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Spinning tops and summer streets

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“Los Trompos (Spinning Tops),” a set of six, eight-foot-tall interactive seating elements, created by Mexican-based design team Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena was placed within the Astor Place Rest Stop all three Summer Streets Saturdays. Inspired by the popular children’s toy, the seating elements enabled Citi Summer Streets participants to experience a life-sized “spinning top” first hand as they twisted around and within the sculptures. Continue reading

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August Events

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It’s that time of year again where outdoor festivals, placemaking efforts and community events are in full swing; take time to explore, play and enjoy your city’s public spaces. Here are just a few events taking place in the month of August:

Summer Streets
New York City, NY
August 6, 13, 20 2016

International Open Streets Summit
Portland, OR
August 18 – 21, 2016

OpenStreets TO
Toronto, ON
August 21, 2016

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Dive into the Park Avenue Tunnel


As part of  The New York City Depeartment of Transporatation Summer Streets 2014, Norwegian artist Jana Winderen created a 7-block long immersive sound installation within the Park Avenue Tunnel, running from 33rd Street to 40th Street. The soundscape uses sound recorded from shallow to deep underwater environments found in countries from Greenland to Thailand.  Continue reading

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