Summer Streets Are Back!

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced this week the return and expansion of the Summer Streets program along with more than 1,500 free events taking place throughout New York City this summer.  The Mayor was joined by the Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, who noted that some 50,000 people enjoyed Summer Streets last year and that these temporary car-free streets were spreading this year to 14 locations across all five boroughs. Among some of the others supporting the Mayor's announcement were Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, Def Jam record label co-founder Russell Simmons and actor Luis Guzmán.