Summer Streets #3: Spending Spree Time?

smiling_on_bike.jpgThe first season of Summers Streets comes to a close with tomorrow’s third installment. Unlike last week, the sunshine is not in doubt. And whether the set-up separates bikes and peds or lets everyone mingle together, at least one other thing is for sure: This is your last chance to walk and bike car-free in the middle of Manhattan until 2009.

Here’s my plan. At some point during the morning, I’m going to stroll over to First Custom Corp. and get measured for a new suit. A good friend is getting married this October and I need to find something in navy for the ceremony.

Anyone else interested in some car-free shopping

Photo: BicyclesOnly/Flickr

  • I was thinking of picking up a Ferrari, but maybe not since that wouldn’t be car-free… Maybe a Coke and a sticky-bun instead.

  • We’ve brunched somewhere on the route both times just as the cops clear the happy people out of the way to make room for the miserable… and we make sure to say that we wouldn’t be there if it weren’t for Summer Streets.

  • I will see folks tomorrow, but I plan on running 8 miles, so you might not even notice me. Be on the lookout for a 220 pound man sweating like crazy (probably with my shirt off)

    I plan on finishing before noon around Union Square. Lunch with a sweaty brute anyone?

  • And if you see something in a store window that you can’t take home today, be sure to tell the shop owner when you go back to pick it up that you noticed the window display when you strolled/biked by during Summer Streets.

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