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Summer Streets Provides New Yorkers With Unique Experiences

The zip line above Foley Square (Credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

The zip line above Foley Square (Credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - It’s 160 feet long and 30 feet above Foley Square, and it was cool on this hot summer day.

The zip line was one of the most popular activities in the fifth annual Summer Streets, which consisted of seven miles of car-free streets.

1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reports 

But one woman almost froze up before going for a ride.

“Yeah, I was so scared!” she told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck. “I was like, ‘I can’t do this!’ I was nervous going up, but when I got there I got so scared. I was like, ‘Oh my goodness, I can’t let go!'”

Despite her fear of heights, she admitted how fantastic it is that New York City shuts its streets down and does initiatives like this to give people the opportunity to have a unique experience.

“I love it,” she said. “It’s an experience that I’ve always wanted to do.”

Robert, her friend, did the zip line four times.

“(I) was not nervous at all until I actually got to the top, and then I thought, ‘OK, this is it and I’m really high up here,'” he said.

Free bike rentals, rock-wall climbing in SoHo and just roaming the streets of Park Avenue were all part of Summer Streets.

The event ran until 1 p.m. on Saturday. Thousands took part in it today, but for those who missed it, Summer Streets returns on August 11 and August 18.

Did you take part in Summer Streets? Which activities did you do? Let us know in the comments section below…