Streets of leisure close New York

  •  April 15, 2021

In São Paulo, the closing of Paulista Avenue on Sundays is considered a great achievement. To argue in favor, it is good to know that, in the local summer, New York marks eighth grade offering the city's main thoroughfares for leisure.

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Around the world, shrinking car spaces for bicycles and pedestrians is a trend that has gained more and more fans.

The oral carioca already enjoys the experience, repeated every Sunday, for some time.

Ciclovía in Bogota and Paris Plage in the French capital are examples that come from outside and can underpin the debate here.

For the eighth consecutive year, the Summer Streets project shows how New York offers its public spaces for leisure.

A tradition in the city, on the first three Saturdays of August, nearly ten kilometers of Manhattan's most important streets are closed to traffic.

From seven in the morning to five in the afternoon, the extension of the block follows Park Avenue from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge.

In 2014, more than 300,000 people accepted the invitation to occupy them with beach chairs, bicycles, skateboards, rollerblading or walking.

Along the route hundreds of free activities are scheduled.

The list is comprehensive, with a soccer clinic with professional players from the city's teams, art facilities, dog show and adoption fair, bicycle maintenance, guided walks and workshops for children.

One of the most anticipated is a slide of more than 80 meters long, to be traversed with the use of floats, which slide on the street-mounted water circuit.

Except, given the expectation, this activity will only accept those who have previously registered - click here to enter the waiting list.

Now all that remains is to choose the bikini.

If you wanted a destination suggestion for an off season, here's a great idea.


Over the weekend of August, over 10 km closed for leisure in New York

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