Submit Your Park(ing) Day Application Like, Now

A brief reminder that Park(ing) Day 2011 is coming up in a few weeks. This year’s street reclamation goodness will go down Friday, September 16. If you’d like to host a space of your own, you may want to hop to it. Applications are due today.

The Park(ing) Day web site has what you need.

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NYCEDC Building a Park(ing Lot) for Downtown Brooklyn

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If you’ve ever wished you could dodge more cars and inhale more exhaust on your way to the park, Downtown Brooklyn’s next green space is for you. It will be built on top of a garage with nearly 700 underground parking spots. Last Thursday, the city’s Economic Development Corporation released a request for proposals to […]

More Park(ing) Day: San Fran Rolls Out the Parkcycle

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  I was pretty sure that New York City had San Francisco beat for this year’s Park(ing) Day, what, with the children’s reading hour and the on-street gymnasium in Brooklyn; Staten Island and Queens getting in on the act; and German tourists frolicking on the sod in front of the MoMA (all captured by StreetFilms, […]

Want a Park(ing) Day Spot? 50 Spaces Now Available.

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Mark September 19 on your calendars. That’s when Park(ing) Day returns to New York. Last year, neighborhood groups all over the city got into the street reclamation groove, converting 25 parking spots into temporary parks. Park(ing) Day 2008 figures to be even more visible. Fifty spots will be set aside to show how public street […]

Why is There a Picnic in My Parking Spot?

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Park(ing) in Park Slope, Brooklyn, May 6, 2006. The sign says, "Public space reclamation in progress." Today is International Park(ing) Day, the day when urban dwellers all around the world reclaim on-street parking spaces for purposes more creative and life-affirming than private motor vehicle storage. If you found a bunch of kids playing in an […]

Park(ing) Day 2011: Find Your Favorite Park(ing) Spot

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The forecast is sunny and seasonable for Park(ing) Day 2011 here in New York City, so get ready to enjoy the annual celebration of the public spaces that are our neighborhood streets. At 34 locations in all five boroughs, New Yorkers will be taking over curbside parking spaces with installations that are by turns relaxing, […]