Closing Bell: Park(ing) Day

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Think parking's a pain now? Wait 'til Friday, when 200 spaces will be transformed into "engaging public spaces" for a day. Fifty cities participate in the annual Park(ing) Day, and our local greening is courtesy of New York City Streets Renaissance, which gave grants for folks to shift these spaces from parking to parks. In Williamsburg, a Bedford Avenue spot will be a meditation garden; a kiddie pool and snacks will be on hand at a Court and Atlantic spot; and Courtelyou and Argyle will have kids' art projects. For a full list of park(ing)s, click here. Perhaps some will be encouraged to give up their cars in favor of lawn chairs?
Parking Day 2007. Photo by Sustainable Flatbush.

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