For three consecutive Saturdays starting August 4th, seven miles of Manhattan streets will be handed over to pedestrians to walk, run, bike, and play in a city-sponsored event called Summer Streets. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy the streets without worry of running into cars or trucks as the City of New York shuts down Park Avenue and connecting streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park.
It gives participants the chance to take in the city’s architecture from a fresh perspective and engage in some fun activities such as rock climbing, yoga classes, dance classes, and much more.
Rock climbing is one of the many activities at Summer Streets supplied by REI outdoor rock climbing. The traveling wall will be a featured activity at Summer Streets for the next two Saturdays.
All Photos by Lauren Hawker. For more, check out the BTR Flickr account.