What Are You Waiting For, New Yorkers? Grab A Spot of Grass and Reclaim a Park(ing) Spot


Park(ing) Day NYC on the corner of 23rd St and 8th Ave, Manhattan.
Photo: © Matthew Vincent McDermott.

Just a quick a reminder to all TreeHugger readers in New York City: There’s still some daylight out there so if you’ve got some free time this Friday afternoon, find your nearest Park(ing) Spot and join your neighbors reclaiming small bits of asphalt from cars and traffic.

For those that don’t know, this is what Park(ing) Day is all about:

Park(ing) Day is an international event that reclaims over 200 parking spots in 50 cities around the world and transforms them into engaging public spaces for one day a year.

Park(ing) Day NYC is an effort of the New York City Streets Renaissance which offers individuals and groups small grants to turn more than 50 parking spots throughout New York City's 5 boroughs into human-friendly places for a single day. These small, temporary public spaces provide a breath of relief from the auto-clogged reality of New York City, and aim to spark a dialogue about our valuable public space and how we choose to use it.

More at :: Park(ing) Day NYC or at the :: national Parking Day site.

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Plan for Park(ing) Day 2008
Park(ing) Day: An Activism Success Again
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Tags: Activism | Traffic | United States