Friday, June 20, 2008

Hey, It's Summer in Forest Hills Too, You Know

Some of you might have read that the Mayor is closing down Park Avenue three consecutive Saturdays for "Summer Streets", where they close the street off from traffic for people just to stroll, bike, or run around. It's not a street fair - but existing restaurants are encouraged to set up tables on the sidwalk. No cars, no vendors, no bootlegged Reggaeton CD's. Just Forest Hills residents and visitors enjoying a weekend day.

Turns out Brooklyn Heights and Williamsburg are doing it too. I think it's a great idea.

Using Community Board 72 on your right, I've emailed Melinda Kata and Community Board 6 requesting they look into this. Feel free to shoot them a note as well and I think it would help. I suggested the obvious - Austin Street or one of the side streets.

http://www.streetsblog.org/2008/06/16/bloomberg-sadik-khan-and-friends-unveil-summer-streets/

http://curbed.com/archives/2008/06/20/burg_brooklyn_heights_getting_their_own_summer_streets.php