This Week: Harlem River Bridges, Woodhaven Boulevard

There’s a flurry of community board action this week before the lull of summer recess, plus a kid-friendly bike ride in East Harlem.

Here are the highlights for the week — check the Streetsblog calendar for the full slate of events:

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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