Saturday, August 16, 2008


PLAY, RUN, WALK. BIKE, BREATHE. Today is another day of SUMMER STREETS. It's a new city program that temporarily opens a 6.9 mile car-free route from the Brooklyn Bridge to 72nd Street. Featuring connections to Central Park and other open spaces, Summer Streets give New Yorkers unprecedented access to the streets for exercise and exploration from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on three consecutive Saturdays in August, the 9th, 16th and 23rd. Major cross-town streets remain open for vehicles that need to cross the route. The program was announced previously by Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Sadik-Khan who were joined by Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Lance Armstrong and David Byrne. I took the photos above on PARK AVENUE earlier today. The street was full of cyclists, walkers, joggers and all sorts of impromptu car-free cavorting.

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