Tag Archives: Summer Streets

Art Installation: NYC’s Voice Tunnel

A new audio/visual art installation debuted on Saturday in the eight-block long Park Avenue tunnel. My Modern Met provides a description: Open to pedestrians for the first time in history, the Park Avenue Tunnel welcomes visitors to experience an interactive light and sound installation like no other. Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer has transformed the 1,400 foot long tunnel with 300 ...

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Afternoon View – East River Bike Path

Today was the final Summer Streets for the year and Farmboy C and I biked from the Upper East Side to the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, then toured through Chinatown to the Bowery for brunch. We cut through the East Village on the way home, stopping for Mermaid cones at Big Gay Ice Cream before pausing to watch some ...

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Summer Streets NYC Via Helmet-Cam

Here’s a lovely video of Saturday’s Summer Streets event from the helmet-cam of a gay Irish ex-pat. I really dig the soundtrack by British electronica duo Mount Kimbie. The final Summer Streets for the year is this Saturday. Highly recommended just for the cityscapes usually viewed from the windows of a taxi. (Via JMG reader Michael)

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Afternoon View – Park & 42nd

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TOMORROW: Summer Streets NYC

On three Saturdays every August, New York City closes Park Avenue from the Upper East Side to the Brooklyn Bridge for the exclusive enjoyment of bicyclists, joggers, and pedestrians. There are hundreds of vendors on the side streets, free bike repair stations, promotional giveaways, and live music all along the route. Later in the day there will be free concerts ...

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David Byrne’s Bike Racks

Art rocker David Byrne has designed nine temporary bike racks which have been installed around town as part of the Summer Streets program I’ve been raving about. The dollar sign is naturally on Wall Street, the high heel is in front of Bergdorf’s, and the reclining woman is in Times Square, although today’s tourists may not get the reference. The ...

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Summer Streets, Week Two

Seven of us did another all day (seven hours!) bike ride yesterday, enjoying the second week of Manhattan’s fantastic Summer Streets program. Above are Craig, Farmboy C, Little David, Chris, Dr. Jeff, and Father Tony posing on the pier at Brooklyn Bridge Park. We started up at East 69th where we found the downtown route on Park Avenue at least ...

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Summer Streets Of Manhattan

Yesterday was the first of three consecutive Saturdays in Manhattan’s new Summer Streets program in which roads are closed to cars in a route from the Brooklyn Bridge up to Park Avenue at 72nd Street. It was like Critical Mass, only without the assholes. (Above: Farmboy C at Park & 60th.)The Farmboyz and I turned the day into one of ...

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