NYC Parking Spaces Transformed in Global Event

Friday, Sep 16, 2011  |  Updated 8:14 AM EDT
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NYC Parking Spaces Transformed in Global Event

The parking space transformation is part of a global initiative.

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New Yorkers are transforming 30 metered parking spots around the five boroughs into green spaces, performance areas and outdoor classrooms.     

The Friday event is part of a global effort called PARK(ing) Day, which raises awareness of the need for public space in urban areas.     

Around the city, the meter spaces are being turned into things like mini-parks.

In one space, theater students will be performing works from Shakespeare.    

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