivans as SUV's.

Jul. 27 2007 07:00 PM
Jan from Manhattan 10024

on 82 St. between Broadway & West End:
22 cars total; 7 SUVs

Jul. 27 2007 05:57 PM
Carl R. Hoetzl from Bayonne, NJ 07002-4302

1) Bergen Point
2) Cottage St. between Hobart Ave. & 5th St.
3) 4 SUV's
4) 18 Vehicles

Jul. 27 2007 05:32 PM
Lois from Deerfield Rd., Port Washington

36 cars total- 10 SUVs

Jul. 27 2007 04:01 PM
Jacqueline from Jersey City, Paulus Hook

Neighborhood, Jersey City, Paulus Hook

Streets: Sussex St. between Washington and Warren

SUVs: 8

total vehicles: 22

available parking for people who live here: 0!

Jul. 27 2007 03:56 PM
Carey from Spanish Harlem, Manhattan

1. 103rd, between Lexington and Park Ave.

2. 36 automobiles total

3. 8 SUV's

Jul. 27 2007 03:09 PM
Donald Carlo from 1905 Silver Court Hamilton NJ near Trenton

6 suv's
1 truck
25 non suv cars

Jul. 27 2007 02:36 PM
Harlan from Astoria, Queens

Neighborhood: Astoria, Queens
Location: 32nd St., between 23rd Rd and 24th Ave.
Total vehicles: 24
# SUVs: 5 (including 1 old-school jeep)
# minivans: 3

This survey is just asking for a Google Maps mashup...

Jul. 27 2007 02:08 PM
chris c from brooklyn

Neighborhood: Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

Street: Bergen St., btwn Hoyt and Smith

Total vehicles: 59

SUV's: 16

Also, 4 pick-up trucks (3 not commercial)

Jul. 27 2007 01:49 PM
Rena from Glendale, Queens

71st Street, dead end block north of Central Ave.
21 cars all but two are compact cars.
15 SUVs
1 very large 4 door pickup truck.
No empty parking spaces at 9 AM.

Jul. 27 2007 01:45 PM
Mo from Scarsdale, NY

1) Scarsdale High School parking lot, Scarsdale, NY

2) 98 SUV

3) 162 total vehicles

4) Only 3 SUVs in the teachers' parking area.

Jul. 27 2007 01:13 PM
Bo from Brooklyn - Prospect Heights

oops...forgot...St Johns Street on the block beteween Classon and Franklin.

One other interesting note: on Lincoln Place, around the corner, between Classon and Washington Avenue, there is a Hummer that has a reserved parking place that is marked off with orange parking cones whenever it is not "at home."

Jul. 27 2007 12:46 PM
craig from brooklyn, leffert's garden

i counted 22 SUVs and 83 cars (for a grand total of 105 vehicles) on my block, midwood street between flatbush and bedford avenues, thursday night, approximately 9:45 p.m. in case in matters, the address on that block go from 10 to 98.

Jul. 27 2007 12:46 PM
Bo from Brooklyn - Prospect Heights

the block between Classon and Franklin: 47 vehicles, 7 SUVs; 5 minivans.

Jul. 27 2007 12:44 PM
Peter from Astoria

1) Neighborhood: Astoria

2) Block: 29th St. between Newtown Ave and 30th Ave

3) SUVs: 5

4) Total cars: 33

Jul. 27 2007 12:31 PM
Aaron from Brooklyn Heights

1) neighorhood: Brooklyn Heights

2) Block: Columbia Heights, between Clark St. and Pierrepont St.

3) SUVs: 5

4) Non-SUVs: 30

Jul. 27 2007 12:20 PM
Aaron from Brooklyn, NY

1) Neighborhood: Boerum Hill

2) Block: Wyckoff Street (x Court / Smith)

3) SUVs: 17

4) Total cars: 72

Jul. 27 2007 11:55 AM
jane from Town of Poughkeepsie

15 house block in development: @6-8 SUV's, rest are sedans + one pick=-up truck; one house occ has a taxi pick-up; most houses have 2-3 cars. difficult to actually count cars in suburb (garages, visitors,etc.)

Jul. 27 2007 10:33 AM
David Harrington from Harlem: 125th Street btwn Broadway & 12th Ave

Total automobiles: 52
SUVs: 21
(Plus a number of vans and trucks; this is the industrial/warehouse/housing projects area that Columbia is expanding into.)

