Sunday, August 10, 2008

Summer Streets -- coming to an avenue near you!

(excerpt from the Summer Streets Website on

"NYC DOT and our partners are proud to present Summer Streets. We will temporarily close Park Avenue and connecting streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park to motor vehicles and open it up to people on three consecutive Saturdays in August (August 9, 16, & 23)."
I missed this yesterday, and will be away next week, so I'll have to live vicariously through the stories. Looks like bike helmets were fitted and given away(!!) yesterday. And if you never learned to ride a bike as a kid, there's a course for that too. Just as with street fairs or the loop in central park, there's something kind of magically fun about ambling down a paved street.

Why did I miss it yesterday? DD had her 5-month-iversary yesterday and we celebrated with a trip to the central park petting zoo.

More Info: Summer Streets Website
Article: City Will Close Five Miles of Manhattan Road to Car Traffic [NY Sun]

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