160-foot zip line unveiled at Union Square – Metro US

160-foot zip line unveiled at Union Square

According to a press release just sent out by the NYC Department of Transportation, DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan will unveil a 160-foot zip line in Union Square tomorrow.

The zip line, atEast 17th Street and Park Avenue South, is 30 feet above the ground, and once it opens, will be available for the public to ride.

The zip line is part of the return of the city’s extremely popular “Summer Streets,” where, for the fifth year in a row, the DOT shuts down streets for events like swimming in Dumpsters.

Each year, Summer Streets offers nearly seven miles of temporary car-free streets in Manhattan, stretching from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park. The DOT will also unveil a 25-foot climbing wall tomorrow.

See pictures of the zip line in action here.