Last Chance! The Final 2013 Edition of Summer Streets Is Tomorrow

The final Summer Streets of 2013 is tomorrow. Photo: ## DOT##

Okay, New York. You’ve had two chances so far this August to get out of bed, off the couch, and outside to Summer Streets. This is your final warning.

The last of three Summer Streets this year is scheduled for tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Park Avenue and Lafayette Street, from 72nd Street to the Brooklyn Bridge. The route connects to a car-free Central Park loop drive north of 72nd Street and is lined with fitness classes, live music, a zip line, and of course, the Voice Tunnel installation.

Have fun out there. You know you want to.

  • Joe R.

    It’s a pity they can’t let this run into the late evening. Early mornings just don’t work for night owls like me. Besides, I think it could take on a real street fair character if we let it run all day.

  • Anonymous

    Six years into this event, one would hope for at least that! I don’t recall exactly what the schedule was back in 2008, but it seems like there have been no added streets, days or even hours during the three days. My impression was that the ’08 schedule was just a pilot, subject to later expansion if successful, but time has sadly not borne that out so far.

  • carma

    just by the shear numbers of the crowds, they should make this an entire summer event, not just 3 saturdays, but at least 7-8 saturdays close down park ave for a few hours and introduce something uniquely NY, such as street meat food, some green markets, events to play, and just have a good time.

  • tyler

    I really don’t understand why it doesn’t extend into the afternoon… well, I understand, but none of the reasons are convincing.

  • biker1

    This needs to run from 7 am to 7 pm, roughly the summer daylight hours. Also, who is the most pro-bike mayoral candidate?

  • Anonymous

    This is very poorly run and it’s getting worse. It’s a rabble and they close of streets at random without making any effort to integrate the summer streets into the regular pattern. For instance, Rivington and Prince don’t have a stop so that one of the main crosstown bike routes is effectively a free for all to cross. Secondly, they don’t really have anyway of keeping cyclists, pedestrians and bladers apart. I’m all for summer streets but like anything that is a good idea they should run it like professionals and not just some Saturday chook raffle.

  • Anonymous

    I think part of the problem is the overwhelming demand because the event happens so rarely: only three half-days a year. Perhaps if it happened every week, the demand each time wouldn’t be so overwhelming and it would be easier keep things under control.

    It’s not impossible: cities with bigger population and worse traffic do it successfully.


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