Where Would You Have a “Summer Street”?

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On Tuesday WNYC’s Brian Lehrer asked listeners to send in their suggestions for future "Summer Streets" locations. Responses — which included Flatbush Avenue, one tube of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, and the Henry Hudson Parkway — were mapped here.

Other picks?

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