Saturday saw the welcome return of Summer Streets, and it didn’t disappoint. From the Inflatable waterpark to the pop-up beaches, here are some images and video of NYC’s largest pedestrian playground.
Summer Streets is an NYC Department of Transportation project that celebrates sustainable transportation by opening Seven miles of the city’s streets, along Lafayette Street and Park Avenue, to create a pedestrian playground like no other.
The first of three days of pedestrian fun was this weekend. the city took to the street to play, run, walk and bike, on roads that are usually full of traffic. At the heart of the celebration is a reminder for New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation and engage in healthy recreation… but let’s be honest, we’re going to enjoy the surreal feeling of going up or down Park Ave with no cars!
The next Summer Streets takes place on August 12 and 19… we’d say “don’t miss it,” but we have the feeling it will be pretty unavoidable. Here are some photos and images from the first Saturday:
Everyone loves SummerStreets!
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Just a giant inflateable waterpark on the streets of New York…
What a beautiful shot!
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on your marks… get set…
Wait for it… an awesome ride down a water slide.
Summer time ?️???♂️#summerstreets #vitacocobeach you got 2 more Saturday’s to check out the activities along the summer streets route, it’s dope and you can walk, jog, run or peddle your way around the streets of Manhatten closed off to cars, @vitacoco thanks for the coconut water and shades
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You’ll never be as chill as this guy…
Pedestrians and cyclists take park ave!
Park Avenue Viaduct on Summer Streets. Every year, NYC closes 7 miles of Park Avenue to traffic and let pedestrians and bicyclists take over. Best thing is there’s 2 more Saturdays to wander Park Ave. Only times one gets to walk on the Viaduct around Grand Central Terminal. The early rains kept crowd levels down but really washed the streets clean. #summerstreets #nyc #parkavenue #motionblur #sony #affinityphoto #carfree @nypd @nyc_dot
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There were even dog area pools to cool off your best friend
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What are you fighting for?
We took the beach to the streets for @summerstreets 2017. The Urban Ocean Conservation Experience included a ‘pop up’ workshop and then we asked people to share what it is they’re fighting for, through their activism. Marine life came out as the top answer! We also conveyed top tips on how to keep both ourselves and the ocean healthy!@kitaforthesea @gabstratton #nycsurf #nycsurfing #surfrider #nycsurflife #cleanocean #healthybeaches #environment #sustainability #healthy #ocean #summerstreets
All the people!
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the “Miniest” mini-golf
Let’s go to the beach
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Let’s go to the beach
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