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New Yorkers Stroll Park Avenue As ‘Summer Streets’ Returns To Manhattan

New Yorkers hit the pavement and enjoyed a traffic free Park Avenue on Saturday, during the first day of the city's 'Summer Streets' program. (Credit:CBS 2)

New Yorkers hit the pavement and enjoyed a traffic free Park Avenue on Saturday, during the first day of the city’s ‘Summer Streets’ program. (Credit:CBS 2)

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The New York City Department of Transportation held its first ‘Summer Streets’ event on Saturday.

Steady rain came to an end on Saturday morning, giving New Yorkers a chance to enjoy traffic-free streets on Park Ave from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge.

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“The biggest new thing, because I’m a dog lover, is our new dog area uptown where we are going to hopefully let the dogs of New York run free and play together,” DOT Commissioner, Polly Trottenberg told CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock.

A number of free activities and events were to be featured including a zip line and access to the Park Avenue Tunnel. On Saturday, 91 trumpeters were on hand to play musician Craig Shepard’s piece ‘Trumpet City: Park Avenue’ in sync along Park Ave.

The event will continue on August 9 and 16.

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