NYC Summer Streets 2014
Summer Streets 2014
During August 2, 9, and 16, from 7 am to 1 pm, the Department of Transportation urged both citizens and businesses to ‘come out and play’ during the half-day events. Organized activities included sidewalk chalk art, hopscotch, kids’ bicycle races, various dance classes (African, Cha Cha Cha, Kids Dance Class, Creative Movement). Nearly seven miles of NYC turf from the Brooklyn Bridge all the way to the Upper East Side are cleared of vehicles, creating a pedestrian paradise complete with food and entertainment. This edition’s offerings include free bike rentals, a rock-climbing wall, a zip line and outdoor art installations (including a misting station and a minigolf course). It also includes pedestrian access to the Park Avenue Tunnel, with an interactive sound-and-light work by Jana Winderen. From Centre St at Brooklyn Bridge to Park Ave at 72nd St
Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2013, more than 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets. Among those who attended Summer Streets, it was deemed a resounding success. Especially dramatic was the scene at the Grand Central Terminal overpass, which has been a cars-only zone for decades. People could approach the statue of Cornelius Vanderbilt for the first time and study artistic details of nearby buildings that cannot be appreciated by motorists.
Route of Summer Streets
Ranging from Central Park all the way down to the Brooklyn Bridge.
Map of the Summer Streets route is available here