Like Montague Street last summer, Vanderbilt Avenue will be closed off to car traffic for a few days this year. Every Sunday next month, the avenue will be "transformed into a temporary pedestrian plaza" from Dean Street to Park Place. Summer Streets on Vanderbilt is being organized by the Vanderbilt Avenue Merchants District and the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, who say it's "designed to encourage the community to come together to shop, stroll and socialize. There will be music, art and gardening, face painting, sun and trees, eating and relaxing, biking and performances, people watching - and whatever else you might like to do. Plus a few surprises." Meanwhile, summer streets will also be returning to a stretch of Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg this year every Saturday from June 6th to July 11th. The avenue went car-free last summer, too, and this year its organizers say that "area non-profits and businesses will be organizing events and activities."
Summer Streets on Vanderbilt Avenue [StreetsBlog]
Williamsburg Walks [Billburg]
Photo of Vanderbilt Ave by brandonzwa.
Summer Streets Coming to Vanderbilt, Bedford Aves
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