Summer Streets 4, Part One

A few highlights from the fourth year of car-free summer Saturdays on Park Avenue and Lafayette Street, which, despite the threat of rain in the beginning, seemed just as popular as ever:

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The cast of "Goldilocks and the Three Polar Bears" puts on a show on Centre Street. Photo: ##*Petals/Flickr##

Transportation Alternatives' bike valet parking at 24th Street. Photo: ##
The eye-popping sand castle competition at Foley Square Photo: ##
The Whole Foods rest stop on 24th Street, site of free refreshments and bike traffic bottlenecks. Photo: ##

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The Man Who Saved NYC Cycling

“Our streetwise Dionysian godhead,” is how one veteran of the 1987 Midtown bike ban protests described Stephen Athineos, who died yesterday of a heart attack in Inwood, where he lived. Amen. You could also call Steve “the man who saved NYC cycling.” Without his charismatic field generalship, the rolling demonstrations that mesmerized the city in […]