Thursday, September 17, 2009

PARK(ing) Day Is Friday -- Brooklyn Has 12 So Far

PARK(ing) Day is an annual event where artists and regular folks temporarily transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks, for just one day. The event premiered in Brooklyn in 2005.

This Friday (tomorrow), 55 parking spaces around New York will be turned into wacky, beautiful or theme-oriented pop-up parks -- with 12 (so far) in Brooklyn. These include Cortelyou Road Park, Fixcity on Bedford, LITTLEJOHN Park, 5th Ave. Bike Lane Love, Buckminster Fuller Park, Bedford Village Park, Gnarly Vines on Myrtle and more. The photo above shows one of last year's PARK(ing) spaces on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights.

See the web site for more; also see the new PARK(ing) Day contest here.

More park descriptions can be found at Brooklyn Based.

Photo by MK Metz

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dirnewyorkcity said...

It was happy park(ing) for a lot of people around here.

Moderator said...

Here are a few photos of New Haven, CT’s 3 spaces: