Pop Up Parks in NYC Parking Spots, aka Street Seats!
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/