Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Summer Streets

Summer streets - what an incredible opportunity! For 3 Saturdays during the summer, Park Avenue is closed off to cars and open to walkers, joggers, bikers, and rollerbladers. The event is incredibly well planned and organized, with activity stops almost every mile. It always leaves participants asking for it to be done more often.

I took part on two different Saturdays. The first time going down from 72nd street to the Brooklyn Bridge and then returning in time to visit my local green market - 82nd  and 1st. 

Midtown rest stop - lots of booths and food!

With free bike valet!

The second Saturday I ventured over the Brooklyn Bridge: a bit hectic and crowded but a beautiful view! I road around Brooklyn for a bit and then stopped by the water for a nice afternoon treat of frozen yogurt!

My own rest stop - with a great view of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline.

Learning how not to get run over by trucks - very useful rest stop.

Free NYC water - best in the world!
Puppet show / story time for the little ones at another stop.

Rest stop complete with sand boxes,

and professional sand sculptures making part of the city skyline.

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