Jul. 27 2007 10:33 AM
MLH from Chelsea, NYC

Are we counting SUV's/Crossovers/Mini vans with New York plates only? Most SUV's 'invade' the city from Long Island and Jersey, I propose a count after dark. Then you'll see the real deal.

Jul. 27 2007 10:31 AM
hjs from NYC

dear mms
call 311 about abandoned cars. i did it and it was gone within a few days

Jul. 27 2007 10:29 AM
Caroline from East Village

Neighborhood: East Village
Street: Avenue C between 9th and 10th
Total Cars: 16
Suv's: 5

Jul. 27 2007 10:28 AM
M.M.S. from Greenpoint

Neighborhood: Greenpoint

Street: Eckford Street between Driggs and Engert

Number of cars total: 15 (including three cars that appear to be completely dead: busted windows, haven't moved in weeks)

Number of SUVs: 4

Jul. 27 2007 10:20 AM
Chris from Park Slope, Brooklyn

I went out to count this morning but quickly found it difficult to define exactly what you mean by "SUV". Do you want us to include mini-vans? What about the smaller "crossover" vehicles such as the newer Subaru wagons and BMW "SUVs". What about jeeps? I saw all of these in my count.

I supposed you were aiming to make a comment about fuel mileage and therefore want us to include all of the vehicle types mentioned above.

On the other hand, my own definition of an "SUV" is any vehicle (not including trucks) I can't see over when it is in front of me in traffic.

What are you looking for?

Thank you.


Jul. 27 2007 10:18 AM
hjs from NYC

i'll have to check when i get home.

what about a special mention for hummers.

also in my part of williamsburg I've noticed a lot of out of state plates. I think insurance fraud is the reason.

Jul. 27 2007 10:15 AM
Emily from Brooklyn

1. Williamsburg, Brooklyn

2. between Lorimer and Leonard streets on Metropolitan Ave.

3. 9 SUV's

4. 16 non-commercial vehicles total. (The rest were delivery vans, massive pick-up trucks, and some sort of large truck being used to re-tar the roof of section 8 housing)

Jul. 27 2007 09:34 AM
Jenn Ball from Riverside btwn Tiemann and 125th St.

22 vehicles of which 7 were SUV's. FYI There were 4 mini-vans - which also generally have horrible gas mileage and 2 passenger trucks (not associated with a business) in the group.

Jul. 27 2007 09:14 AM
Jeffrey R. Broido from Morristown, NJ

1) Morristown, New Jersey
2) Mills Street between Sherman & Tuxedo
3) 4 SUVs
4) 11 vehicles total (including 7 cars and the 4 SUVs)

Jul. 27 2007 07:15 AM
gw from Brooklyn

Neighborhood: Carroll Gardens Brooklyn
Block: Carroll St btwn Court and Clinton
SUVs: 25
Total: 55

Jul. 27 2007 12:11 AM
Mimi Stern-Wolfe from Manhattan 12th street 1st & 2nd Avenues

cars: 60
SUV: 22!

Jul. 26 2007 11:40 PM
Mimi Stern-Wolfe from Manhattan 12th street 1st & 2nd Avenues

Total # of cars parked on both sides----- 60

Total # of SUV's

Jul. 26 2007 11:29 PM
DebK from Flatbush

Neighborhood: Ditmas Park (Flatbush)
block: Marlborough Rd between Cortelyou and Beverley
SUV's: 20
total cars: 69

Jul. 26 2007 08:43 PM
dalton from Carroll Gardens

1) Neighborhood: Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
2) Block: Hoyt between 1st and 2nd Street
3) Total vehicles: 7
4) SUVs: 2
5) Minivans: 1
6: Total cars: 7

Jul. 26 2007 08:06 PM
Michael James from Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

1) Neighborhood: Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

2) Block: Saint James Place (between Greene St and Gates Ave)

3) Total Vehicles: 69

4) SUVs: 23

5) Mini-Vans: 2

6) Cars: 44

That's over a 1:2 ratio of SUVs:Cars. Damn. Also note, this is a good-sized block.

Jul. 26 2007 07:26 PM
Laura from west village

West Village, 7/26, 6:15 pm

Jane Street (between Hudson and Greenwich Streets)

4 SUVs

10 cars total (2 minivans included)

You can only park on one side of my strett.

