Saturday, September 20, 2008

Park(ing) Day: Sitting On the Street in Brooklyn

Here are two Park(ing) Day parks carved out of parking spaces Friday in Brooklyn. The top two photos were taken on Montague Street near Hicks in Brooklyn Heights. It was a lovely little green spot for people, with a side park for dogs. Little kids got a kick out of it.

The photo below was taken on Court Street near Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn. We couldn't get off the IKEA bus, but it looked like folks were enjoying themselves. Some of the passers-by seem a little bemused.

Funny -- things that people in other places take for granted -- a bit of grass, for example -- we city dwellers have to declare a day for, get a grant and build. A park the size of a parking space, for just one day.

Photos by MK Metz

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