August 26, 2017
Great, short article in the NY Times about some temporary parks popping up in parking spots over the summer.
From the article (no paywall):
The space felt intimate and, dare we say, calm, even as cars whizzed by a few feet away. The Ipe (Brazilian walnut) wood flooring, arranged like a boardwalk deck, is surrounded by bright yellow scotch broom shrubs, purple Russian sage plants and coral bells that hang in brown fabric pouches on a fence made of bamboo. Solar panels collect energy to power the park’s L.E.D.s at night.
- Map of all NYC Street Seats http://www.streetseats.org/
- More Detailed Article https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/24/nyregion/parklets-parking-spaces.html
- From the Architects http://blogs.newschool.edu/news/2017/05/street-seats-2017-is-a-public-seating-space-that-evolves/