got an email from Gita,
This past Sunday was the first of this year’s Brooklyn Summer Streets. That’s when the city closes off a few streets to vehicular traffic and open it up to who the streets belong to…the people.
here is a flyer for the ongoing event:
a report back from Gita:
“Summer Streets on Vanderbilt
This past Sunday marked the first Summer Streets on Vanderbilt event. The street was closed to automobile traffic from noon to 5pm for pedestrians and bikers to enjoy the vibrant street scene in the sun. The event featured arts and crafts for kids, live musical acts, a fashion show, badminton, food, shopping, and plenty of relaxing. For this weekâ€™s Summer Streets on Vanderbilt event, more activities are planned. There will be kidsâ€™ yoga, jazz music, a steel drum band, a fashion show, and much more. Come out and enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon on Vanderbilt, and bring your friends, family, neighbors, and pets!
Summer Streets on Vanderbilt hopes to promote a new type of open space where community members can walk, play, bike, relax, socialize, and come together. The event also aims to highlight the many cultural resources and local businesses in the Prospect Heights area. This temporary pedestrian plaza hopes to build on a movement that promotes walkable, livable, and sustainable streets and neighborhoods in New York City. Summer Streets on Vanderbilt is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Avenue Merchants District and the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council in conjunction with NYCDOT.
Photos from this past Sundayâ€™s event can be found here: here.