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Summer Streets is back in New York City and that means New Yorkers will have the opportunity to celebrate the city’s public streets.

Families are encouraged to engage in fun activities that promote healthy, car-free living. This year, there will be a 270-foot waterslide at Foley Square to help you beat the summer heat

This event that is taking place on August 1st, 8th and 15th will shut down many streets in the city. Below are the following streets that will be closed for Summer Streets. You've been warned.

The following streets will be closed from 7 A.M. to 1 P.M:



· Centre Street between Brooklyn Bridge exit and Reade Street / Lafayette Street

· Lafayette Street between Reade Street/ Centre Street and East 10th Street

· Cooper Square between Astor Place and 4th Avenue

· Fourth Avenue between Astor Place and East 15th Street

· Union Square East between East 15th Street and East 17th Street

· Park Avenue South between East 17th Street and East 32nd Street

· Park Avenue between East 32nd Street and East 72nd Street (Including the viaduct between East 40th Street and East 46th Street)

· East 72nd Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue

Rest Stops:

· Centre Street between Reade Street / Lafayette Street and Worth Street

· Leonard Street between Lafayette Street and Centre Street

· Cleveland Place between Kenmare Street and Spring Street

· Spring Street between Crosby Street and Mulberry Street

· Kenmare Street between Lafayette Street and Cleveland Place

· Astor Place between Broadway and 4th Avenue

· East 12th Street between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue

· East 24th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue

· East 25th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue

To learn more about Summer Streets and view a map of the route and rest stops, head over to

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