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PARK(ing) Day 2007 NYC (en español)

Park(ing) Day fue un gran éxito en la ciudad de Nueva York el año pasado. Se convirtieron muchos espacios de estacionamiento en espacios verdes para la gente. Se acerca Park(ing)Day 2008, viernes, el 19 de septiembre ocuparemos 50 espacios en los 5 condados de la ciudad.

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<p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">[intro music]</font> <br> </p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i>Speaker:</i> [00:03] Here we finally have some grass in Manhattan, it’s pretty nice, I like it. </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>: [00:07] And I seen this and like, let’s crash here. </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> [00:08] The grass is a little cold, but it’s good. </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> [00:12] Where’s the SUV that I saw here yesterday? </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> [00:19] I love tanning and this would be a fabulous place to tan. </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> [00:21] This is an ideal crossword puzzle location.</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> [00:24] We’re going to take over parking spot and do what we want in it.</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> [00:27] It’s non intrusive, it’s welcoming, you know. </font></p> <p> <br></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"></font></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i>All:</i> [00:31] Parking Day.</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> [00:32] What we’re doing here is very subversive. We are really changing the equation on New York City streets. Many New Yorkers know that it’s not uncommon for cars to park on the sidewalk, to bully pedestrians at intersections. Today is the day when we mete out a little street justice, when we take back what actually was originally ours.</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] We have 20 spots in all five Boroughs. Today is all about showing New Yorkers that if their public space was allocated for purposes such as parks, people are going to have a lot of fun, get to know their neighbours, and have more space for their community. </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> [01:16] I’m here with the Lower East Side Girls Club who’s been always raising the consciousness of people in our community to important issues. They’re trying to get people to be conscious about what vehicles are doing to our air and our environment and our society. </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> [01:31] Set up a space, put our bicycle blender machine and just hang out, have the girls come by and just hang out, sit down and look at the city go by. </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> [01:40] We feel very strong about their environment, the fact that there’s so many cars around, so we feel like everyone should at least once in a while just stop and smell the roses, even if they are fake. </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> [01:48] We’re sitting on 90 square feet of real sod, grass, in the middle of Time Square. </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> [01:56] The idea is to show in one day how much a small park, like even this size, would actually get used. </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> [02:01] I think it’s neat. I know when we went to London, you know, you get a lot less room for parking and there is something to it. You know you could be less stressed, less pollution. </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> [02:11] The site at the Museum of Modern Art which is on 53<sup>rd</sup> Street, there was actually a line to sit down on the park bench, so people would sit down, they would eat an ice-cream cone or their lunch or their latte and they’d wait about ten minutes and they’d kind of get kicked out by the next person. </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> [02:24] It’s kind of weird here in the middle of Manhattan but we really liked it and…</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> [02:28] We took the opportunity to relax for a few seconds after a hectic day. </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> [02:32] I passed by and I saw this and I said “wow, I must check this out.” And I asked the girls if I could come in and sit down because I have never been able to sit on 7<sup>th</sup> Avenue and 32<sup>nd</sup> Street and watch all the action that’s going on from a very secure place. </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> [02:53] Having a place like this in a congested area of the city, it just brings warm feelings and makes you feel like you’re on the park, it really does.</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> [03:09] I have a gymnasium right around the corner here and thought I would extend out into the community with some of my equipment and touch some children that are just walking by coming home from school. </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> [03:27] It just seems like a great way to make people aware how we actually use our streets, and how we could get more public space if we were to share the streets with the cars instead of just having cars. </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> [03:55] Today we’re reclaiming a little piece of 7<sup>th</sup> Avenue for the people. We got chairs, we got music, we have a mechanic here for people passing by on their bikes, they can get a quick tune up. And Birdbath Bakery here is a green bakery, they have generously donated this awesome plate of cookies. We got free lemonade.</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> [04:16] Having the park here today is just proof positive that we can do better things with our public spaces than provide parking for cars. With tiny investment, a few chairs, a little fake green grass, we put out a couple of pizzas, we have a big board where people are drawing pictures. We’ve turned, you know, a 200 square feet of New York City public space into a public park that has attracted hundreds of people already this morning. </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> [04:42] Not only are people talking to each other but we’re eating together, they’re sitting in the sun. It’s really nice. </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> [04:53] Transformation of the gritty Cortelyou Street by the library into a beautiful park with grass and shrubs, it’s a fabulous thing. </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> [05:03] Well if you live in an apartment like a lot of us do, there’s no park to take your kid to, so today there is. </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> [05:10] I think it’s great, it’s kind of cool. I wasn’t sure how it was going to plan out at first. </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>:<i> </i> [05:16] Do you think it’s a better use of parking space than parked cars?</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> [05:19] On a beautiful day it is, yes.</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> [05:20] What’s healthy for the planet is what’s healthy for the people and this is just a demonstration of that. Like how cool would it be if we had spaces like this along 7<sup>th</sup> Avenue that were dedicated to the people, not to the cars? So I’m looking for this to extend all the way up and down 7<sup>th</sup> Avenue, on both sides. </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> [05:37] It really feels like the ball’s rolling and it feels like a lot of people are getting excited about this and it’s great to see an idea really germinate </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> [05:45] We hope that over the years this could become just an opportunity for spontaneous action, that any community that wants to really rearrange their space for a day could set up some green and take back the street. </font> <br> </p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">[music]</font> <br></p> Transcription Sponsored by: <a href="http://transcriptdivas.com/">Transcript Divas Transcription Services </a>
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  • Scott

    hey clearance...why in spanish?
    i think is a good idea, to had it subtitled in spanish, to reach more people...to little by little fight against the language barrier. If you need some other help with the interpretation-translation of videos into spanish i could help you..im half mexican-half canadian!

    cheers.

    scott

  • http://www.livablestreets.com/people/futurebird Susan Donovan

    Nice work! It looks like parking day was a big success!