Summer Streets! It’s three Saturdays in August where those of us on wheels (and on foot) can dream of what New York would be like if there were no cars to hit us.** It’s environmentally friendly, and it gets bigger every year.
If you get there early (7am), you can beat the crowds. It’s almost like a Twilight Zone episode.
But New York is safer. Much safer. And though fewer and fewer artists can afford to live here, we do have art:
I’ll take it. I’ll take all of it. I’ll take more of it. I wish Summer Streets could last all summer.
And maybe one day, they will.
*Confession: I stole this riddle from a joke I grew up with in the 60s. The answer then was “Grass. I lied about the wheels.”
**According to Transportation Alternatives, a pedestrian is hit by a car every 6 minutes in New York.