While NYC is massive, it's always jammed with too many cars taking over the streets on a daily basis.
But for three Saturdays in August, the streets will be controlled by the pedestrians for the 10th year in a row, Gothamist reported.
NYC's annual Citi Summer Streets returns on August 5th, 12th and 19th to give New Yorkers a summer playground to escape the heat and the congestion of angry city drivers.
Park Avenue, Lafayette Avenue, and Centre Street will be closed to cars once again between Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.
So this means pedestrians will rule the streets, taking water park adventures down the streets.
You'll find the best activities at the six rest stops down Park Avenue: Central Park at 71st Street & Park Avenue, Uptown at 52nd Street & Park Avenue, Midtown at 25th Street & Park Avenue, Astor Place & Lafayette Street, SoHo at Spring Street & Lafayette Street, Foley Square at Duane Street, and Centre Street.
Along with those rest stops, Astor Place has New York-themed mini-golf, a VR climb to Mt. Everest, and even a peculiar tour of some classic NYC smells (This is a real thing. People are actually curious enough to be blindfolded and given scents of different NYC odors, trying to guess what they are).
Foley Square's epic 270-foot water slide also returns this year, while Union Square's 165-foot long and 30-foot high zip-line will make a comeback. Union Square is also getting a boulder wall thanks to Brooklyn Boulders, as well as a "Go Green" station meant for Earth-saving fun.
But with all these different activities planned, there's gotta be something headlining right? Right!
The rest stop at Central Park is the main point this year, as DOT will debut the LG QuadWash Water Park– a massive inflatable dishwasher-shaped water park coming in at 30 feet wide and 50 feet long.
The water park has activities for all ages, including an "obstacle courses continuously soaked by powerful jet streams, massive slides in the shape of cutlery, and hanging glide rails for kids of all ages to zoom down into pools of water," according to the DOT press release.
nyc_dot #CitiSummerStreets is back and better than ever for our 10th year! Make your way down a car-free Park Avenue from @centralparknyc 72nd St to the Brooklyn Bridge on August 5, 12, & 19 from 7AM-1PM! While many of the old favorites like the @vitacoco Beachside Slide will be returning, there will be plenty of new fun & exciting activities like @citi Presents: #FoodSessions & @lgusa #LGQuadWash at the new Central Park rest stop! Check out all of the #CitiSummerStreets 2017 activities, here: bit.ly/SSactivities
So if you're looking to be a kid again on a mega budget, get to the city these three Saturdays coming up in August.
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