STEP STREETS - Where did the Street go?  Oh, I'll have to walk now.

Writen, Directed and Filmed by Mark Goldberg
Produced by AVS Production Company
Edited and Composed by Ethan Startzman

Scattered throughout New York City are streets that are composed entirely of steps, and steep ones at that.

As a rule they were placed on hills that were too steep to build a road, yet in a rare concession to pedestrians, it was determined to allow them access to the streets denied to vehicular transportation.

There are approximately 100 Step Streets in New York City, 64 in the Bronx alone. Many of the others are found in upper Manhattan, as well as northeast Staten Island, the hilliest areas of New York City. There are also a few scattered in Bay Ridge and Highland Park sections of Brooklyn. The longest step street in the Bronx is West 230th, which connects Riverdale and Netherland Avenues in the Spuyten Duyvil section.

The film will try to document every Step Street in New York City studying their past as well as their rebuilding and if there will be future Step Streets built.


The Documentary Factory - which is a division of AVS Production Company has many films which are either in production or pre-production. They are:

Life Is EL - - Living and working under and around the elevated train tracks in New York City

Step Streets - - Where did the Street go?

Education In Smithtown - - Lots of pencils, lots of books, and we loved our teacher's dirty looks

Sake in America - - The love for and growth of what used to be a Japanese exclusive drink in America

Scams Are Us - - You have it, we'll take it

In Search of Whale Vomit - - It'll help you smell better

Oh Deer - - How we live with our forested friends

Life Before Twitter - - The history of the digital era

Volunteers Of America - - Without Volunteers, we would all be in trouble

Legendary Smithtown - - How a man named Smith settled in for the long ride after a short ride

Tea For Two Billion - - Our love for the second most consumed beverage in the World

The Life Of Death - - Who's there at the end

Smart Phone, Stupid People - - Your phone is getting smarter, but you are getting stupider

1DollarForYou - - Yes, you can still get things in NYC for only $1 including great Pizza!

The Deadliest Sport - - Is Gymnastics the deadliest sport?

50 Years of Planting Trees - - The history of Earth Day and the related movements

The Trees of NYC - - Did you know there are over 692,892 trees in NYC?

Can It - - What's with all that metal around my stuff?