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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy Park(ing) Day

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A shout out to our colleague Philip Winn for this parking-to-park animation, starring the OpenPlans Park(ing) Day installation at Crosby and Howard Streets, near Streetsblog headquarters. If you haven’t seen Angie’s Capitol Hill post from this afternoon — featuring curbside parks from Phoenix, Arizona, to Portland, Maine — don’t miss it. And all those photos don’t […]

Park(ing) Day Idea: The Unfolding Caravan

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TreeHugger directs our attention to this installation by Dutch artist Kevin Van Braak. Called "Caravan," it was made by carving up a camper trailer and outfitting it with the trappings of a mini-park. The whole thing can fold back up and be towed around. If you can haul it by bike, Caravan looks like it […]