More Park(ing) Day Photos

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Park(Day) co-organizer Jen Petersen and Robert Cipriano lounge at No Impact Man‘s spot in front of Whole Foods at 7th Ave. and W. 24th St.


Project for Public Spaces and Open Planning Project set up at Third Ave. and St. Marks.


NYU students planted a garden in this parking space at E. 9th and Stuyvesant.


Open Planning Project’s Nick Grossman chats with author Tony Hiss as Livable Streets luminaries Ethan Kent, Paul White, Gary Toth and Phil Myrick enjoy the shade.


Enjoying lunch at 7th Ave. and 24th St.


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Why is There a Picnic in My Parking Spot?

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