It’s warming up, you wanna get back out and enjoy the neighborhood and here is a great way to do it. Landmark West will lead you through the exploration of the architecture of the Upper West Side with a walking tour from West 85th to 103rd streets, Broadway to Riverside Drive. Read more →
Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets are opened for people to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2013, more than 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets.
Summer Streets is modeled on other events from around the world including Ciclovía in Bogotá, Colombia and the Paris Plage in France. The event is part bike tour, part walking tour, part block party—a great time for exercise, people watching, or just enjoying summer mornings. Passersby are weclome to participate in arts and crafts workshops, listen to musical performances, learn to salsa dance, eat healthy snacks, climb a 25′ climbing wall, soar through the sky on a 160′ zipline and explore a 179 years voice tunnel.Held between 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy access from all points in New York City, allowing participants to plan a trip as long or short as they wish. All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully.Summer Streets is a project of the New York City Department of Transportation.
I stumbled across this little company called ‘Stray Boots’ and just had to share.
You can explore the city in a unique way with interactive walking tours using your cellphone as your guide. Wander the neighborhood of your choice, solving puzzles and answering trivia, visiting local shops, interacting with merchants and sending in answers to clues along the way.
Anything thats interactive gets my attention and this looks fun, easy and engaging. I’ll be visiting Washington DC in a few weeks with the kids – we’ll give it a try.