Summer Streets in NYC

What is Summer Streets, you say?

On three consecutive Saturdays in the summer, nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are opened up for everyone to play, run, walk and bike.

I love Summer Streets! You get Park Avenue on the Upper East Side all the way downtown to the Brooklyn Bridge for yourself, and then some. There are events, water stations all over, and you really feel like you own the streets. I love Summer Streets, did I tell you already?

The first one was last Saturday. And I was excited and horrified that I would miss one.

As slow as I was, I let the boyfriend go first, do his mileage and then circle back to run with me. There was a little mist and it was cloudy: perfect. Less people!! We went out early because it becomes a nightmare later, closer to 11 or noon. He went out at 7, I met him at 9.

My distance and speed were non-important to this run, but you’ll get how amazing it was when you see the pictures. All photos are Juan’s.

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In case you can’t go in a straight line: a map

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This is where it starts, on 72nd and Park Ave, heading south, towards Grand Central in the background…

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I look bent like my stomach is hurting. Which is probably the case always,

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On the other side of Grand Central. Looking like I digested something now. Also, what you do at stops signs.

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Most of them don’t bite

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If you live in NYC, you know Brian. you just do.

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I love these things. Yes, I love water, I love free water, and I love water that is everywhere. These things are EVERYWHERE. So I love them.

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Make sure you read the “repair” part before you throw a tantrum.

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Free Advertising. BEST SHAKESPEARE EVER. If you are in NYC, GO SEE Love’s Labour’s Lost. MOST FRIKING AMAZING THING YOU’LL SEE EVER. EVER. I PROMISE.

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At the end: the Brooklyn Bridge, which is never this lonely!

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12 thoughts on “Summer Streets in NYC

  1. This is so cool. It makes me wish I were in the city to participate.

    Btw, I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award on my blog. Thank you for writing & sharing. I always look forward to your posts.

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  2. I would love to be in the City during this time of the year. It’s eerie how empty it looks, especially since every time I’ve been has been a crazy hot summer with tons of people, etc… You make me miss home 😦

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