Jul. 26 2007 06:40 PM
L Graham from W. 13th Street, Between Sixth and Seventh Avenues

1) Neighborhood: West Village

2) Block: W. 13th between Sixth and Seventh (Thurs, July 26 around 5:30 pm)

3) Cars: 47

4) SUVs: 20!

5) Minivans and Vans: 5

6) other: 3 (2 motorcycles and a pink Vespa)

total vehicles - 75

Jul. 26 2007 05:46 PM
Kerry from Cobble Hill

1) Neighborhood: Cobble Hill

2) Block: Clinton Street, btwn Amity & Pacific

3) Total Cars: 20

4) SUVs: 6

5) Mini-Vans: 3

6) Cars: 11

Jul. 26 2007 05:21 PM
Allison from Jackson Heights

1. Jackson Heights

2. 35th Avenue between 84th and 85th streets

3. 7 SUVs

4. 15 total vehicles

Jul. 26 2007 05:16 PM
patrick benard from e14th st between A - B Manhattan

30 cars
22 SUV (vans)

Street is in repairs, number would be higher normally (sadly)

Jul. 26 2007 04:42 PM
Anne from NYC area

I haven't been able to get out all day, but I live on the UWS very near the Natural History Museum. It is appalling to see the number of SUVs parked on our block (a long crosstown block) on the weekend -- frequently all but 2 or 3 vehicles are SUVs.

Jul. 26 2007 04:31 PM
Will from Park Slope

1) Park Slope
2) 2nd Street between 7th and 8th Aves
3) 13 SUVs
4) 32 total vehicles

Jul. 26 2007 03:46 PM
Ellen from Washington Heights (below Bridge)

SUVs: 11
MiniVans: 3
Cars: 6

Number of SUVs that cut me off or were parked in the bike lane within 2 blocks of my house: 2
(thats below normal today)

Jul. 26 2007 03:39 PM
Chris from Terre Haute, IN

I live in Jersey City but I'm doing a job in Terre Haute, Indiana. Out here in middle America there are lots of SUVs plus pickup trucks, but not really city blocks. I walked the parking lot at work and in one row of vehicles:

8 SUVs
9 Pick-ups
35 total vehicles

Jul. 26 2007 03:32 PM
Bob Mikki from Forest Hills

Forest Hills 108 street and 66th ave

40 cars total , and 22 suvs

Jul. 26 2007 02:49 PM
E. Taussig from Hollis Hills, Queens

Neighborhood: Hollis Hills
Block: 211St. bet Union Tpke. and 82 Ave.
33 cars, 10 SUVs

Jul. 26 2007 02:37 PM
Ed H. from Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights, Court St. between Schermerhorn and State St.

6 cars parked (at meters only, and there are a few No Parking signs)
..but I'll usually see at least 4 SUVs parked or idling on the street waiting to pick up friends and relatives coming out of the multiplex on Court St. Usually pretty obnoxiously large SUVs with the tricked-out rims.

Jul. 26 2007 02:15 PM
boddington valentine from chelsea

Neighborhood: Chelsea
Block: 15 st bet 7-8 aves
37 suvs, 2 pickup trucks, 49 cars - 88 total vehicles

Jul. 26 2007 01:57 PM
Richard from Summit NJ

How far does "New York" extend? If I make a count in my neighborhood, 30 miles west of Manhattan, I may find it difficult to find a non-SUV outside of my own driveway.

--BL Show responds:
As mentioned above, we are saying "the New York area," so that really includes anyone in our broadcast listening area. Online listeners can post their count, but we may not include it in the final tally. Thanks for taking part!

Jul. 26 2007 01:37 PM
Aaron from Park Slope, Brooklyn, Union St. bet. 4th and 5th

Hood: Park Slope, Brooklyn

Block: Union St. bet. 4th and 5th

SUV's: 11

Total cars (not including SUV's): 44

Mini-vans, vans, motorcycles, scooters, and miscellaneous motor vehicles: 5

Jul. 26 2007 01:33 PM
Nelson Cheung from Fresh Meadows, Queens

There are 5 SUV's parked on my block with six more passing my house as counted on my block.

So I saw a total of 11 in approx. 1 min of time.

And there are more passing my street by the sec.

Nice to see the American public so concerned about the impact of the environment. By the way, the six that passed by no kids, one adult.

Jul. 26 2007 12:40 PM
Michael from Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

Location: Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

Street: Wyckoff Street, between Smith and Hoyt

Total vehicles on the block: 60

Total SUV's on the block: 31

This block also contains four entrances to parking garages/lots and two fire hydrants.

