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Old 08-08-08, 03:44 AM   #1
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Mayor Helps Kick Off Pedestrian Street Fair

The G/F and I are planning to bring the bikes to this event and ride around for awhile. Is anyone else going?

From NY1.com:

Mayor Helps Kick Off Pedestrian Street Fair

August 07, 2008

The mayor along with hip-hop artist Jay-Z kicked off Summer Streets Thursday, a brand new initiative aimed at taking traffic off city streets and replacing it with people.

For the next three Saturdays, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., seven miles of streets from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge will be vehicle-free.

Rest stops along the route will have organized activities, such as salsa dancing and hopscotch, and music performances.

There will also be water and first aid kits. Pedestrians will be able to take a stroll or ride a bike.

"It probably will be pretty good for business. It should bring out if the weather's good for the three saturday mornings, a lot of people who would not normally come," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "If the stores are open, they will patronize them or go to the restaurants, particularly if its outdoors."
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Old 08-08-08, 10:02 AM   #2
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I think they'd get a lot more people if it didn't end so early.
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Old 08-08-08, 11:27 AM   #3
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I actually work on Saturdays DRIVING around the city.
I'll be the one in the Black Acura with the twin bike rack on the top cursing and wishing I were riding instead of driving.
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I really think this has a chance to be something big if lots of people show up on each of the next three Saturdays and it gets the attention of the press and people who see a big crowd.
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Showing up tomorrow morning. Looking forward to it!

Tonight though, it can't compete with the Olympics opening ceremonies!
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ahhhh i have work tomorrow! sucks...
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