A quick Flickr search for “Park(ing) Day 2011” this afternoon turned up this excellent rug-based parking spot reclamation all the way down under in Adelaide, Australia. So far, nothing from NYC, arguably the birthplace of the Park(ing) Day concept (though the San Francisco partisans will have something to say about that). C’mon, New York, show […]
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.
Bicycles seem to figure more prominently in Nissan’s Leaf promotion than Leafs (or Leaves, as the case may be). It looks like one car maker has figured out an intriguing way to market its product to a city audience: Just don’t show it at all. In fact, try to sell it by appealing to the […]
As Park(ing) Day participants set up and enjoyed 50 mini-parks on New York City streets, the Streetfilms crew -- Clarence Eckerson, Jr., Chris Read and Robin Urban Smith -- fanned out across the boroughs to catch the action on video.
The folks at HR&A Advisors set up an outdoor office in their Columbus Circle Park(ing) spot, complete with wi-fi and business attire. It may not have had sod, but this spot on Broadway and 74th Street got a lot of attention from curious passersby. Maybe in part because of the great snacks. (Thanks again for […]
These pics, courtesy of Sustainable Flatbush, come from the Park(ing) spot on Brooklyn’s Cortelyou Road, where fingerpaint and crayons are all the rage.