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  A "Park for a Day"
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  • A "Park for a Day" - New York City
      A "Park for a Day"
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  • Park for a Day sign - New York City
      Park for a Day sign
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While walking along West 23rd Street in Chelsea one morning we came across this small group of people who appeared to be picnicking in the road ? and that, it turned out, was exactly what they were doing! We discovered that this was a ?Park for a Day? event marking National Park(ing) Day (which in 2008 was on Friday 19th September). National Park(ing) Day is an opportunity to celebrate parks in cities and promote the need for more parks by creating temporary public parks in public parking spaces. New York City makes its own contribution through Park(ing) Day NYC which is organized by the New York City Streets Renaissance, a city-wide campaign for liveable, people-friendly streets. Various local organisations get involved, and this particular group had taken over a single parking space on busy Sixth Avenue and turned it into a mini urban park, complete with deck chair and green plants. It made a great talking point for passers-by and certainly helped raise awareness of the Park(ing) Day campaign.

Website: http://parkingdaynyc.org/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 13, 2008
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