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Block Party Summer

It is 4th of July weekend, can't think of anything fun to do? Might a Block Party fancy you? There are over 3000 block parties in New York every year. There is bound to be one in or near your neighborhood. Check the Block Party NYC list of locations. Or, if you know about a party that is not listed, just add it yourself. Here is a taste of the *87th Street Block Party in June.*Extra footage for this video was shot by Sasha Sumner and Robin Urban Smith.

 <br> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">[intro music]</font> <br> </p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i>Speaker:</i>  [00:09] We love 87<sup>th</sup> Street.  </font></p> <p> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"></font></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">[music]</font> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i>Speaker:</i>  [00:16] This is West 87<sup>th</sup> Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam.  We’re having a block party today, and it is a hot, wonderful day and everyone’s having an amazing time.  </font></p> <p> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"></font></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i>Speaker:</i>  [00:26] I didn’t know what it was about until I came down.  I heard the noise and then came down and was very pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t a commercial deal, you know, I thought maybe it was going to be those place that sells tube socks, you know.  But no, it’s people.  I can’t believe I’m sitting on grass in the middle of my block.  </font></p> <p> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"></font></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i>Speaker:</i>  [00:46] It’s perfect for my baby, she can just hang out on the street and be comfortable and be cool, and it’s really beautiful.</font></p> <p> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"></font></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i>Speaker:</i>  [00:54] I think it just makes it more relaxed, you know.  The city’s like very tense and this just helps.</font></p> <p> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"></font></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i>Speaker:</i>  [01:00] We have lemonade stands.</font></p> <p> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"></font></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i>Speaker:</i>  [01:01] We miss it because we used to have it long time ago.  This is a great way of getting to know your neighbours.  The kids have a place to play and run on the bike.  Like this morning they were running back and forth, you don’t see that often, it’s so dangerous to get the kids out on the bike.  </font></p> <p> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"></font></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i>Speaker:</i>  [01:19] I want you to walk the bike like this really fast.  Try to roll along for as long as you can.  Once you can roll a nice long ways without putting that foot down, put your pedals back on.  </font></p> <p> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"></font></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i>Speaker:</i>  [01:30] It was great.  I learned how to do a bike.</font></p> <p> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"></font></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">[music]</font> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i>Speaker:</i>  [01:38] I’ve had a chance to talk with a lot of people about how they feel coming out onto their street, and a lot of people have expressed a desire to see them happen just more often.  </font> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">[music]</font></p> Transcription Sponsored by: <a href="http://transcriptdivas.com/">Transcript Divas Transcription Services </a>
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  • Tom Rorb

    That's one GREEN and COLORFUL block party! I want one on my street!!!