Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Park(ing) Day

More Park(ing) Pics: The Art of Sitting in the Street

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Members of Community Boards 2 and 4 chat up visitors to their spot on 8th Avenue and 14th Street. Streetsblog’s Brad Aaron has been roving around Manhattan today, snapping shots of Park(ing) installations. Based on these pics, people are really getting into their seating amenities this year. Check out the roll-able chaise longue lawn chairs […]

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 […]

How Will You Spend Park(ing) Day?

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Tomorrow New Yorkers will lay claim to the city’s most undervalued real estate, unfurling sod and setting up seating, trees and public art for Park(ing) Day 2008. From Transportation Alternatives, here is a sampling of planned spots: Columbus Circle: Curbside break room with grass, communal work tables, internet access 8th Avenue at 15th Street: Tea […]

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 […]

Park Slope Has Its Park(ing) Day

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Evicted from their Park(ing) Day spot by the 78th Precinct last month, Park Slope Neighbors (with the PD’s permission) observed the event over the weekend. StreetFilms’ new producer Elizabeth Press was there, talking to participants, passers-by and motorists who support human-oriented use of valuable public space. There will be a Park(ing) Day celebration tonight in […]