Space is a pretty hot commodity in New York City, if you live here you've probably dealt with rooms that would be considered closets in other parts of the country. Finding open space is just as much an issue outside. Runners, bikers, and skaters have to share space with stoplights, taxis, and tons of traffic. But if you're looking to have a bit more open space this weekend, then Mayor Bloomberg has your back, at least outside your converted two bedroom studio!
For three consecutive Saturdays starting August 9, several streets in New York City will become car-free from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park . The route will go along Park Ave and it's connecting streets. Everyone is welcome to come and experience this new added open space. Biking, running, and walking are encouraged, and there will also be fun free events, including exercise classes, scooter races, and classes on growing natural food. More information is available on New York City's Department of Transportation Website. I'm planing on spending Summer Streets days running downtown and checking out the art and culture rest stop on 51st and Lexington. Hope to see you there!
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Mayor Bloomberg, Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, and Shawn Jay-Z Carter invite New Yorkers from across the five boroughs to take their fun to the streets.
Photo: Spencer T Tucker
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