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Summer Streets: The Wait Is Over

3:46 PM EDT on August 8, 2008

Well, almost over. It's been two and a half months since we first heard that some sort of Ciclovia-style event was coming to New York. Tomorrow, Summer Streets will finally be upon us. To build up the anticipation just a bit more, we're re-posting this classic from the Streetfilms archive.

The spectacle of a 6.9-mile car-free route in the middle of Manhattan should make for a banner street photography day. To our New York readers who plan to bring cameras to the event: Upload your shots to Flickr and tag them "streetsblog" -- we'll highlight the best next week. You can also drop us a line at tips@streetsblog.org if you've got a Summer Streets story or experience you want to tell us about. Don't hold back.

Here are a few key points of information from the official Summer Streets website:

    • The route runs from the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge to 72nd Street, mostly along Lafayette Street and Park Avenue.
    • There are three rest stops, each with its own programming running throughout the day. The "arts and culture" rest stop will be at 51st Street and Park. The "health and fitness" rest stop will be at 24th and Park. And the "underground" rest stop will be on Cleveland Place (Lafayette Street) between Spring and Kenmare.
    • If you pop a tube on your bike, basic repair will be available at all three rest stops, and at the Bicycle Habitat shop on Lafayette between Spring and Prince.

Have fun out there Streetsbloggers.

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