Picture Perfect Park(ing) Day

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New Yorkers were again granted gorgeous Park(ing) Day weather today. Here’s a sampling of reader-submitted photos from local space-reclamation festivities, plus a bonus shot from down in DC.

Keep an eye out for late additions to the Park(ing) Day NYC Flickr and Twitter feeds, and if you’re looking for more pics from other locales, you can start here.

Enjoy the weekend, and Shana Tova.

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Countdown to Park(ing) Day 2008

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On September 19, New Yorkers will stake their claim to some of the city's most valuable, yet cheapest, real estate in celebration of Park(ing) Day. For the uninitiated, Park(ing) Day entails the reclamation of public space by setting up temporary parks in on-street parking spots.

Streetfilms: Park(ing) Day San Francisco

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Park(ing) Day San FranciscoA Clarence Eckerson StreetfilmRunning time: 6:51 – 22.05 MB, QuickTime New York City Streets Renaissance Filmmaker Clarence Eckerson happened to be in San Francisco on Thursday during International Park(ing) Day. Organized by an art collective called Rebar Group, the idea behind Park(ing) is to reclaim curbside automobile parking spaces by temporarily transforming […]

It’s Park(ing) Day All Over America

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This morning, street reclaimers across the country are settling into their Park(ing) spaces — more than 450 spots in 80 cities, according to the latest count. For our readers outside New York City, check out the Trust for Public Land’s Google map to find a spot near you. TPL also has a great round-up of […]

Belated Park(ing) Day Parking Spot Squat in Brooklyn

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PARK(ing) Day

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PARK(ing) Day is September 21, 2006 REBAR opened eyes worldwide by temporarily transforming a metered parking spot into a PARK. We reclaimed the street for people…at least until the meter ran out! Now the challenge is up to you. REBAR, with support from The Trust for Public Land (TPL) wants you, the most creative minds […]

Send Us Your Park(ing) Day Pics!

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A quick Flickr search for “Park(ing) Day 2011” this afternoon turned up this excellent rug-based parking spot reclamation all the way down under in Adelaide, Australia. So far, nothing from NYC, arguably the birthplace of the Park(ing) Day concept (though the San Francisco partisans will have something to say about that). C’mon, New York, show […]