Jul. 26 2007 12:40 PM
Howard from New City

1- Rockland County (30 miles north of NYC)

2- NYC commuter lot Rt 45(Spring Valley, NY)

3- 87 cars

4- 19 SUV's including 3 small pickups

Jul. 26 2007 12:22 PM
Jim N from Greenpoint, BK

Greenpoint, Newton Street:

10 cars total
2 SUVs
1 mini-van

Jul. 26 2007 12:21 PM
Edward from Hohoken

River Street in front of Stevens Institute betweem 5th and 6th street.
22 total cars of all kind
7 SUVs

Jul. 26 2007 11:52 AM
sam from brooklyn

Park Slope, Brooklyn

St. John's Pl., b/w 7th Ave. and 8th Ave

total cars: 66

SUVs: 16

mini-vans/pick-ups/other trucks: 13

Jul. 26 2007 11:43 AM
Gregory from Greenpoint

Dupont St. (between McGuinness and Manhattan)
30 vehicles total
7 SUVs

Jul. 26 2007 11:23 AM
Emily Bauman from Brooklyn

Neighborhood: Sunset Park in Brooklyn

Block: 40th St. between 6th and 7th Avenues

SUV's: 8

Total vehicles: 67

Comment: Lots of minivans and pickups. My neighborhood not wealthy enough for SUV's?

Jul. 26 2007 11:15 AM
Jeanette from Upper West Side

1)Upper West Side

2) 85th Street between West End and Riverside

3) 22 SUVs

4) 63 cars, 1 moving truck and 1 postal truck

Heard this request while playing the alternate side of the street parking game

Jul. 26 2007 11:08 AM
Dockery from Boerum Hill, bklyn

Does block mean 1) both sides of the street in front of the door to my building and nothing more, 2) just my side of the street on the square block on which I live or 3) both sides of the street on the square block on which I live?

--The BL Show response:
The answer is 1) both sides of the street in front of the door to your house or building and nothing more. Thanks for the opportunity to clarify.

Jul. 26 2007 10:44 AM
seth rader from East Harlem

1) East Harlem
2) Lexington Ave between 106th and 107th
3) # of suv's 7
4) total # of vehicles 20

Jul. 26 2007 10:43 AM
Darren from Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Neighborhood: Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Block: Sterling Street b/w Washington Ave and Bedford Ave

SUVs: 19 (34%)

Cars: 37 (66%)

Total: 56

Jul. 26 2007 10:42 AM
netania from Hoboken

Not sure if you only want NYC but here you go:

1) "Neighborhood" - Hoboken
2) Block - Willow Avenue between 9th and 10th
3) 13 SUVs
4) 33 cars total

--BL Show Response:
Yes, we are asking about the "New York City area," so that includes Hoboken, and Westchester, Long Island and Connecticut, for that matter. Thanks!

Jul. 26 2007 10:42 AM
Meg from Stamford, CT

Neighborhood: Stamford, CT
TOTAL number of vehicles: 24
number of cars: 11
number of SUVs: 13

Number of homes on street: 11

Jul. 26 2007 10:39 AM
Harlan from Inwood! (manhattan)

1) Neighborhood: Inwood

2) Block: 217th street between Park Terrace East and Park Terrace West

3) Number of SUVs: 3

4) Total number of cars: 15

Jul. 26 2007 10:38 AM
Michael from greenpoint

1) neighborhood: Greenpoint
2) Block: Milton Street at Franklin
3) 4 SUVs
4) 16 cars total

Jul. 26 2007 10:31 AM
Brian from Flatbush

1) neighborhood: Flatbush

2) Ocean Avenue 4 blocks between Parkside and Church Ave; one side of the street.

3) 25 SUVs

4) 32 cars

Jul. 26 2007 09:45 AM
Jeff Howe from Downtown Brooklyn

1) Neighborhood: Downtown Brooklyn/Boerum Hill
2) Block: State St., between State St. and Boerum Pl

3) Number of SUVs: 4
4) Total number of cars: 11

Jul. 26 2007 08:55 AM
Jim from Brooklyn, NY

1) Neighborhood: Fort Greene, Brooklyn
2) Block: S Oxford Street, between Lafayette and Dekalb
3) Number of SUVs: 16
4 Total number of cars: 66

Surprising (to me, at least)!

Jul. 26 2007 08:25 AM

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